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SANS 2020 Automation and Integration Survey Results

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-05-19 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Don Murdoch, Barbara Filkins


  • CloudPassage
  • Devo Technology Inc.
  • DomainTools
  • Siemplify
  • SIRP
  • Swimlane
  • ThreatConnect

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The goal of this year's extension of the 2019 Automation and Integration Survey was to quantify automation experiences and more concretely understand how organizations are able to maximize their security investment and improve operations through automation efforts. The survey looked at what automation activities have been successful, why they have been successful, and how organizations set up their automation activities to achieve meaningful results.

This webcast's attendees will hear the results of the survey and learn:

  • How organizations rate their current level of automation
  • Where they are focusing their automation efforts in the next 12 months
  • How automation has affected staffing levels
  • Which metrics organizations use to evaluate the state of their automation initiatives
  • What types of tools have been successfully incorporated into automated environments

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Analyst and security operations expert Don Murdoch with advice from SANS Analyst Program Research Director Barbara Filkins.

Click here to register for a companion webcast to be held at 1 PM ET on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, a panel discussion with survey author Don Murdoch and selected sponsors that explores the survey results more deeply.

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.

Don Murdoch

Don Murdoch is a SANS community instructor specializing in incident response and security operations. A solutions-oriented IT director and consultant, he has hands-on experience leading software/infrastructure/system development efforts for financial and healthcare systems, including requirements definition, executive-level strategy and communications, solution design, architecture, deployment, production and dissolution. Don is the author of two prominent blue team handbooks: The first focuses on incident response, while the second focuses on SOC, SIEM and threat hunting. He holds the SANS GSE, Cyber Guardian Blue Team and 20 other GIAC certifications, and he is also a certified TOGAF Enterprise Architect and SABSA Chartered Security Architect.

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