NIKSUN's Dr. Parag Pruthi (Founder and CEO) to Speak at NATO IA Symposium in Belgium

Published on: 09-29-2010

Mons, Belgium, September 29, 2010 — NIKSUN®,  a premier provider of high-end real-time enterprise network surveillance solutions, is pleased to announce the company’s participation as a Gold Sponsor in the NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS), in which Dr. Parag Pruthi, NIKSUN’s Founder and CEO, will be a guest speaker. The NATO IA Symposium 2010, being held at SHAPE Headquarters in Mons, Belgium September 28th-30th, is the largest Information Assurance event in the NATO calendar, bringing together thought-leaders from all over the world to share not only best practice technology, but also to develop mind-share for the future of network security.

Amid a number of security experts and notable speakers, Dr. Parag Pruthi will discuss techniques for cyber security defense in a federated environment. Threats from cyber attacks are increasing at an exponential rate making the security of national and multi-national federated agencies and commercial organizations a significant priority. According to Verizon’s 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report, the impact of unknown “unknowns” has never been higher, contributing to nine of ten records breached in 2009. Dr. Pruthi, considered by many to be a thought-leader in the cyber defense industry, has long been spearheading research and development toward making the unknown known. During his presentation, Dr. Pruthi will describe not only the threats facing governments and corporations today, but also provide novel methods to counter the ever-increasing threats from “unknowns.”

“My passion is to create a unified and holistic solution for end-to-end network security while guaranteeing end-to-end service delivery,” said Dr. Pruthi. “This requires successfully integrating seemingly dispa¬rate scientific disciplines such as chaos theory, fractal analytics, data warehousing, data mining, parallel processing, and hierarchical distributed computing. As all of these components are unified in a harmonious and scalable manner, we are achieving the true Tivo® and Google™ for the network, which is giving cyber security personnel unparalleled power to stop zero day attacks and thwart attackers before they are able to reach information assets and siphon off valuable data.”

The NATO Information Assurance Symposium is an annual event among senior NATO IA Staff, NATO nations IA leaders, and leading industry IA providers to develop industry best practice solutions for NATO use. Building on previous successes, this year's NATO IA Symposium will be the largest yet, bringing together more than 800 NATO and industry delegates to discuss innovative ways of meeting NATO's IA requirements.

Chris Evis of the NATO Information Assurance Technical Centre, a division of the NATO CIS Services Agency, said, “NATO's keynote presentations will be led by Admiral Stavridis - SACEUR, Lt. General Herrmann - Director NCSA, and Major General Hines - NATO HQ C3 Staff. Wide ranging industry views will be offered including keynote presentations by John Stewart - CSO CISCO, Melissa Hathaway - Hathaway Inc , and Dean Mason - Thales UK, supported by presentations given by leading companies and solution providers throughout the Symposium.  Specialist workshops will focus on Cryptography, Identity Management, Cyber Defence, Cross Domain Working and Information Assurance, each examining today’s growing threats and the emerging strategies to improve the overall security posture of our interconnected and interdependent networks."

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About NIKSUN, Inc.
NIKSUN is the recognized worldwide leader in making the Unknown Known. The company develops and deploys a complete range of award-winning forensics, compliance, security surveillance and performance management solutions for applications ranging from core infrastructures to edge and branch environments. NIKSUN’s proactive enterprise scalable solutions deliver unprecedented flexibility and real-time response. The company’s patented real-time analysis and recording technology enables enterprises, service providers and governments to provide secure and reliable network infrastructure and services. NIKSUN, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has sales offices in major cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit

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