Gilles Perez

Gilles Perez

Head of Business Development – North America, Threat Intelligence Group

Verint

As Head of Business Development for the Threat Intelligence Group at Verint, Gilles Perez brings Threat Intelligence solutions to the North American market with a primary focus on ​government entities, law enforcement agencies and critical infrastructure, as well as enterprise. During his time at Verint, Perez has established strong channel partnerships, maintained an existing customer base and developed new customer relationships. Perez leverages a deep understanding​ of cyber and physical security threats, including threat actors, how threats are realized and how to prevent them, in order to offer a tailored solution for threat mitigation and to help customers develop a proactive security approach. Prior to joining Verint, Perez was the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Terrogence, a company founded in 2004, focused on counter-terror and physical threat intelligence, and at SenseCy, a cyber-threat intelligence company. Prior to these positions, Perez was in charge of the Homeland Security and Defense Sector at the Israel Export Institute.

Sessions

Convergence: It’s More Than a Buzzword

Tuesday, July 30th
2:15pm3:15pm
In today’s world, security is mission-critical and needs to be looked at holistically. The once predominantly physical security business is no longer enough to protect against an increasingly complex risk landscape. As today’s threats and breaches frequently target an organization’s IT infrastructure, it is paramount that businesses turn to a more unified and collaborative security strategy that incorporates both physical and cyber aspects. This requires convergence among the enterprise: cyber, IT and traditional security teams must unite to strengthen risk mitigation. Security solutions must now take into account all methods in which a threat could be presented, which requires gathering intelligence from a range of sources such as the web and applying relevant insight to physical components. A comprehensive strategy built with all areas of security in mind can lead to better incident management and faster response, ultimately positively impacting business continuity, employee safety, customer experience and brand reputation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate how to efficiently and effectively combine both cyber and physical security threat considerations and teams into an exhaustive solution that will keep all aspects of a business protected
  • Develop a proactive risk mitigation strategy to stay one step ahead by identifying and analyzing security threats before they impact people, property, or the brand.
  • Identify the importance of gathering intelligence from various sensors and sources, such as the Web, to obtain increased levels of insight into potential threat developments or actors and learn how to apply this critical information to physical security solutions.