ObserveIT to Sponsor EDGE2016 Cybersecurity Conference

Global provider of insider threat management software partners with national cybersecurity conference


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. August 30, 2016 – EDGE2016 Security Conference, an emerging, world-class conference where complex business security problems meet real-world solutions, is pleased to announce that ObserveIT, the world’s leading provider of insider threat detection and investigation software, will be a diamond level sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship, for the inaugural conference, taking place October 18-19 at the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“This conference is about being a part of a greater solution for cybersecurity,” said Mike McKee, CEO of ObserveIT. “We understand the struggles that companies have to gain visibility into what people – contractors, privileged users and regular users – are doing and the potential security risks associated with their actions, whether they be malicious or just negligent. EDGE2016 is a great opportunity for executives and IT professionals to meet on the east coast and focus on solving their greatest security problems. We’re proud to be teaming up with EDGE2016 and look forward to the opportunity to come together with a diverse cross-section of decision makers who are ready to lead their industries in addressing their unique cybersecurity challenges.”

EDGE2016 is aimed at providing business executives and organizational leadership valuable cybersecurity insights and actionable information from IT experts in the fields of health care, retail, legal, banking and finance, manufacturing, and government. Keynote speakers at the conference include Theresa Payton, former White House CIO, cybersecurity authority and expert on identity theft and the Internet of Things (IoT); and Kevin Poulsen, a former hacker once wanted by the FBI turned cyber security expert and currently the editor at Wired magazine.

“Collaboration is at the core of ObserveIT’s business,” said John McNeely, president of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, the IT security firm hosting EDGE2016. “And they have the same ‘pay it forward’ mindset that EDGE2016 was founded on. Everyone who’s involved in EDGE2016 has the same goal: to move the conversation about IT security forward into action. ObserveIT has been working to do that ever since they were founded.”

For more information about EDGE2016, other sponsorship opportunities, or to register, visit: https://edgesecurityconference.com/.

About ObserveIT

ObserveIT is a lightweight endpoint solution that is focused on identifying and eliminating insider threats. By having “eyes on the endpoint” and continuously monitoring user behavior, ObserveIT alerts IT and security teams about activities that put organizations at risk. With full video capture, outstanding search capability and playback of any policy violation, ObserveIT provides comprehensive visibility into what people – contractors, privileged users and business users – are doing, and reduces end-to-end investigation time from hours to minutes. No sifting through logs. No combing through data. ObserveIT also reduces the number of security incidents with real-time notifications when out-of-policy behavior is about to occur, (e.g. using cloud-based file sharing service or a USB drive) which educates users about ways to conduct their work that are secure and compliant with company policy and industry standards.

The company has offices in Boston, MA and Tel Aviv, Israel and has over 1,300 customers worldwide. For more information visit: www.observeit.com. 

About EDGE2016

EDGE2016 Security Conference is the inaugural offering of the annual EDGE Security Conferences presented by Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. EDGE2016 is focused on exploring real-world solutions to today’s toughest cybersecurity challenges. Dedicated to advancing the security industry through comprehensive world-class sessions, EDGE2016 is designed to educate business professionals and encourage information security professionals to openly discuss the issues that are facing their industry to foster a community of creative problem solvers.

Educators and students discounts are available. For more information about EDGE2016 and to register, visit https://edgesecurityconference.com/.


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