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The 2014 Security Trends Forecast: What Does 2014 Hold for Security and Its Impact on Business Professionals?

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT (2014-04-22 14:00:00 UTC)
  • CP Morey, John Pescatore


  • Cisco Systems Inc.

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With 2013 security horror stories in the rearview mirror, what does 2014 have in store for business and security professionals? The increasing use of cloud services, choose your own IT, BYOD, and more IoT or internet of everything (IoE) require changes on the business IT side. With rapidly evolving threats and increasingly sophisticated attacks, even the largest businesses are more vulnerable. In addition, new regulations and compliance issues further complicate the security challenges for businesses within the next few years.

In this webcast, SANS Director Emerging Security Trends, John Pescatore, and Sourcefire security experts will present their projections and recommendations for coping with today's ongoing and increasingly sophisticated security threats.

One approach involves a new model of security with three layers to address the threat continuum and provide protection before, during and after attacks. Thinking beyond the endpoints of the traditional network, the most secure business strategies will address mobile, cloud and virtual aspects of security as well. New tools, including the use of big data infrastructures to continually analyze files, can assist and overcome initial security shortcomings and retrospectively alert and identify issues that may exist across the business network.

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Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartnerís lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

CP Morey

CP Morey has spent 17+ years in technology product marketing, product management and business development with more than 13 years at security companies including Sourcefire, Internet Security Systems and PentaSafe. At Cisco, Morey is a Senior Director of Security Product Marketing responsible for the Advanced Malware Protection and Content Security product lines as well as Industry Solutions for Critical Infrastructure companies. Morey is a CPA and earned his MBA from Thunderbird, the #1 ranked school for International Business.

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