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A SANS 2021 Report: Making Visibility Definable and Measurable

  • Monday, June 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT (2021-06-14 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Barbara Filkins, John Pescatore


  • Accedian
  • Arctic Wolf Networks
  • Cisco Systems
  • CYE
  • Devo Technology, Inc.
  • ExtraHop
  • Infoblox
  • Rapid7 Inc.

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This webcast will explore our 2021 Visibility Report, which captured insights from major stakeholder roles - including SOC managers, IR team members, network security administrators, and C-suite executives. SANS instructors in red/blue/purple team areas were also queried for their inputs and experiences around best practices in defining and achieving relevant levels of security visibility. The analysis and report will provide a definition of visibility from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives.

Register for this webcast to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Research Director Barbra Filkins and SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore.

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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.

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

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