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San Diego Gas & Electric's Jessie Knight Highlights San Diego's Transformation in a Cyber Security Model for U.S. Urban Centers


Norman AS, the global leader in threat discovery, malware forensics and analysis, and industrial control system protection solutions, highlights San Diego's unique security landscape in the fifth installment of its Cyber Security Awareness Month video series, “Inside Network Security: Cybercrime, Malware and Today's Emerging Threats.”

The episode titled “San Diego's Unique Security Network” features third-time guest, Jessie Knight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Gas & Electric. Darin Andersen, Norman AS General Manager for North America, hosts the discussion as Knight recollects his proactive participation in transforming San Diego into a city respected for its firm commitment to coordinated network security.

As the former CEO of California's largest business organization, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Knight explains the city's “rude awakening” after 9/11. Home to a nuclear power plant, up to one-third of the U.S. Navy fleet and a large biotech community, as well as just 17 miles from the border with Mexico, San Diego identified itself as a potential target of attack. Knight played an integral role in creating an aggressive public-private partnership to put into place security measures designed to protect critical assets.

What began as a task force expanded to build San Diego's unmatched dedication to cyber security. Knight cites the willingness of the public sector to trust private companies and the willingness of private companies to share security expertise as critical to the success of the effort.

“San Diego sets an example of excellent integration of government and corporate intellectual assets to achieve a common goal,” said Andersen. “Knight presents an expert assessment of the importance of sharing threat research and technological advancements across sectors. Norman is honored to be working with the San Diego as part of this effort.”

To extend Cyber Security Awareness Month past the end of October, Norman will continue its video series next week. Knight's video interview is now available on the Norman AS YouTube channel

About Norman AS

Founded in Norway in 1984, Norman is a global leader and pioneer in proactive content security solutions and forensics malware tools. Norman's proactive antimalware solutions, including malware analysis tools, network security and endpoint protection, are powered by patented Norman SandBox technology and used by security solutions providers around the world.

Norman's unified core antimalware protection for clients, servers and network security are delivered as products and services designed to protect industrial control systems; and business communications and resources, including corporate and government networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and extranets. Norman's solutions are available through Norman subsidiaries and a network of global partners.

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