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SANS 2016 IT Security Spending Strategies Survey

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST (2016-02-03 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Simon Gibson, G. Mark Hardy, Barbara Filkins, Gary Sockrider


  • Arbor Networks
  • Gigamon

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During the last quarter of 2015, SANS conducted a survey of security professionals who are involved in the budgeting process. The goal of the survey is to help establish key trends and strategies for security spending that can eventually help directors set correct spending priorities and levels for their organizations.

Attend this webcast to learn:

  • What influences security spending
  • What line items are included in most IT security budgets
  • How effective those spends are
  • Where it makes sense to outsource to the cloud (or not)
  • The most successful means of justifying security budgets and spends
  • What trends and technologies are in future spending plans

Be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Barbara Filkins, with advice from G. Mark Hardy.

View the associated whitepaper here.

Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barbara Filkins, SANS Analyst Program Research Director, holds several SANS certifications, including the GSEC, GCIH, GCPM, GLEG and GICSP, the CISSP, and an MS in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. She has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Barbara focuses on issues related to automation—privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, plus the legal aspects of enforcing information security in today’s mobile and cloud environments, particularly in the health and human services industry, with clients ranging from federal agencies to municipalities and commercial businesses.

G. Mark Hardy

G. Mark Hardy, SANS analyst and certified instructor, is an internationally recognized expert in information security planning and policy development, management of security assessment and penetration teams, data encryption and authentication, software development and strategic planning for e-commerce. He has spoken at more than 250 events worldwide and has served government, military and commercial clients for more than 30 years. Founder of National Security Corporation and CardKill, Inc., G. Mark is a retired U.S. Navy Captain whose credentials include bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics, master's degrees in business administration and strategic studies, and the GSLC, CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.

Simon Gibson

Simon Gibson is a fellow security architect at Gigamon. He provides security strategy and technology roadmap direction for Gigamon products that secure physical and virtual network traffic. Simon has been working on Internet infrastructure for nearly 20 years, filling roles from working at small ISPs, to developing streaming media technology at AOL/Time Warner and working on hardware accelerated appliances with Extreme Networks for WinAmp/Shoutcast. Simon was a systems architect at Verisign. Prior to Gigamon, Simon led the Information Security Group at Bloomberg LP in New York and was their CISO from 2008 to 2013.

Gary Sockrider

Gary Sockrider, is a principal security technologist at Arbor Networks and an industry veteran who brings with him over 25 years of broad technology experience ranging from network security to routing and switching, data center, mobility and collaboration. His previous roles include security SME, consultancy, customer support, IT and product management. He seeks to understand and convey the constantly evolving threat landscape, as well as the techniques and solutions that address the challenges they present. Prior to joining Arbor in 2012, he spent 12 years at Cisco Systems and held previous positions with Avaya and Cable & Wireless.

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