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In Case You Missed It: FireEye Top Stories of the Week

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1. Reaching the Summit: The FireEye Cyber Defense Summit attracted 1,700 attendees from around the world, who came to Washington, D.C., to hear from experts about the very latest in the cyber security industry. The three-day summit featured keynote addresses by David DeWalt, FireEye CEO, and Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), former Secretary of State. FireEye unveiled new products during the summit, which also included incident response tracks, insights for senior management, and tales from the trenches—with customers discussing their enterprises’ challenges and best practices in the cyber industry. A media panel with participants from the New York Times, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek and Politico addressed the dramatic changes the media has seen within the industry in recent years.

2. New Tools in the Cyber Fight: FireEye announced three new products to help fight against cyber attackers. The FireEye Threat Intelligence Engine addresses today’s most significant threat intelligence challenges, offering broad visibility, a flexible and scalable analysis engine to track attackers, and subject matter experts to analyze the various dimensions of cyber threats worldwide. The new endpoint HX 3.0 addresses the gaps in endpoint security protection, giving defenders visibility into all their endpoints to detect a compromised system and isolate it, and determine whether Indicators of Compromise are present on any endpoint. And improvements to the the FireEye MVX architecture provide customers increased speed, accuracy, and coverage for advanced threats. The three new products underscore our integrated approach to offer true advanced threat detection.

3.  FireEye Partners with Visa: Visa and FireEye have teamed up to offer Visa Threat Intelligence, Powered by FireEye. The joint partnership is designed to provide Visa merchants, issuers, and acquirers with a ‘knowledge hub’ to share information and insight into threats within their industries, enabling them to be proactive about cyber breaches. Together with FireEye technology, intelligence and expertise, the partnership will help merchants of every size know what vulnerabilities are being targeted and which techniques threat actors are using. A live webinar to discuss the partnership is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at 1:00pm ET. Register here.

 

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4.  An Atypical Approach to DNS: Josh Goldfarb, FireEye VP and CTO, Americas, said it’s possible to architect network instrumentation to collect fewer data sources of higher value to security operations. In an article published in Dark Reading, Goldfarb spelled out why less is more – that organizations need a simpler, lighter-weight and cost-effective way to collect, retain, and analyze layer 7 data.