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Spirion, ReliaQuest among the companies unveiling products at cybersecurity event

Margie Manning



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The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area is well represented at RSA Conference 2020, one of the largest information security conferences and expositions in the world.

Local companies with a presence at RSA include Spirion in St. Petersburg, ReliaQuest in Tampa, and KnowBe4 in Clearwater. (ISC)², a Clearwater nonprofit membership association, is an education sponsor and Malwarebytes, a San Francisco-based cybersecurity software company with a Clearwater office, also is a sponsor.

The conference, which began Monday and continues through Friday, is a key venue for companies to showcase their new cybersecurity products, according to trade publication CSO.

Spirion, a bronze sponsor of the event, will showcase a new cloud offering, Data Privacy Manager, a platform that allows organizations to choose how to best protect the key data, whether on-premise, or in the private or public cloud.

Gabriel Gumbs, Spirion’s chief innovation officer, will be among the security experts taking part in a roundtable discussion on how to handle regulatory compliance issues and strategies for data loss prevention. That roundtable, “Data Discovery, Privacy, and Compliance in 2020”, will be broadcast live Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. ET during RSAC.

Spirion also will host a breakout session today on the new California consumer privacy act. Scott Giordano, Spirion’s vice president and senior counsel, privacy and compliance, will talk about the requirements of the law and offer insights into effectively meeting them in advance of the July 1 deadline.

Related story: Spirion gets $20M in new funding, beefs up executive team

At RSA, ReliaQuest will demonstrate Verify, a new core capability of its GreyMatter platform, allowing companies to test how they will do in the event of a cyberattack.

Verify, which is being unveiled today, is a continuous, proactive testing simulation. Customers can simulate their own unique environment, then drop and run any strain of malware to identify where vulnerabilities or misconfigurations exist.

Continuous simulation is key, a spokeswoman for ReliaQuest said. Most vendors run their service quarterly or ad hoc, which doesn’t allow for progressive/long term improvements, the spokeswoman said.

Verify is the result of the ReliaQuest acquisition of Threatcare.

“When we acquired Threatcare last October and worked to integrate quickly, it was with a shared vision of the power of continuous cyber assurance compared to traditional piecemeal attack simulation tools,” Brian Murphy, ReliaQuest founder and CEO, said in a news release. “Verify marks a new phase of GreyMatter’s ability to help enterprises better manage their security models by improving visibility and response, while instilling confidence that investments in defense will perform as expected when called upon to do so.”

One of ReliaQuest’s customers has already identified 30 percent of its detection abilities weren’t functioning due to previously unidentified downstream configuration and logging issues, the company said.

KnowBe4, a cybersecurity training firm, will exhibit at RSA, and Javvad Malik, a security awareness advocate at the company, will facilitate a speed networking session.


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