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Qualys CEO to Address Security in a Hyperconnected World During Keynote Session at RSA Conference USA 2013

Qualys Researchers to Discuss Latest Security Threats, Browser Security, HTML5 WebSockets, Vulnerability Management for IPv6 and SCADA

Two Featured Security Book Authors and Signing at Booth #1431

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that its Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot will examine the evolution of security in a hyperconnected world in his keynote at RSA Conference USA 2013. Courtot’s keynote, which will also feature John Pescatore, director of the SANS institute, will reveal research on the state of cyber threats caused by intelligent devices and outline the fundamental changes required to secure this new era. In addition to the keynote session, company executives and researchers will present new research on current threats and industry trends on a wide range of information security topics, including browser security, the use of WebSockets in HTML5 and vulnerability management for IPv6 and SCADA.

During RSA Conference USA 2013, taking place February 25 – March 1 in San Francisco, Qualys executives and researchers will present:

SESSION: The Hyperconnected World of Intelligent Devices: A New Era for Security (Keynote)
DATE: Wednesday, February 27 at 2:50 p.m. PT
LOCATION: Moscone Center
SPEAKERS: Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys; John Pescatore, director, SANS Institute
OVERVIEW: This keynote session will examine the disruptions that intelligent devices are having on the current security model and the fundamental changes required to secure this new era.

SESSION: Are the 20 Critical Controls a New Standard of Due Care for Cybersecurity? (END-T17)
DATE: Tuesday, February 26 at 1:10 p.m. PT
LOCATION: Room 209
SPEAKERS: Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys; Ed Skoudis, CEO, Counterhack; Alan Paller, director of research, SANS Institute; Jonathan Trull, CISO, state of Colorado
OVERVIEW: This session will cover the 20 Critical Controls - the value they provide in stopping attacks, how they will evolve and how to implement them as part of your defensive strategy.

SESSION: Automating the 20 Critical Controls (SPO1-T19)
DATE: Tuesday, February 26 at 3:50 p.m. PT
LOCATION: Room 123
SPEAKERS: Andrew Wild, CSO, Qualys; Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys
OVERVIEW: The CSIS 20 critical controls are known for driving effective security programs across government agencies and establishing guidelines for security professionals to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information technology assets. This session will discuss best practices for automation of these controls to drastically lower costs while enabling more successful implementations.

SESSION: IPv6 Vulnerability Management: From Theory to Reality (TECH-W22)
DATE: Wednesday, February 27 at 9:20 a.m. PT
LOCATION: Room 304
SPEAKERS: Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys; Misha Govshteyn, vice president of Emerging Products, Alert Logic; Tim Keanini, chief research officer, nCircle; HD Moore, CSO, Rapid 7; Ron Gula, CEO and CTO, Tenable Network Security
OVERVIEW: In this session, industry leaders in the vulnerability management industry will debate the challenges of managing vulnerabilities and security in an IPv6 network, leveraging actual case studies of standing IPv6 networks in the cloud, government, retail and enterprise.

SESSION: Using HTML5 WebSockets Securely (ASEC-F41)
DATE: Friday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m. PT
LOCATION: Room 132
SPEAKERS: Mike Shema, director of engineering, Qualys
OVERVIEW: This session will explore WebSocket security including how they are used as an effective hacking framework within the context of HTML5 and tips for programing WebSockets securely.

SESSION: Why is SCADA Security an Uphill Battle? (TECH-F43)
DATE: Friday, March 1 at 11:40 a.m. PT
LOCATION: Room 304
SPEAKER: Amol Sarwate, director of Vulnerability Labs, Qualys
OVERVIEW: This session will decipher the SCADA crypt sourcing original research and recently discovered vulnerabilities. It will identify avenues of attack and provide mitigation strategies and security controls to prevent exploitation.

Earlier in the week, Qualys CSO Andy Wild will participate in a panel with top security vendors at the CSA Summit to explore how to minimize security risks for the global enterprise:

SESSION: Managing Enterprise Global Security in an era of Hybrid Cloud and Smart Mobile
DATE: Monday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. PT
LOCATION: The CSA Summit at RSA Conference 2013 – Moscone Center North, Hall E, Room 135
SPEAKERS: Andrew Wild, CSO, Qualys; Baber Amin, senior director of product management, CA Technologies; Matt Mosley, solution strategist, NetIQ; Derek Tumulak, vice president of product management, Vormetric; Manoj Apte, vice president of product management, Zscaler
OVERVIEW: In this panel, industry leaders and researchers will discuss key risks of the global enterprise, managing complex international legal issues, achieving compliance and developing security architectures that support agile enterprise needs.


DATE: Tuesday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. PT
AUTHOR: Kevin Mitnick, security consultant, Mitnick Security Consulting
BOOK: “Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker”

DATE: Wednesday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. PT
AUTHOR: Mike Shema, director of engineering, Qualys
BOOK: “Hacking Web Apps: Detecting and Preventing Web Application Security Problems”

Qualys will also showcase customer case studies, security research and demonstrations of its QualysGuard Cloud Platform and suite of IT security and compliance solutions at the Qualys booth #1431 during the conference. For more information on Qualys activities at the RSA Conference, please visit:

About Qualys

Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions helps organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations, including Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

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