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Strategies to Address SANS Critical Controls 10 and 11 - Secure Configurations and Control of Network Devices

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-09-24 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Michelle Johnson Cobb, Brian Kelly


  • Skybox Security, Inc.

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Adopters of the Critical Security Controls have found they can prevent more attacks, detect attacks faster and demonstrate significant reductions in business impact due to cyberattacks. Key to realizing those gains are streamlined security processes backed by technology to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of security controls. The latest techniques to automate risk assessments and changes can cut management time 80%, ease compliance burdens and reduce IT security risks.

No matter what stage you are in, whether looking at the Critical Controls for the first time, or deciding how to move up the maturity curve to expand your implementation, this webinar can help.

In this session you will:

  • Get an update on the current threat landscape and the latest changes to the Critical Security Controls
  • Learn how to automate firewall compliance audits and get on-demand compliance assessments in minutes
  • Hear how automated tools verify standard device configurations and internal policies Find out how visibility of the network topology and access paths helps you quickly detect vulnerabilities on network devices
  • Discover how to remove unneeded rules by managing the rule lifecycle

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013, bringing with him over 35 years of experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to SANS, he was Gartner's lead security analyst for more than 13 years, working with Global 5000 corporations, government agencies and major technology and service providers. In 2008, John was named one of the top 15 most influential people in security and has frequently testified before Congress on issues relating to cybersecurity.

Michelle Johnson Cobb

Michelle Johnson Cobb is a technology marketing leader with a passion for driving success for emerging products. Prior to Skybox Security, Cobb held executive marketing roles in computer security, networking, and enterprise software companies, including Asempra Technologies, McAfee, Tumbleweed Communications, and several startups. Cobb received her MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science also from the University of Michigan.

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is the Northeast Sales Engineer for Skybox Security. Brianís diverse IT experience spans over two decades in many different verticals. Prior to Skybox he held roles at Verizon and Lumension Secuirty (Patchlink). Brian received his MBA and his Bachelors of Science/Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

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