San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Peerlyst, the leading online community for IT professionals announced today its participation in the upcoming Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas running from August 2-7 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The announcement comes on the heels of closing a $3 million seed round and launching a new powerful website to provide information security officers with a dedicated platform to address day-to-day challenges and promote their career.
Black Hat USA is one of the most respected information security events in the world with over seven thousand attendees, and Peerlyst has partnered with Black Hat USA to award complimentary Business Passes to information security professionals who are members of the Peerlyst community.
Everyone Is at Risk
In recent years, information security has stepped into the forefront of mainstream dialogue since major data breaches at major retailers and hackings have shaken the confidence of our digital infrastructure. Data thefts at Target last winter crippled that retailer’s holiday revenue and a hacker held a cloud based code management provider ransom, ultimately destroying that company’s viability. LinkedIn and other social networks don’t provide an answer to the need of highly specialized collaboration of the type necessary in this market.
Leveraging Social Collaboration
Peerlyst is a dedicated, highly specialized community of information security experts. Its members engage in quality engagement through content creation, software reviews, discussions and insights.
By leveraging powerful NLP and Machine Learning technologies to provide timely and organized information about specific security products, vendors and emerging trends in the IT field, members can focus scarce resources on strategy, saving time and energy scouring the web for useful information.
Thousands of individuals responsible for safeguarding digital networks of all sizes have joined Peerlyst to stay atop the latest software, identify and prevent threats and expand their professional networks.
“This is about breaking the infosec silos that have prevented collaboration,” said Limor Elbaz, founder and CEO of Peerlyst, “Our digital infrastructure is deeply interconnected so it makes sense that individuals responsible for safeguarding it talk to one another.”
Peerlyst is a trusted peer network for sharing unbiased first-hand reviews and insights on enterprise technology products. Decision makers can efficiently discover and compare product information, see user reviews, and connect with their peers around the products important to their business. Peerlyst captures and organizes product information from more than a thousand vendors, and uses familiar social and community features so that decision makers can benefit from their peers’ experience. See more at http://www.peerlyst.com.