World-renowned Cybersecurity Expert to Share Insights on Global Security Landscape at iovation’s Annual Conference

iovation, a TransUnion company, the leading provider of device reputation and behavioral insights for fraud detection and consumer authentication, today announced that former White House Cybersecurity Advisor Michael Daniel will keynote Fraud Force Summit, held October 2 - 4, 2018 in Chicago. Daniel currently serves as the President of the newly formed Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) and was the Cybersecurity Advisor to President Obama during his second term.

In his keynote, titled “A 360 Degree Outlook On The Global Security Landscape,” Daniel will share insights distilled from his service during the Obama years, since refined at the CTA, and will provide a global outlook on security and risk management in the 21st century. He will stress the importance of collaboration and information sharing across businesses and industries as key to effective defense against online adversaries. He will also discuss the potential impact of the Trump administration’s approach to cybersecurity and the heightened power of the Internet of Things and Big Data, to thrive in an interconnected world. In fact, earlier this month he appeared on CBS News’ 60 Minutes to discuss his involvement in investigating the cyber assault on state voting systems that US intelligence tied to Russia.

“iovation’s Fraud Force Summit is a tremendous opportunity for me to share my insights and learnings from the Obama administration with some of the world’s most innovative companies facing real-world threats and attacks on a daily basis,” said Daniel. “With new targets and new approaches from cyber criminals, today’s cybersecurity ecosystem is as complicated and vulnerable as ever. I hope attendees come away from this session with a better understanding of the landscape, risk and tangible actions they can take to thrive.”

As one of the world’s top cybersecurity experts, Daniel specializes in managing cyber risk to critical infrastructure systems, such as financial services assets and industrial control systems. He leads a team of cybersecurity giants at CTA -- including Intel, Cisco and Symantec -- to improve information sharing about threats and cybercrime.

“It is an honor to host Michael Daniel at the Fraud Force Summit. He has played a pivotal role in protecting our government in some of the most notorious cyber incidents the world has ever seen, including the Russian efforts to compromise the United States electoral process, and the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment,” said Greg Pierson, CEO of iovation. “Michael’s experience on the front lines of cybersecurity brings an invaluable asset to our customers, partners and guests who will walk away with a global outlook on security and risk management in today’s evolving landscape.”

Additionally, Fraud Force attendees will hear from iovation customers how they spot and stop fraud rings, data models they've built to uncover fraudulent behavior, techniques they are deploying to beat fraudsters at their own game, and unique tips and tricks they use in their daily fight against fraud. Fraud Force Summit attendees include Fortune 500 executives and world-renowned anti-fraud professionals in the finance, insurance, ecommerce, social media, travel, ticketing, telecommunications, gaming, and gambling industries.

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ABOUT MICHAEL DANIEL Michael Daniel is the former Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House from 2012-2016. For four and a half years, Daniel led the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States and oversaw implementation of those policies; in this capacity, he ensured that the Federal Government was effectively partnering with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations. Prior to his current position, he spent 17 years at the Office of Management and Budget, where he played a key role in shaping intelligence budgets and resolving major policy issues including cybersecurity. He received a B.A. in public policy from Princeton and an M.A. in public policy from Harvard.

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