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Next-Gen Endpoints Risks and Protections: A SANS Survey Part 2: Next-Gen Protection and Response

  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (2017-03-01 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Matt Cooke, G.W. Ray Davidson, PhD, Mark Hafner, Stacia Tympanick


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

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Endpoints, especially user endpoints, are where most attacks get started, according to multiple SANS surveys. However, next-generation endpoint controls, while progressing, are not keeping up with the variety of devices and threats.

The Part 1 portion of the report on the SANS survey on next-generation endpoint risks and protections (held on February 28, 2017), covers how the endpoint landscape has changed in the past year and what IT security teams have done to improve their security posture. Click here to register for the Part 1 webcast.

In this webcast, Part 2 of the results of the 2017 survey on next-generation endpoint risks and protections, we explore whether or not organizations' tools and services are up to next-generation demands. In this webcast, attendees will learn:

  • How organizations manage risks related to the variety of endpoints on their systems
  • Respondent definitions of next-generation security
  • Features users need that they're not getting with current controls
  • Level of automation organizations are achieving to detect, protect and remediate
  • Best practices advice from those working in the field of endpoint risks and protections

These and other results will be discussed by SANS author G. W. Ray Davidson and thought leaders from leading endpoint security vendors.

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.

Matt Cooke

Matt Cooke, Senior Product Marketing Manager, works for Sophos as a security advocate and evangelist. Matt holds a CISSP and has a passion for combining education with security. He’s fueled by 22 years of technical expertise and usually way too much coffee.

Mark Hafner

Mark Hafner joined the IBM Security Group in 2010 and focuses on systems management, security compliance, and analytics. Prior to joining IBM, Mark was a consultant at BigFix and several other endpoint security vendors. He is currently the technical lead for IBM working on the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.

Stacia Tympanick

Stacia Tympanick is a premiere corporate sales engineer with Carbon Black, helping customers every day to assess their endpoint security health, develop protection strategies and optimize Carbon Black products for their needs and objectives. Since the introduction of Cb Defense, Carbon Black's breakthrough next-generation AV product, Stacia has been a key force in driving its education and adoption among our loyal customer base. She brings a unique, real-world perspective on endpoint security to this panel, having worked directly with customers at every organizational level to drive successful outcomes that exceed customers' expectations.

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