SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Adine Deford, Cynthia Dunlop, Harry Trott, Xenia von Wedel, Peter Silva

News Feed Item

AlertEnterprise CEO Jasvir Gill to Deliver Encore Presentation on Cybersecurity at IHS CERAWeek

Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise, Jasvir Gill was invited for a second year in a row, to present at IHS CERAWeek. Widely considered the “Davos” of the energy world, CERAWeek attracts some of the brightest minds and the most accomplished thought leaders to mingle with the CEOs and other top executives of the largest energy, oil and gas industries worldwide. Jasvir Gill’s session on Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection will be held on Wed. March 5th, 2014 as part of the Energy Innovation Pioneers 2014 program.

Jasvir Gill, Founder & CEO, AlertEnterprise, invited to present for second year at IHS CERAWeek 2014 ...

Jasvir Gill, Founder & CEO, AlertEnterprise, invited to present for second year at IHS CERAWeek 2014 in Houston, TX (Photo: Business Wire)

Featured speakers at IHS CERAWeek include Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve System; John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado; Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of Energy; Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency; Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, Russian Federation; ministers of energy and natural resources from numerous countries across the globe; and the CEOs of AEP, BG Group, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Direct Energy, Dow, Duke Energy, ENI, First Solar, Pemex, Petrobras, Siemens, Spectra Energy, Total, TransCanada, and Valero Energy.

A CSO Magazine study has confirmed that the financial cost attributed to cyber incidents are mounting. The Energy Industry led this trend with incidents in this sector costing the most. 24% of the surveyed companies reported their losses from security breaches to be in excess of $10 Million [Source: 2014 Global State of Information Security Survey, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CIO magazine, CSO magazine, September 2013].

Jasvir Gill, long considered an expert in security and critical infrastructure protection, was invited to return to IHA CERAWeek to address the Energy Innovation Pioneers class of 2014. As a distinguished alum he will remind the audience that in spite of increased spending on security, companies are facing a growing number of attacks that are more complex in nature. According to Jasvir Gill, “Cybersecurity threats now extend well beyond just IT-related attacks. Intruders are extending their attack vectors to combine this with threats to physical security and SCADA Industrial Control Systems.” Jasvir adds, “Attacks that are complex in nature, need more sophisticated solutions that can extend across the entire enterprise.”

AlertEnterprise has developed security technology that bridges the gap between IT and OT (Operational Technology) to deliver 360-degree situational awareness and incident response for corporate and critical infrastructure protection. Jasvir goes on to add, “AlertEnterprise now delivers solutions to the Energy Industry with partners to help improve operational reliability, protect operating assets and respond quicker to a range of vulnerabilities and persistent threats from cyber, physical or insider sources.”

Previously, AlertEnterprise announced an agreement with SAP AG. Under the terms of the agreement, SAP will resell specific AlertEnterprise software products as SAP Physical Security Management by AlertEnterprise and SAP Critical Infrastructure Protection by AlertEnterprise.

About AlertEnterprise

AlertEnterprise delivers security convergence solutions for corporate and critical infrastructure protection. AlertEnterprise solutions can analyze and correlate risks across IT systems, physical access control systems, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and other industrial control systems to deliver situational intelligence, incident management and response as well as all aspects of compliance automation. AlertEnterprise enables identity and access management functions for security to be uniformly applied across the domains of IT, physical security and plant industrial control systems. For more information, see www.alertenterprise.com.

About IHS CERAWeek

Chaired by IHS Vice Chairman and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Daniel Yergin, IHS CERAWeek 2014, Energy and the New Global Competition, will bring together more than 2,500 delegates and feature more than 250 distinguished speakers to examine the accelerating pace of change in energy markets, technologies and geopolitics amidst a rapidly evolving competitive landscape.

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2014 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

About Jasvir Gill

Jasvir Gill is the Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise and has more than 20 years of experience in security, compliance and access management. Prior to AlertEnterprise, Jasvir was the Founder and CEO of application security company Virsa Systems where he led the design of the Virsa Continuous Compliance Suite. An early pioneer in establishing governance risk and compliance as a software market segment, Jasvir drove the growth of Virsa as an enterprise software provider signing up over 400 major corporations and organizations as customers. Virsa Systems was acquired by SAP. SAP made significant additional investments in this business and went on to sign up over 1,000 enterprise customers under the continued leadership of Jasvir who took on the role of Senior Vice President and General Manger of the SAP GRC Business Unit. In 2007 Jasvir left SAP to establish AlertEnterprise and implement his vision to deliver the next generation of security and critical infrastructure protection.

Press Contacts:

For more information, or to schedule an in-person interview with Jasvir Gill, please contact
Pan Kamal, Vice President, Marketing,
AlertEnterprise, Inc. 4350 Starboard Drive, Fremont, CA 94538 USA
[email protected] ; mobile: 650-793-5992

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"We help companies that are using a lot of Software as a Service. We help companies manage and gain visibility into what people are using inside the company and decide to secure them or use standards to lock down or to embrace the adoption of SaaS inside the company," explained Scott Kriz, Co-founder and CEO of Bitium, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events. IBM held a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held a Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionalit...
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
Some developers believe that monitoring is a function of the operations team. Some operations teams firmly believe that monitoring the systems they maintain is sufficient to run the business successfully. Most of them are wrong. The complexity of today's applications have gone far and beyond the capabilities of "traditional" system-level monitoring tools and approaches and requires much broader knowledge of business and applications as a whole. The goal of DevOps is to connect all aspects of app...
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, discussed how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP HANA...
When an enterprise builds a hybrid IaaS cloud connecting its data center to one or more public clouds, security is often a major topic along with the other challenges involved. Security is closely intertwined with the networking choices made for the hybrid cloud. Traditional networking approaches for building a hybrid cloud try to kludge together the enterprise infrastructure with the public cloud. Consequently this approach requires risky, deep "surgery" including changes to firewalls, subnets...
Want to enable self-service provisioning of application environments in minutes that mirror production? Can you automatically provide rich data with code-level detail back to the developers when issues occur in production? In his session at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, will discuss how to accomplish this and more utilizing technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio online, and Application Insights in this demo-heavy session.
DevOps is all about agility. However, you don't want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation. In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques...
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water,...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series dat...
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and asse...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!