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Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m ET / 11:00 a.m. PT


The national and economic security of a nation depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure.  The physical and electronic elements comprising critical infrastructure are increasingly and inextricably interwoven.  Enemies of the state and others who would benefit from the disruption of critical infrastructure realize this and can turn to advanced cyber-attacks as means to achieve their end. On Oct 10th, in support of President Obama's Executive Order 13636, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will publish the final Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in the Federal Register for public debate.

 In this webinar, Sameer Bhalotra Ph.D., former Senior Director for Cybersecurity at the White House, and current COO of Impermium, will discuss:

  • Current and evolving threats to Critical Infrastructure
  • What the President's Executive Order and Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework mean to industries and organizations involved in Critical Infrastructure
  • How advancements in cyber threat defense, detection and response technologies such as Security Analytics play a pivotal role in securing Critical Infrastructure

Dr. Bhalotra will be joined by Chris Petersen, cyber security industry thought leader and CTO/Co-Founder of LogRhythm.  Mr. Petersen will discuss the latest advancements in security analytics and how combining deep forensic visibility into host, network and user activity, with advanced machine analytics can accelerate the detection of, and response to, cyber threats to our nation's Critical Infrastructure.

Featured Speakers:

Sameer Bhalotra, Former Sr. Director of Cybersecurity at the White House and current Chief Operating Officer, Impermium

Dr. Bhalotra is the Chief Operating Officer of Impermium.  Previously, he served as Senior Director for Cybersecurity at the White House.  In this position he advised the President regarding the nation's top priority cybersecurity initiatives to protect U.S. commerce and critical infrastructure; cybersecurity legislation; the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace; and the federal government's cybersecurity budget.  Prior to this role, he worked for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as technology and cybersecurity lead.  Dr. Bhalotra received an undergraduate degree in Physics from Harvard University and a doctorate in Applied Physics from Stanford University.  He is a Senior Associate in the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.

Chris Petersen, CTO & Co-Founder, LogRhythm

Chris Petersen combines extensive industry experience in information assurance and network security with a track record of innovation.  As CTO and Co-Founder at LogRhythm, Mr. Petersen sets LogRhythm's strategic technology vision and drives the ongoing development of the company's award-winning Security Analytics platform.  Mr. Petersen is recognized as a visionary and thought leader in cyber security.  His accomplishments include developing the Price Waterhouse Enterprise Security Architecture System and leading Ernst & Young's development of one of the industry's first managed security services offerings.   During his tenure at Enterasys, Mr. Petersen was instrumental in making the Dragon Intrusion Detection System a market leader. He has served on the faculty of the Institute for Applied Network Security and is a frequent speaker at security conferences around the globe.  He holds a degree in Accounting/Information Systems from Colorado State University.

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LogRhythm is the largest and fastest growing independent Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) provider in the world. The company's patented and award-winning Security Analytics platform and Network Monitor product empower organizations around the globe to detect breaches and the most sophisticated cyber threats of today, faster and with greater accuracy than ever before. LogRhythm also provides unparalleled compliance automation and assurance as well as IT intelligence to Global 2000 organizations, government agencies and mid-sized businesses worldwide.     

Positioned as a Leader in the 2013 SIEM Magic Quadrant and listed as a “Champion” in Info-Tech Research's 2012 SIEM Landscape Report, LogRhythm also earned a perfect, 5-star rating in the 2013 SC Magazine SIEM Group Test for the fifth consecutive year. Additional awards have included Computing Security's Bench Tested Solution of the Year, SC Labs' “Recommended” 5-star designation twice, SC Magazine's Innovator of the Year Award, Readers Trust Award for “Best SIEM” solution and “BEST BUY” designation for Digital Forensics.