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The Current Reality: Defending a Compromised Network

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT (2015-08-27 01:00:00 UTC)
  • Dr. Eric Cole

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The Tricks you will learn in SEC501

Designing and securing a network is very complex. With detailed requirements to support all of the latest devices, mobile computing, cloud services and the portability requirements of data, current networks are very porous, very difficult to secure and very compromised. When people hear about networks being compromised, they should not be surprised. Networks directly connected to the Internet are compromised and should be the new baseline for designing and building out security. The question that has to be answered is how to implement security based on the assumption that security is more than just setting up and protecting perimeters. In this talk, Dr. Cole will share real life examples of security solutions that work to protect current environments that might be already compromised. Attendees will learn how to drive this new thought process into decision makers and solutions covering data protection, network design and network monitoring.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.

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