AlienVault makes the open source SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) tool "OSSIM" and supplies commercial versions to government, enterprise, MSSP and SCADA customers worldwide.

AlienVault has more production users of its products than all other SIEM vendors combined.

Chris Blask has been involved in the information security industry for twenty years. Mr. Blask invented one of the first commercial firewall products, the BorderWare Firewall Server. He went on to create a multi-billion dollar business running Cisco System's firewall product lines. With several Cisco colleagues, Mr. Blask started Protego Networks, an early SIEM vendor which was later acquired by Cisco. To serve the security needs of the Control Systems industry Mr. Blask founded Lofty Perch, today a recognized center of expertise in the segment, and he remains involved with Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security efforts. Over the years he has worked with certification laboratories to develop testing regimes, chaired industry groups, consulted with public and private entities and provided strategic advice to several leading SIEM vendors.

In 2010, Mr. Blask authored the first book on SIEM, "Security Information and Event Management Implementation", published by McGraw Hill. Today he is Vice President of Marketing at AlienVault, the producer of the world's most popular SIEM technology, and is on faculty at the Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS).

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