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Tenable CEO and CISO to Address World Summit on Intrusion Prevention

May 8, 2007

Columbia, MD

Tenable Network Security Founder and CEO Ron Gula will discuss “Good and Bad Uses of Vulnerability Data.”  Gula will also address how vulnerability data is often used to better qualify security events from network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) as well as security event managers (SEMs). However, there are subtle issues with how correlation can be implemented that incorrectly modified the severity of a detected security event. This talk will allow security operations analysts to make better use of their security event and vulnerability data. It will consider variations on the type of active vulnerability scans that can be performed, how frequent they should be performed and passive network monitoring to discover vulnerabilities in real time. 

Gula is one of the leading experts in the fields of network and data security. He began his career while working at the National Security Agency conducting penetration tests of government networks and performing advanced vulnerability research. Prior to founding Tenable, Gula authored the original Dragon Intrusion Detection System.

Marcus Ranum, Chief Information Security Officer for Tenable, will present the opening Plenary KEYNOTE. Marcus will discuss "WHAT'S NEXT FOR INTRUSION DETECTION/PREVENTION?"

Marcus J. Ranum is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation and is a pioneer in creation of the technology of Information Security – from firewalls to intrusion detection and beyond. In the late 1980's he developed the first successful commercial firewall product, the DEC SEAL. When the Clinton administration decided to connect The White House to the Internet, Marcus designed, implemented, and managed whitehouse.gov, The President’s secure Email server. Based on the technology he developed for whitehouse.gov, Marcus implemented a second commercial firewall product, the Trusted Information Systems Gauntlet firewall, which at one point was the firewall market leader.

May 8-9, 2007 (Conference Dates)


Marriott BWI
1743 West Nursery Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21240 USA
Phone:  1-410-859-8300
Fax:  1-410-691-4555
Toll-free:  1-800-228-9290
For additional information, visit http://www.unatekconference.com/homeIntrusion2007.php
or contact: Patrice Bourgeois


About Tenable

Tenable™, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 23,000 organizations of all sizes around the globe rely on Tenable to manage and measure their modern attack surface to accurately understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable built its platform from the ground up to deeply understand assets, networks and vulnerabilities, extending this knowledge and expertise into Tenable.io™ to deliver the world’s first platform to provide live visibility into any asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, large government agencies and mid-sized organizations across the private and public sectors. Learn more at tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
[email protected]
(443) 539-6476