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Egress Software to Lead Session on Machine Learning at 2019 ISSA CISO Executive Forum

Sponsored by Businesswire

a leading provider of data privacy and compliance software designed to
secure unstructured data, today announced that its Director of Technical
Services for North America, Jon Mead, will present a session titled,
“Machine Learning: Addressing the Disillusionment to Bring Actual
Business Benefit,” at the 2019
ISSA CISO Executive Forum
, taking place June 13-14, 2019 in Boston.

Egress recently released Risk-Based Protection, which uses machine
learning to analyze end-users’ behavior and interactions to prescribe
actions or processes, such as right-sizing email encryption in line with
the actual risk of a data breach and preventing emails being sent to
incorrect recipients.

In this presentation, Mead will cover how to take a business problem and
solve it with machine learning, highlight common pitfalls that companies
face when employing machine learning, and provide an overview of how
Egress as an organization addressed these pitfalls in a real-world



Jon Mead, Director of Technical Services for North America, Egress


Learning: Addressing the Disillusionment to Bring Actual Business

‘Machine learning’ is one of those cringy phrases, almost (if not
already) taboo in the world of high-tech SaaS. Applying true machine
learning to an organization’s product(s), however, can have real
benefit for the business, their clients, and the industry as a
whole. From credit card fraud investigations to the way that a car
is built, machine learning has permeated our everyday life without a
common understanding of what it is and how to implement it.


Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM ET


2019 ISSA CISO Executive Forum
Hilton Boston/Woburn
2 Forbes Road
Woburn, MA

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) created the
exclusive CISO Executive Membership program to give executives an
environment to achieve mutual success. Connecting professionals to a
large network of peers, valuable information, and top industry experts,
the program is a functional resource for members to advance personal and
industry understanding of critical issues in information security.

About Egress Software Technologies
Egress takes a
people-centric approach to data security – helping users receive, manage
and share sensitive data securely to meet compliance requirements and
drive business productivity. Using machine learning, Egress ensures
information is protected relative to the risk of a data breach and
reduces user friction to ensure smooth adoption.

Trusted by enterprise organizations and governments around the globe,
Egress’ award-winning platform provides email encryption, secure file
transfer and online collaboration services, as well as risk management,
accidental send prevention, and compliance auditing and reporting.

A privately-held company, Egress has offices in the UK, the US, Canada
and the Netherlands.