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Optiv Security Expert Danny Pickens to Present on Cyber Threat Intelligence at SecTor 2016

Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that its director of threat intelligence, Danny Pickens, will present at SecTor 2016. Pickens’ session, “Rethinking Threat Intelligence,” will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Ontario.

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Danny Pickens is director of threat intelligence for Optiv. He oversees the company’s cyber threat intelligence team, which conducts research and analysis to provide clients strategic advisement and consulting in the area of intelligence for business alignment and decision advantage.


Pickens’ SecTor 2016 session, “Rethinking Threat Intelligence,” will discuss how the term “threat intelligence” has become heavily diluted and attached to a very diverse array of products, services and capabilities that are not easily adopted across the various enterprise security use cases. Pickens will explain why solving the challenge includes understanding that intelligence is the connective tissue between knowing your enemy and enacting security strategy that enables decision advantage to significantly reduce risk to the business



Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Ontario

SecTor is one of Canada’s premier information security conferences. The event features keynotes from some of North America’s most respected and trusted experts. Speakers are true security professionals with depth of understanding on topics that matter. This year’s conference features a keynote by Edward Snowden.

Media wishing to interview Pickens should contact Lauren Howe at [email protected] or (443) 519-5455. Optiv is a gold sponsor of SecTor.

About Optiv Security
Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/optiv, www.facebook.com/optivinc and www.linkedin.com/company/optiv-inc.

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