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Cybersecurity Expert Joel Brenner to Deliver Keynote Address at Guidance Software’s CEIC 2014 Conference

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, announced today that Joel Brenner, a former inspector general of the National Security Agency (NSA), will be the keynote speaker at CEIC® 2014. The event brings together security, e-discovery and forensic investigations professionals for hands-on lab sessions and presentations delivered by industry experts representing leading government agencies and corporations from around the world. Topics include: endpoint threat detection, incident response, and digital forensics, as well as technology challenges and solutions for legal issues. CEIC 2014 will be held May 19-22, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

“Mr. Brenner has served as a leader in global counterintelligence, an expert on cybersecurity and data protection, and as a prosecutor. His efforts to combat cybercrime coupled with a background in the law give him a unique understanding of security threats and the importance of rigorous digital investigations,” said Alex Andrianopoulos, vice president of Marketing for Guidance Software, which hosts and organizes CEIC. “His depth and breadth of knowledge will be invaluable for attendees tasked with operating in today’s increasingly sophisticated and complex cybersecurity landscape.”

Brenner was the NSA’s inspector general, responsible for its top-secret internal audits and investigations. He went on to oversee U.S. counterintelligence policy and strategy for the director of national intelligence, where he was responsible for integrating the counterintelligence activities of the 17 departments and agencies including the FBI, CIA, and the Departments of Defense, Energy and Homeland Security. He has also served as a prosecutor in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and has extensive trial and arbitration experience in private practice. Brenner is the author of America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare, now available in paperback as Glass Houses: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World.

CEIC 2014 will feature sessions focusing on real-world security incidents. Highlights of the conference agenda include:

  • Incident Response and Credit Card Fraud Investigations: The Evolution of Payment Card Data Compromise
  • The Zero-Hour Phone Call: How to Respond to a Data Breach to Minimize Your Risk
  • 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report: Lessons Learned
  • Why Legal Should Care About Cybersecurity: Keep Your Hand on Your Wallet
  • One User, Multiple Devices: Cross-Platform Recovery and Analysis of Social Media and Chat Artifacts
  • Finding Data on Wearable Computing Devices
  • How to Configure and Collect from the Cloud
  • How Internet Evidence Told the Whole Story: Criminal Investigation of a DDoS Attack
  • Vehicle System Forensics
  • And Away We Go! The Bradley Manning Case and Lessons Learned
  • The Impact of the EU Data Protection Regulation on Cross-Border E-Discovery

Conference attendees will have access to more than 110 interactive educational sessions presented by a wide range of industry experts. Participants also have the opportunity to earn CPE credit at every session, earn CLE credits, complete the EnCE or EnCEP exam, renew EnCE status and learn from hands-on lab exercises.

To register to attend CEIC or view the 2014 agenda, please visit:

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About Guidance Software, Inc.

Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in endpoint investigation solutions for security incident response and forensic analysis. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform, deployed on over 20 million endpoints, is used by more than 65 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, and numerous government agencies, to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading cyber security and electronic discovery solutions, EnCase® Cybersecurity, EnCase® Analytics, and EnCase® eDiscovery. They empower organizations to conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or malicious insider activity, perform sensitive data discovery for compliance purposes, and respond to litigation discovery requests. For more information about Guidance Software, visit

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