Cyber Warfare is Main Topic of Discussion at Security 500 Event - Keynote's VP of Operations Shawn W


Cyber Warfare is Main Topic of Discussion at Security 500 Event - Keynote's VP of Operations Shawn White to Present Latest Data on Bank Site Attacks

  • Global Leader in Internet and Mobile Cloud Testing and Monitoring to Discuss Spike in Online Banking DDoS Attacks and Best Practices for Identifying and Mitigating Online Risks

  • Other Panelists Include the Chief Security Officer of McAfee, the SVP and Global Chief Information Security Officer from Experian and the Director of Customer and Ecosystem Security with PayPal

  • Thursday, May 16, 2:30-3:30pm, Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto, CA

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Keynote® (NAS: KEYN) , the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring, today announced that Shawn White, vice president of operations, will be speaking at the Security 500 Conference on a panel entitled, "Cyber Warfare on Your Enterprise: Is that Real or Hype?"

Shawn will share the latest data Keynote has uncovered regarding ongoing aggressive attacks on the websites of leading U.S. banks, as well as Keynote's experience in identifying DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks and how companies are learning to better protect themselves. He will also discuss the evolution of DDoS attacks and their increased sophistication, plus the best practices around monitoring from end user locations, continual load-testing, testing 3rd-party content providers, etc. to quickly identify problems. Using Keynote's advanced monitoring tools Keynote and its customers are able to identify downtimes immediately, as well as root cause. Keynote customers include major websites both globally and across all major industries.

"We have data showing substantially increased downtimes for leading U.S. banks due to cyber-attacks. As attacks increase, site operators are looking for new ways both to identify and prevent a DDoS," said Shawn White, vice president of operations at Keynote. "24/7 site monitoring using sophisticated tools such as those provided by Keynote allow organizations to see exactly where performance is impacted and take immediate corrective action based on concrete data."

The panel will discuss how leading organizations are being proactive to limit cyber threats. This includes: the critical gaps between law enforcement and the private sector to share threat information, take action against criminals and address vulnerabilities; How leading enterprises are organizing security programs to maximize defenses against cyber threats; and the most common vulnerabilities that enterprises fail to address, leaving them open for victimization.

In addition to Shawn, speakers on the Cyber Warfare panel will include: Brent Conran, Chief Security Officer, McAfee, Inc.; Stephen Scharf, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer, Experian; Andy Steingruebl, Director, Customer and Ecosystem Security, PayPal. The panel will be moderated by security expert Mark McCourt, founder of the Security 500 and Publisher of SecurityMagazine.

The event is the second annual Security 500 West Coast conference, bringing together business-minded security leaders from major organizations. The event is held twice a year in NYC and Palo Alto. The conference program is developed from Security's benchmark research survey which identifies the key issues faced by Security 500 organizations. Cyber Security topped the 2012 survey. For more information on the conference, visit:


Keynote is the pioneer in providing indices tracking website performance, having first published the Keynote Business Index back in 1999. Today Keynote is widely recognized as the industry authority on mobile and Web performance across the three areas of desktop, tablet and smartphones. Keynote customers also use the Global Testing & Monitoring Network to notify them when their sites experience issues that can be seen only from the end user perspective.

About Keynote

Keynote® (NAS: KEYN) is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring. The company maintains the world's largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile sites comprised of over 7,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 275 locations around the world that enable companies to continuously improve the online and mobile experience. Keynote currently collects over 700 million mobile and Web performance measurements daily and in 2012 was recognized by Forbes as "One of the Best 100 Companies in America" with under one billion in revenue. Known as 'The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority™,' Keynote offers three market-leading product platforms:

Keynote Perspective ® provides on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise Web and mobile sites including online portals, e-commerce sites and B2B sites. Over 2,000 customers rely on Keynote Perspective services to know precisely how their websites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices.

Keynote DeviceAnywhere ® is the industry's leading cloud-based software platform for automated QA testing and monitoring of mobile applications and websites on real smartphones and tablets. DeviceAnywhere is used by over 1,000 mobile enterprises and developers to assure the highest quality experience of their connected mobile users.

Keynote SIGOS ® offers active end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) testing and monitoring solutions for mobile, fixed and VoIP communications. Its SITE and Global Roamer products are used by over 200 network operators, content providers, carriers and regulators in over 100 countries worldwide.

Keynote's 4,000 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and include AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE (1-800-539-6683).

The trademarks or registered trademarks of Keynote Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries include Keynote®, DataPulse®, Keynote Customer Experience Rankings®, Perspective®, Keynote Red Alert®, Keynote WebEffective®, The Internet Performance Authority®, MyKeynote®, SIGOS®, SITE®, keynote® The Mobile & Internet Performance Authority™, Keynote FlexUse®, Keynote DeviceAnywhere®, Keynote DeviceAnywhere Test Center®, Keynote DemoAnywhere® and Keynote MonitorAnywhere® All related trademarks, trade names, logos, characters, design and trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Keynote Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries and may not be used without written permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Keynote Systems, Inc.

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