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Check Point RSA Conference Sessions Zero in on Targeted Malware Attacks and Critical Infrastructure Security

Check Point Security Evangelist to Present on Tues., 2/26 and Check Point Fellow, IPv6 Co-Founder to Present on Thurs. 2/28

San Carlos, CA  —  Thu, 21 Feb 2013

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced their speaking sessions at RSA Conference 2013. Check Point representatives Tomer Teller and Bob Hinden will be presenting this year, focusing on advanced malware detection and smart grid security, respectively.

WHAT: “Detecting the 1%: Advanced Targeted Malware Detection”
The meteoric rise of specialized, targeted malware can catch even the most experienced security experts off guard. These super-stealthy cyber-attacks can defeat the best anti-virus/anti-intrusion systems in the world. This session provides an overview of existing defense mechanisms, including how they can be defeated, and suggests new techniques that can be used to detect and mitigate against advanced threats.

WHO: Tomer Teller, Security Evangelist at Check Point

WHEN: Tuesday, February 26th, 3:50-4:50 PM
WHERE:  Moscone Center, Room 124
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

WHAT: “The Security Threat to Smart Grid is Worse than We Think”
The need to secure smart grid is obvious. After all, who wants hackers to have the   ability to easily turn off all power? Recent malware like Stuxnet and Flame that   target critical infrastructures are good examples of the looming threat. The challenge is to secure smart grid in a way that can keep up with quickly evolving threats.
WHO:   Bob Hinden, Co-Inventor of IPv6 and Check Point Fellow

WHEN:   Thursday, February 28th, 1:40-2:00 PM
WHERE: Moscone Center, Room 135
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

“We’ve seen the potentially disastrous impact of attacks on the power infrastructure in the past year,” said Bob Hinden, co-inventor of IPv6 and Check Point fellow. “In fact the Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure CERT shows that over 40% of reported infrastructure attacks were against Energy related infrastructure.  The imperative to secure our smart grids from cyber attacks is clearer now than ever before.”

To learn more about how Check Point fights security threats, visit our booth #1925 at RSA Conference the week of February 25, 2013 at Moscone Center.

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.


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