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BitSight Experts to Speak on Security Ratings, Risk Management Best Practices and Industry Trends at RSA Conference 2016

February 24, 2016 --

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/16 -- BitSight Technologies, the standard in Security Ratings, today announced its VP of business development, Jacob Olcott, and senior data scientist, Jay Jacobs, will be presenting at RSA Conference 2016. Sessions will explore the need for cybersecurity ratings in the auto industry, risk visualization techniques and in honor of the 25-year anniversary of RSA Conference, an evolutionary analysis of topics and trends.

Do We Need Cyber-Ratings for the Auto Industry?
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Moscone West: Room 2016

Former legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee, counsel to the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and current VP of business development for BitSight, Jacob Olcott, will moderate a panel on the state of safety and cyber-ratings for the auto industry. Panelists including Chan Lieu, senior legislative advisor at Venable, Tadayoshi Kohno, associate professor at the University of Washington, and Akshay Anand, manager of commercial insights at Kelley Blue Book, will debate the need of cybersecurity ratings for cars, how the government, industry and security community can work to design and implement a ratings system, and how consumers will respond to such changes.

Exploring Your Data - Risk Visualization Techniques
Monday, February 29, 2016
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM
Moscone West: Room 3022

Many challenges face today's Risk Management programs, including how to rank risk security gaps, handle business interactions and form a qualified resource pool. The "Advancing Information Risk Practices" seminar will be packed with useful information from a series of respected industry leaders discussing success and pitfalls faced in today's Risk Management programs, including BitSight senior data scientist Jay Jacobs, who will lead a session on risk visualization techniques for exploring data.

The Evolution of Our Industry: 25 Years of RSA Conference Session Titles
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Moscone West: Room 3003

RSA Conference is a key indicator of pressing issues and topics in the security industry. In this panel, BitSight senior data scientist Jay Jacobs will join two other security data analysts who have seen it all, and present a fun yet informative analysis of all RSA Conference titles since it began in 1991, gaining insight into the changing topics and trends in the industry over the last 25 years. Moderated by Wade Baker, ThreatConnect VP of innovation and analytics, the panel also includes Niddel chief data scientist Alex Pinto and Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center research director Wendy Nather.

About BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies is transforming how companies manage information security risk with objective, evidence-based security ratings. The company's Security Rating Platform continuously analyzes vast amounts of external data on security behaviors in order to help organizations manage third-party risk, benchmark performance, and assess and negotiate cyber insurance premiums. Based in Cambridge, MA, BitSight is backed by the National Science Foundation, Globespan Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Comcast Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, and Liberty Global Ventures. For more information, please visit, read our blog or follow @BitSight on Twitter.

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