Stach & Liu Managing Director Francis Brown to Discuss Security Awareness Issues at RSA 2013

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Debate Involves Some of the Security Industry’s Top Experts in a Heated Discussion Over the Virtues of End User Awareness Programs

Francis Brown, managing director of leading security consulting firm Stach & Liu, will join three other well-known security industry visionaries at the RSA Conference this week to discuss the merits of security education programs in business. The debate, which also includes security expert Bruce Schneier of BT, Immunity Inc. CEO David Aitel, and (ISC)2 Executive Director Hord Tipton, will ask some hard questions about the value of security education and how it can be improved to alter end user behavior and make enterprise data safer. The debate, “Does Security Awareness Training Really Improve Enterprise Security?,” will be hosted by DarkReading and moderated by editor Tim Wilson on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

WHERE: RSA Conference 2013: Security Mashup
Moscone Center – Security Theater Expo (Gateway 102-103-104)
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. PT

WHO: Francis Brown, managing director, Stach & Liu
David Aitel, CEO, Immunity Inc.
Bruce Schneier, author and CTO, BT Counterpane
W. Hord Tipton, managing director, (ISC)2
Moderator: Tim Wilson, Editor, DarkReading

BACKGROUND: Despite years of training programs and millions of dollars spent on security awareness, end users continue to engage in risky Web behavior and click on email attachments from unknown senders. Why don’t security awareness programs work better? At RSA 2013, Francis Brown, managing director of Stach & Liu, security visionary Bruce Schneier of BT, Immunity Inc. CEO David Aitel, and (ISC)2 managing director Hord Tipton will be joined by moderator Tim Wilson of Dark Reading to look at what works in security education, what doesn’t work, and how enterprises can improve endpoint security through technology as well as training.

About Stach & Liu
Stach & Liu provides IT security consulting services to help companies secure their business, networks, and applications. Based in Phoenix, Ariz., the privately-held company was founded in 2005 by a team of industry leading experts to help companies secure their businesses, networks, and applications. Its professionals have worked in government intelligence, the Fortune 100, and Big 4 consulting and possess over 100 years of combined security experience. In addition to authoring several best-selling security books, writing numerous industry articles, and being cited in well-respected journals, the Stach & Liu team has been presenting its security research for over a decade. Stach & Liu speakers have made presentations at many top security industry venues, including BlackHat, DefCon, RSA, InfoSecWorld, OWASP, SANS, and Microsoft BlueHat.

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