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SANS and CIS Critical Security Controls Briefing

  • Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:30 AM EDT (2015-10-16 12:30:00 UTC)
  • Tony Sager, Jane Holl Lute, John Pescatore, James Tarala


  • Symantec

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The Center for Internet Security (CIS), in partnership with the SANS Institute is proud to announce the release of a completely new and updated version of the Critical Security Controls for effective cyber defense. As a result of continued collaboration, a new and updated version of the controls will be published to assist organizations as they seek to effectively defend themselves against modern cyber threat.

Join SANS and CIS on October 16, 2015, for a half day, morning briefing to discuss the current threat landscape and how the updated controls can be used to promote the concepts of cyber security defense and hygiene. This event will be both LIVE and SIMULCAST.

Friday, October 16, 2015
Time Event
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Tony Sager, Sr. Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security
8:45am - 9:15am Wake Up Call on Cyber Hygiene (What Every CEO Should Know)
Jane Holl Lute, CEO, Center for Internet Security
9:15am - 9:45am Best Practices and Big Mistakes in Incident Response
Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director of the US-CERT
9:45am - 10:30am Changes to the CIS Critical Security Controls
Tony Sager, Sr. Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security
10:30am - 10:45am Networking Break
10:45am - 11:30am Focus on Phishing: Disrupting Threats Targeting Users and Browsers
John Pescatore, The SANS Institute
11:30am - 12:15pm How the CIS Critical Security Controls Will Become the Common Core of Compliance for Security Standards
James Tarala, The SANS Institute
12:15pm - 12:30pm Closing Remarks
Tony Sager, Sr. Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security
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Speaker Bios

Tony Sager

Tony Sager served as the chief of every major element of the cyberdefense mission at the National Security Agency (NSA), finishing his 34-year career there as director of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations group and chief operating officer of the IAD (Information Assurance division) of NSA. All 700 of the top cyberdefenders and vulnerability analysts at NSA worked for Tony. He was the person inside government most responsible for the initiation of the Critical Security Controls and for ensuring they reflected and dealt effectively with the active threat. At the Center for Internet Security, he leads the continuing evolution of the Controls, now a worldwide consensus project supported by a "volunteer army" of security experts to identify practices that will stop the vast majority of attacks seen today. Tony also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute.

Jane Holl Lute

Jane Holl Lute is CEO of the Center for Internet Security, an international nonprofit organization focused on enhancing cyber security readiness and response for the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as the President and CEO of the Council on CyberSecurity, and previously served as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. From 2003-2009, Ms. Lute served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), and prior to joining the UN, served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund. Ms. Lute served on the National Security Council staff under both President George H.W. Bush and President William Jefferson Clinton and had a distinguished career in the United States Army.

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.

James Tarala

James Tarala is a principal consultant with Enclave Hosting, LLC and is based out of Venice, FL. He is a regular speaker and senior instructor with the SANS Institute as well as a courseware author and editor for many of their auditing and security courses. As a consultant he has spent the past few years architecting large enterprise IT security and infrastructure architectures, specifically working with many Microsoft based, directory services, e-mail, terminal services, and wireless technologies. He has also spent a large amount of time consulting with organizations to assist them in their security management, operational practices, and regulatory compliance issues and often times performs independent security audits and assists internal audit groups to develop their internal audit programs. James completed his undergraduate studies at Philadelphia Biblical University, his graduate work at the University of Maryland, and holds numerous professional certifications.

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