BlackRidge Technology Sponsors FinCyberSec 2017 Conference at Stevens Institute of Technology

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May 31 event at the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ, will explore cyber threats faced by financial system and markets.

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"We are honored to have BlackRidge Technology as a sponsor of the FinCyberSec 2017 Conference and as a research partner," said Professor Paul Rohmeyer.

BlackRidge Technology has been named a sponsor of the FinCyberSec 2017 Conference, offering an opportunity to share BlackRidge's cutting-edge network security techniques with leaders of the financial cyber security industry.

The one-day conference is sponsored by the Stevens Institute of Technology, in partnership with the New Jersey Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA). The event, at the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ, will explore cyber threats faced by financial systems and markets including technical, regulatory, and operational factors.

"We are honored to have BlackRidge Technology as a sponsor of the FinCyberSec 2017 conference and as a research partner,” said Professor Paul Rohmeyer of Stevens Institute of Technology. “Financial cybersecurity is a complex, systemic risk challenge that includes technological and operational elements. The interconnectedness of financial systems and markets creates dynamic, high-risk environments. Innovative technology solutions are vital in confronting today's threat landscape, and BlackRidge has developed unique and effective solutions that control risk in emerging areas including cloud environments and the Internet of Things (IoT).”

BlackRidge's patented First Packet Authentication™ technology uses unique, identity-based cyber defense to stop cyber-attacks and protect against insider threats at the earliest possible time, on the first packet before network sessions are established. BlackRidge's identity-based approach to network security provides the equivalent of secure caller ID for the network that allows only identified and authorized users or devices access to enterprise and cloud systems.

Those security measures are increasingly critical in financial cybersecurity, as financial systems become more and more interconnected. Vulnerabilities in any area, including the networks of partners as well as external organizations and even competitors, create a high-risk environment and a need for identity-based security and other advanced security technologies.

Conference speakers include Dr. Paul Rohmeyer and Dr. Michael zur Muehlen of the Stevens Institute of Technology, Dinesh Kumar of Mitovia, and Alan Brill of Kroll & Associates. Ondrej Krehel of LIFARS is to speak on "Ransom ware and Cyber Extortion," a timely subject given the recent global "WannaCry" ransom ware attacks.

Further information can be found at http://www.fincybersec.org.

About BlackRidge Technology
BlackRidge Technology provides a next generation cyber defense solution that stops cyber-attacks and blocks unauthenticated access. Our patented First Packet Authentication™ technology was developed for the military to cloak and protect servers and segment networks. BlackRidge Transport Access Control authenticates user and device identity and enforces security policy on the first packet of network sessions. This new level of real-time protection blocks or redirects unidentified and unauthorized traffic to stop attacks and unauthorized access, isolates systems and segments networks, and provides identity attribution. BlackRidge was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military-grade and patented network security technology. For more information, visit http://www.blackridge.us.

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