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Next-Gen Endpoints Risks and Protections: A SANS Survey Part 1: New Devices and Risks

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (2017-02-28 18:00:00 UTC)
  • G.W. Ray Davidson, PhD, Nick Charpentier, Anthony Di Bello, Dana Torgersen


  • Carbon Black
  • Great Bay Software
  • Guidance Software
  • IBM
  • Malwarebytes
  • Sophos Inc.

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Endpoints are more than just servers, desktops and laptops--and not all of them are under corporate control. Today's endpoints also include printers, industrial controls, HVAC systems and even wearables, according to the 2016 endpoint security survey.

So, how has the endpoint threat landscape changed in the last year? And what have IT security teams done to improve their ability to identify and protect the endpoints they deem risky? Attendees will get answers to these questions, as well as learn about the following:

  • What new devices are considered endpoints and how well these devices are wrapped into respondents' security programs
  • Types of breaches organizations are detecting
  • How endpoint breaches are detected
  • What was targeted on those endpoints and why
  • How endpoints are still used to pivot deeper into the organization through credential theft and other means
  • Whether or not organizations prioritize and manage risk related to those endpoints

Answers to these questions directly relate to what IT professionals demand from next-gen endpoint protections, which is the topic of SANS' Part 2 webcast on March 1, 2017. Click here to register for the Part 2 webcast.

Click here to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Analyst G. W. Ray Davidson.

Speaker Bios

G.W. Ray Davidson, PhD

G. W. Ray Davidson, PhD, is the former dean of academic affairs for the SANS Technology Institute. He continues to serve as a mentor, subject matter expert and technical reviewer for the SANS Institute and holds several GIAC certifications. Ray started his career as a research scientist and subsequently led global security projects for a major pharmaceutical company. He has taught at the college level and cofounded a security startup. Ray is currently the program manager of the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps.

Nick Charpentier

Nick Charpentier, a solutions engineer/pre-sales consultant with Great Bay Software, has worked in the Enterprise Network Security industry for several years. Nick specializes in troubleshooting, support, engineering and implementation of various security solutions, ranging from small businesses to large enterprises. He has obtained a well-rounded skillset by running a computer repair business and working with US Bank and McAfee/Intel Security. Nick's core responsibilities with Great Bay Software involve assisting the sales team by serving as the technical expert for the Beacon Product Suite, providing demonstrations, deploying PoCs and providing architectural designs and recommendations for our prospects.

Anthony Di Bello

Anthony Di Bello, an 11-year veteran of Guidance Software, is a senior director security strategist. He is responsible for the voice of the customer and go-to-market strategy for Guidance Software forensic security, data risk management and digital investigations products. Previously, Anthony was director of strategic partnerships at Guidance and was responsible for building and delivering end-to-end solutions around the Guidance product portfolio through partnerships and integrations with adjacent technologies such as Blue Coat, ArcSight, ThreatGRID and DropBox. Before joining Guidance, he spent 7 years with Towers Watson, a global professional service firm specializing in risk and financial management.

Dana Torgersen

Dana Torgersen is a veteran product marketer who cut his teeth in network and data center security while at Secure Computing, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and security startup Illumio. He heads up Product Marketing for Malwarebytes, encouraging individuals and businesses to protect their endpoints against malware and exploit-based threats.

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