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Presentations
Impermium at Privacy Identity Innovation 2013

Impermium at Privacy Identity Innovation 2013

Yesterday, I took the stage along with Philip Dunkelberger—CEO of Nok Nok Labs—and Stina Ehrensvärd—CEO of Yubico—for a panel moderated by Steven Wildstrom at the Privacy Identity Innovation Conference in Seattle. The talk—entitled “Proving Yourself: Authentication Technologies and Trends”—began with a discussion of how the new iPhone fingerprint scanner will bring strong authentication techniques to the masses. While all...
Talking Online Security for Startups at SF New Tech

Talking Online Security for Startups at SF New Tech

Last night, we were excited to participate in a panel on online security hosted by SF New Tech. Along with Impermium CEO Mark Risher, the panel included Joe Sullivan (Chief Security Officer, Facebook), Michael Coates (Director of Security Assurance, Mozilla), Deron McElroy (Department of Homeland Security) and was moderated by Dan Goodin of Ars Technica....
Stop Social Spam Webinar: Emerging Online Threats & How to Prevent Them

Stop Social Spam Webinar: Emerging Online Threats & How to Prevent Them

Last week, Impermium partnered with TeleSign to present our first webinar, Stop Social Spam. During the discussion, Impermium CEO, Mark Risher and TeleSign VP, Forrest Hobbs gave their expertise surrounding internet security threats, particularly the dangers of social spam and online fraud. As discussed more thoroughly in our white paper, Stop Social Spam and Fraud...
CEO Mark Risher Explains Impermium in Three Minutes

CEO Mark Risher Explains Impermium in Three Minutes

In February, Impermium was named one of 10 finalists for the Most Innovative Company at RSA® Conference 2012. At the event, CEO Mark Risher presented on the rapidly-growing problem of social spam and discussed how a lack of commercial products that provide adequate protection against abuse in social channels, has driven many sites to develop their own...
RSA Conference 2012 Names Impermium to Top 10 Most Innovative Companies

RSA Conference 2012 Names Impermium to Top 10 Most Innovative Companies

Today, Impermium was named one of 10 finalists for the Most Innovative Company at RSA® Conference 2012.  On February 27th, we’ll square off with the other security vendor finalists at the half-day Innovation Sandbox event to determine the winner. It’s encouraging that the organizers of the RSA Conference take seriously the rapidly growing problem of...

RSA Con 2010: Hadoop and the fight against shape-shifting spam

At the 2010 RSA Conference I presented a seminar called, “Yokai vs. the Elephant:  Hadoop and the fight against shape-shifting spam.” Yokai are Japanese monsters or spirits that change shape to sneak up on its victims and avoid being caught.  Such an apt metaphor for the shape-shifting spam of the social web world; attack techniques...