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SANS and Carbon Black Announce the Speaker Line-Up for the Second Annual Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit

Threat Hunting Experts from Microsoft, Netflix and Target among the List of Speakers

  • Bethesda, MD
  • December 12, 2016

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, and Carbon Black®, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced the speaker line-up for the 2017 Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit. Taking place April 18 & 19 in New Orleans, followed by training courses April 20-25, the summit offers the opportunity to directly learn from and collaborate with incident response and detection experts who are uncovering and stopping the most recent, sophisticated, and dangerous attacks against organizations.

"The 2016 inaugural Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit was an extraordinarily insightful and successful event for a sold-out crowd. This year, we'll again bring together industry experts from top organizations to share their hunting techniques and strategies. I am again thrilled to co-chair this event," said Ben Johnson, Co-Founder & Chief Security Strategist, Carbon Black

According to Rob Lee, Fellow and DFIR Lead at SANS and Summit co-chair, "Over the past few years, organizations have significantly reduced attacker dwell time from many months to several weeks. The main reason most of these organizations have seen such a dramatic decrease in dwell time is due to threat hunting operations introduced and implemented in their daily security operations. Organizations that haven't moved as swiftly are still unable to detect their own intrusions and the dwell time is still being measured in months. The Threat Hunting and Incident Response Summit brings together many of the tactics and secrets that teams have used successfully in their own organizations."

The Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit was created by SANS, in collaboration with founding partner Carbon Black, to address a gap in the security landscape. SANS and Carbon Black will join forces with other top threat intelligence experts to provide summit attendees with specific hunting and incident response techniques and capabilities that can be used to identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting networks. Included among the summit speakers are:

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, and Carbon Black®, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced the speaker line-up for the 2017 Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit. Taking place April 18 & 19 in New Orleans, followed by training courses April 20-25, the summit offers the opportunity to directly learn from and collaborate with incident response and detection experts who are uncovering and stopping the most recent, sophisticated, and dangerous attacks against organizations.

"The 2016 inaugural Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit was an extraordinarily insightful and successful event for a sold-out crowd. This year, we'll again bring together industry experts from top organizations to share their hunting techniques and strategies. I am again thrilled to co-chair this event," said Ben Johnson, Co-Founder & Chief Security Strategist, Carbon Black

According to Rob Lee, Fellow and DFIR Lead at SANS and Summit co-chair, "Over the past few years, organizations have significantly reduced attacker dwell time from many months to several weeks. The main reason most of these organizations have seen such a dramatic decrease in dwell time is due to threat hunting operations introduced and implemented in their daily security operations. Organizations that haven't moved as swiftly are still unable to detect their own intrusions and the dwell time is still being measured in months. The Threat Hunting and Incident Response Summit brings together many of the tactics and secrets that teams have used successfully in their own organizations."

The Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit was created by SANS, in collaboration with founding partner Carbon Black, to address a gap in the security landscape. SANS and Carbon Black will join forces with other top threat intelligence experts to provide summit attendees with specific hunting and incident response techniques and capabilities that can be used to identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting networks. Included among the summit speakers are:

  • Jack Crook, Principal Incident Responder, General Electric
  • David Bianco, Incident Detection & Response Specialist, Sqrrl
  • Sergio Caltagirone, Director of Threat Intelligence Analysis, Microsoft
  • Ben Johnson, Co-Founder & Chief Security Strategist, Carbon Black
  • Rob Lee, DFIR Curriculum Lead and Fellow, SANS Institute
  • Alex Maestretti, Engineering Manager, Netflix
  • Joseph Ten Eyck, Lead Information Security Analyst, Target Corporation

For a complete list of speakers and additional details on the summit, including details on presentations and training courses, or to register for the event, please visit: ww.sans.org/threat-hunting-and-incident-response-summit-2017

About Carbon Black

Carbon Black has designed the most complete next-gen endpoint security platform, enabling organizations to stop the most attacks, see every threat, close security gaps, and evolve their defenses. The Cb Security Endpoint Platform helps organizations of all sizes replace legacy antivirus technology, lock down systems, and arm incident response teams with advanced tools to proactively hunt down threats. Today, Carbon Black has approximately 2,000 worldwide customers, including 25 of the Fortune 100 and more than 600 employees.

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (https://www.sans.org)