Irwin to Present at Canada's Premier IT Security Event; Will Discuss
Current Threat Landscape and How to Protect Companies Against Dangerous Forms
BOULDER, COLO., June 13 /CNW/ - Webroot Software, Inc., a leading
provider of security software for consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today
announced that COO Mike Irwin will be presenting "The Global State of Spyware"
today, June 13, at Infosecurity Canada 2007 in Toronto, Ontario. As Canada's
top IT security event, the conference educates attendees on major industry
issues and trends, including compliance, emerging threats from viruses and
spyware, identity theft and privacy.
What: According to the recent Webroot(R) State of Internet Security
report, over one-third of enterprises surveyed dealt with Trojan horse attacks
and almost one-fourth dealt with system monitor attacks. This session provides
the industry's most up-to-date research on the global state of spyware, as
well as offering global insight into the changing and increasing attack trends
-- from automated worms to adware, Trojans and system monitors. In addition,
the session will explain how malware writers take advantage of security flaws
that make users a vulnerable target, as well as best practices that help
global organizations from becoming a victim.
Who: As the Chief Operating Officer at Webroot Software, Mike Irwin
develops company strategy and oversees all of Webroot's market facing
functions, key business initiatives and major internal operations. During his
tenure at Webroot, Irwin has managed, among other areas, Webroot's product and
technology organization and was instrumental in achieving the technical
leadership that Webroot continues to expand upon today. Previously, Irwin held
the title of CFO at Brightmail, Inc., where he drove successful business
development efforts and executed the IPO strategy, which resulted in an
acquisition by Symantec Corporation. Irwin also spent nearly eight years in
the management consulting and merger and acquisition businesses of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Irwin received a bachelor's degree in business
administration from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
When: Wednesday, June 13, at 3 p.m. EST.
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6
Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry leading security software for
consumers, enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses worldwide.
Globally recognized for its award-winning Spy Sweeper(R) line of anti-spyware
products, Webroot recently incorporated anti-virus protection into two new
products for consumers and SMBs, respectively: Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus and
Webroot SME Security. The company also expanded into the parental controls
software market with the introduction of Webroot Child Safe(R). The Boulder,
Colorado based company is privately held and backed by some of the industry's
leading venture capital firms, including Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel
Partners and Mayfield. Webroot's software consistently receives top review
ratings by respected third-party media and has been adopted by millions
globally. Available as either branded solutions or on an OEM basis, Webroot
products can be found at http://www.webroot.com and on the shelves of leading
retailers worldwide. To find out more about Webroot, visit the website or call
(C)2007 Webroot Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Webroot, Spy Sweeper,
and Child Safe are registered trademarks or trademarks of Webroot Software,
Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
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