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SANS 2016 Endpoint Security Survey Part 1: The Evolving Definition of Endpoints

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-03-17 17:00:00 UTC)
  • G.W. Ray Davidson, PhD, Sara Lofgren, Dana Torgersen, Lee Wei


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

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The SANS 2016 survey attempts to define what an endpoint is and explore what types of endpoints are most targeted and why. This webcast will present the first half of the survey results, which are presented in a two-part webcast.

Today's Part 1 webcast focuses on the evolving definition of endpoints and how that influences endpoint security today. Attendees will learn:

  • The types of devices respondents are connecting to their networks and whether or not theyre considered endpoints that need protection policies
  • The types of endpoints are actually covered by organizational policies and tools
  • The types of endpoints being breached most often and what breach types are on the horizon
  • How long it takes to disinfect an endpoint completely and whether or not organizations know theyve removed every artifact

Part 2 of the webcast, on Friday, March 18, will cover how endpoint security stacks up as a next generation of protection.

Register for both parts of the webcast today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Ray Davidson.

View the associated whitepaper here.

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.

Sara Lofgren

Sara Lofgren, Senior Systems Engineer at Great Bay Software, has been working in the security industry for nine years and in Information Technology for 15. Prior to her time at Great Bay, she focused on network security, cryptography and privileged account security. Sara is interested in matters related to privacy and security, as well as studying the intersection of policy and new technologies. You may sometimes see her at security conventions. When Sara isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and riding horses at her home in the Twin Cities.

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.

Lee Wei

Lee Wei is the CTO for Endpoint and Mobile Security within IBM Security and previously worked for both Oracle and Cisco, when both companies had less than 2,000 employees. He has seen how leading technologies cross the chasm from an innovative idea to mass market adoption. Lee has focused on the IBM endpoint security management technology (BigFix) for the last 10 years, evangelizing and implementing the solution globally across highly distributed environments. His passions and strengths span both high-level vision and hands-on implementations. He speaks at a variety of security events and has written numerous tools, utilities and reports for the endpoint community.

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