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SurfWatch Labs Founder and Chief Architect Confirmed as Keynote Speaker at CL@B XIV

August 26, 2014 — Sterling, VA — SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, announced that its Founder and Chief Architect, Jason Polancich, will give a keynote address at CL@B XIV on Wednesday, September 10 in Panama City on "Completing the Risk Picture: Adding a Business Intelligence and Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity".

Polancich is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. intelligence community and an expert on complex internet security and cyber-defense problems. Prior to his role as Chief Architect at SurfWatch Labs, Polancich led the development of some of the largest data warehouse and analysis systems put into operation within the U.S. government and defense contracting sectors. Polancich explores the latest cybersecurity trends in his regular SecurityWeek column. His keynote will examine how a business intelligence and collaborative approach to cybersecurity can help financial institutions quickly reduce their risk.

"Financial institutions are under great pressure to protect sensitive information, but traditional cybersecurity approaches don't provide the complete picture of cyber risk," said Polancich. "What's missing is the human-level analysis and understanding that is possible through a business intelligence and collaborative approach to cybersecurity among firms."

CL@B is an annual meeting of IT managers and high level executives responsible for risk management and the operation of the many different business concerns of financial institutions to facilitate the exchange of current knowledge, ideas and experience concerning technological solutions for the Latin American financial sector.

"While financial institutions spend inordinate amounts of resources on risk management and cybersecurity, information sharing lags behind cybercriminals who communicate and collaborate in real time," said Polancich. "Effectively looking at cyber risk from all angles requires taking an outside-in approach as well as the internal review. Through this lens, firms can start answering questions such as 'What are the top threats to our customer-facing systems?'"

Polancich will deliver his keynote address at 11:15am ET on Wednesday, September 10. Registration for CL@B XIV is available now at

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About SurfWatch Labs

SurfWatch Labs delivers cyber risk intelligence solutions that help organizations understand the potential for cyber-attacks, determine the impact to their business and proactively address threats head on.

SurfWatch Labs was formed in 2013 by former US Government intelligence analysts to go beyond the low-level threat intelligence approach that can drown organizations in data. By aggregating and automatically analyzing vast amounts of data from a wide range of structured and unstructured sources, SurfWatch enables organizations to zero in on their unique cyber risk profile and ensure the most effective risk management strategies are identified and implemented.

With SurfWatch, organizations can immediately understand and act on their cyber risk. SurfWatch Labs: Cyber In Sight. For more information, visit

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