SAN FRANCISCO, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today announced that due to the overwhelming demand from the cybersecurity community, it is expanding its “Can You Find the Threat” hands-on training workshop to include 8 cities in Q2. This nationwide cyber-training roadshow, which began in January 2018, reached eight cities and featured a program introducing security analysts to new threat hunting methodologies in a six-hour training session. 

These workshops address the increasing demand for a skilled cybersecurity workforce amidst a national shortage of cybersecurity experts, which currently stands at 200,000 unfilled jobs nationwide, with a worldwide shortfall of 1.8 million expected by 2022.

The next stops in the series, featuring RiskIQ and several integration partners, include:

  • April 4, Santa Monica
    Huntley Hotel
    Sponsors: RiskIQ, Flashpoint, Phantom & ProtectWise

  • April 5: Santa Clara, CA
    Palo Alto Networks HQ
    Sponsors: RiskIQ, Flashpoint, Phantom & ProtectWise

  • May 2: New York City, NY
    NYU, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
    Sponsors: RiskIQ, Flashpoint, Phantom & ProtectWise

  • May 3: Boston, MA
    Babson College
    Sponsors: RiskIQ, Flashpoint, Phantom & ProtectWise

  • May 9: San Francisco
    DropBox HQ
    Sponsors: RiskIQ, Flashpoint, Phantom & ProtectWise

  • May 15: Paris, France
    Hilton Paris La Défense
     
  • May 15: Dallas, TX
    Legends at Toyota Stadium
    Sponsors: RiskIQ, Flashpoint, Phantom, ProtectWise & WhiteHat

  • May 16: Baton Rouge, LA
    Juban’s Restaurant
    Sponsors: RiskIQ, Flashpoint, Phantom & ProtectWise

  • May 17: London, England
    Park Plaza London Waterloo

Additional sessions are currently being planned for Denver, Seattle and Phoenix, bringing the total number to 13. Along with RiskIQ, these sessions include partner sponsors Flashpoint, Phantom, SecureWise, and WhiteHat. Presentations will feature how these technologies work together to create one unified product, giving threat hunters the best way to manage and mitigate the digital threats that lie outside their firewall.

The majority of past attendees have especially enjoyed the many hands-on training exercises, as well as the chance to see solutions working seamlessly together. Here are several comments attendees have written about the workshops:

  • “The hands on examples and exercises were great! The entire event was very well prepared, and it wasn’t at all ‘salesy’. It was very useful to see all of the tools working together.”
     
  • “The exercises were really cool! I learned several technical hunting techniques I have never heard of being used.”
     
  • “The best part was getting exposure to technologies I hadn't seen before, and having a chance to try them out.”

All sessions are free of charge and include complimentary breakfast and lunch. They last from 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. and offer 6 CPE credits.

To find out more about each of these sessions, please click here.

About RiskIQ

RiskIQ is the leader in digital threat management, providing the most comprehensive discovery, intelligence, and mitigation of threats associated with an organization’s digital presence. With more than 75 percent of attacks originating outside the firewall, RiskIQ allows enterprises to gain unified insight and control over web, social, and mobile exposures. Trusted by thousands of security analysts, RiskIQ’s platform combines advanced internet data reconnaissance and analytics to expedite investigations, understand digital attack surfaces, assess risk, and take action to protect business, brand, and customers. Based in San Francisco, the company is backed by Summit Partners, Battery Ventures, Georgian Partners, and MassMutual Ventures. Visit RiskIQ.com or follow us on Twitter.

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Contact:
Deb Montner
Montner Tech PR
dmontner@montner.com 
203-226-9290