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Critical Security Controls Update: How to Keep Pace with Advanced Endpoint Threats

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-09-16 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Hermes Bojaxhi, John Pescatore


  • RSA

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Adversaries and their tactics and procedures continue to become more targeted, dynamic, and sophisticated

  • Much of the advanced malware and activity is geared toward the endpoint
  • Why? It's the most human interactive system in a network, making it a prime target
  • Therefore, organizations need an effective endpoint security strategy that helps security teams expose, analyze and respond to advanced threats faster.

    Join this webinar to hear an update from John Pescatore, SANS director of emerging trends, on the threat environment and the latest draft update to the Critical Security Controls

  • Plus, one of RSA's Incident Responders Hermes Bojaxhi will drill down into RSA ECAT, an endpoint threat detection solution that leverages unique behavior monitoring and scanning techniques to: provide system integrity data, flag anomalous activity, find other infected endpoints, and precisely block threats.

    As you gain knowledge of the latest Critical Security Controls update, you will also learn how to address endpoint threats with RSA ECAT by:

    • Detecting malware leveraging behavioral techniques rather than signatures
    • Achieving deep endpoint visibility and real-time alerting
    • Using intelligent, risk-level scoring system to prioritize threats
    • Confirming infections quickly and block with precision in real time
    • Gathering relevant investigation data quickly

    Speaker Bios

    John Pescatore

    John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years' experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartner's lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

    Hermes Bojaxhi

    Hermes is responsible for delivering holistic incident response services using state of the art host- and network-based technologies to help clients obtain situational awareness and rapidly identify threats as part of tactical response to intrusions involving sophisticated adversaries that target intellectual property and other critically sensitive data. Prior to joining RSA, Hermes was the CIO at CyberESI where he led incident response engagements involving advanced computer intrusions. Prior to this, he worked at the Department of Defense (DoD) Computer Forensics Laboratory (DCFL) where he was team lead of the Intrusion Section. Hermes is a DoD Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (DCFE), holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John's College.

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