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20 CSC Briefing - Live from Washington, DC

  • Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT (2013-04-18 12:00:00 UTC)
  • Tony Sager, John Pescatore


  • FireEye
  • Forescout Technologies BV
  • Tripwire, Inc.

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  • 8:00am 9:00am
    Keynote Address by Tony Sager, SANS Institute (34-year career at NSA including Chief of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group)
  • - What, Why & How: Overview of the Critical Security Controls This session will provide a brief history of and motivation for the development of the Controls. Tony will examine the role of threats, the methodology for implementing the Controls and strategies for prioritizing which controls to implement and when.
  • 9:00am 10:00am
    WhatWorks Panel (Moderated by Tony Sager)
  • - The Controls in Action
    - In this session, Tony will guide a discussion with end-users on how the controls were adopted and solutions implemented in organizations in a way that immediately and radically reduced vulnerabilities and risks.
  • 10:00am 10:30am Networking Break
  • 10:30am 11:30am
    Vendor Panel (Moderated by John Pescatore, SANS Institute, Director of Emerging Security Trends)
  • - In this session, John will guide a discussion with sponsors about their perspectives on the effectiveness and automation of the Controls and the future direction of their solutions in addressing the evolving nature of threats.
    - Speakers: Darien Kindlund, FireEye Sr. Staff Scientist.
  • 11:30am - Noon
    Closing Address by Tony Sager
  • Speaker Bios

    John Pescatore

    Prior to joining Gartner, John was a Senior Consultant for two years with Trusted Information Systems, a Technology Manager with GTE for eleven years and a Security Engineer with the U.S. Secret Service for four years. John received his B.S., Electrical Engineering, from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA-certified Cryptologic Engineer.

    Tony Sager

    Tony Sager is the Chief Technologist and a founding member of the Council on CyberSecurity - an independent, international, non-profit organization whose mission is to identify, validate and sustain best practices in cybersecurity by people, in the application of technology, and in the use of policy. He leads the development of the Top 20 Critical Security Controls, a world-wide volunteer consensus activity to find and support technical practices that 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.

    Tony retired from the National Security Agency in June 2012 after 34 years as an Information Assurance professional. His last job was Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate. Before that he created and led the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group (VAO), which was responsible for some of NSAs most important advancements in cyber

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