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Core Security Announces Joseph Blankenship as Keynote for Core Connect

Security Industry Veteran to Present on Automating Analytics 

Atlanta, GA – August 22, 2017 - Core Security, a leader in Vulnerability, Access Risk Management and Network Detection and Response, today announced that Forrester’s Joseph Blankenship will deliver a keynote speech for its upcoming annual user conference, Connect 2017, October 17 - 18 in Atlanta, Georgia. Joseph Blankenship is a leading security industry ­veteran and currently a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals.

Blankenship will examine how analytics and automation are combining to transform security operations. Specifically, he will address how combating threats and keeping pace with change requires security technologies to work together and security leaders to embrace automation. Blankenship will deliver his keynote on Wednesday, October 18 at 4:15pm ET.

The Connect conference brings together Core Security customers, partners, and industry thought leaders to discuss ways to better tackle cybersecurity issues such as access risk, network detection and response, pen-testing and vulnerability management. The conference also includes a full day of dedicated hands-on technical training and workshops providing attendees with a deeper understanding of solutions designed to more effectively secure their companies’ data. Attendees will be eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

“As IT environments and threats evolved, approaches to security have largely stayed the same. Cybersecurity is built on a legacy of siloed technologies and manual processes, but we understand that organizations need to embrace things like orchestration and analytics to remain ahead of the competition,” said David Earhart, CEO, Core Security. “We are excited to have Joseph bring his expertise to Core Connect and explain how analytics and orchestration are crucial to navigating today’s threat landscape.”

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August 22, 2017