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Preventing File-Based Threats

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:30 AM EDT (2020-04-16 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Erik Yunghans, Dave Shackleford


  • Palo Alto Networks

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The attack landscape is growing exponentially. Organizations are spending billions of dollars every year on security solutions, yet companies are still getting breached.

Join SANS and Palo Alto Networks experts and learn the most effective ways to counter file-based threats, showcasing best practice building blocks along with examples of real-world threats to watch out for.

Youll learn:

  •    The facts behind actual breaches in and out of the news
  •    Attack strategies to overcome defenses and move laterally
  •    How to simplify your security with fewer tools and alerts

Bring your questions and join us for this session focusing on file-based threats.

Speaker Bios

Erik Yunghans

Erik Yunghans is a Technical Marketing Engineer focusing on Malware Analysis & Threat Intelligence for Palo Alto Networks. In his tenure he has consulted with Fortune 500 companies to provide guidance and thought leadership in developing unified and cohesive strategies for combating the modern-day threat landscape. Using real-world examples used in the creation of malware, exploits and DDoS attacks Erik provides unique insight into the security landscape through the eyes of an attacker.

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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