IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, October 20, 2016 - Cylance® Inc, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced the general availability of Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable. Written by Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance, the book guides corporate leadership from C-level executives to IT managers through the basics of information security with the goal of more effectively managing risk while also enabling the business to maintain or even increase its competitive edge.
In recent years, the dramatic increase in the volume of cyberattacks and data breaches has forced organizations to focus on locking down information assets, while restricting the flow of information and the adoption of technology. This method is not only unmanageable, but can actively hinder the business. Harkins goes back to the basics to shift the focus to enabling organizations and employee workflows, while at the same time determining which risks are reasonable for each company and managing those risks.
Harkins has a wealth of experience in managing cybersecurity and other business risks. Prior to joining Cylance, he was the Chief Security and Privacy Officer at Intel and was that company's first Chief Information Security Officer. Harkins also held roles in finance, procurement, and operations and managed IT benchmarking efforts and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts at Intel.
"Harkins' logical, methodical approach as a CISO to solving the most complex cybersecurity problems is reflected in the lucid style of this book," said Art Coviello, Former CEO and Executive Chairman, RSA. "His enlightened approach to intelligence-based security infrastructure and risk mitigation is our best path forward if we are ever to realize the vast potential of the innovative digital world we are creating while reducing the threats to manageable levels. The author shines a light on that path in a comprehensive yet very readable way."
"This book focuses on enabling business, rather than restricting it for the sake of security," said Stuart McClure, CEO and President of Cylance. "Harkins' philosophy on working security into the business in a simple, streamlined manner is right in line with our own mission here at Cylance. Security needs to be running in the background, invisibly, rather than being a burden to both manage and use."
Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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