Bit9 Chief Technology Officer to Present Webinar on Spear Phishing and Today’s Cyber Attacks

Live webcast hosted by Harry Sverdlove, chief technology officer, to discuss steps IT staff should take to protect against modern threats

Waltham, MA, August 12, 2011 --( Bit9 Inc., the market leader in Application Whitelisting (, announced today that its next webcast will be presented by Harry Sverdlove, chief technology officer, entitled "Spear Phishing and Today's Cyber Attacks" at 2:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 16. In this web seminar, Sverdlove will discuss how spear phishing works and what motivations attackers have towards their targets, while also providing a three-step approach to preventing these threats.

With a seemingly endless list of malware, IT professionals need to be aware of all current threats to their organization. In addition to Advanced Persistent Threats, there are other modern tactics, like spear phishing, that can steal just as much sensitive data from their targets. Spear phishing is a low-technology method and relatively simple to construct, yet it is still causing massive security breaches today. Hackers trick users into clicking on a link or file from a social media outlet or in an email, which are then dropping a payload on their computer. After this has occurred, a hacker then has the opportunity to infiltrate a company's network and cause serious damage, because endpoints are the weakest links in an organization's security posture.

To attend this webinar and to learn more about protecting against the most commonly used tactic in recent security breaches, register for the "Spear Phishing and Today's Cyber Attacks" webcast online at

About Bit9
Bit9 is the market leader in application whitelisting. The company's award-winning endpoint protection solutions provide total visibility and control over all software on endpoints, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Bit9 specializes in protecting organizations against the Advanced Persistent Threat and other modern cyber-attacks. Learn more at

Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software RegistryTM - the world's largest database of software intelligence - to identify and classify software, delivering the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9's dynamic application whitelisting technology makes it simple to deploy application whitelisting in the largest of organizations. The company's global customers come from a wide variety of industries, such as government, financial services, retail, healthcare, e-commerce and education.

Bit9 was awarded a prestigious $2M United States federal research grant in 2003 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of our application whitelisting solutions. Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit or call +1 617.393.7400.

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