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SANS 2nd Financial Sector Security Survey

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-06-23 17:00:00 UTC)
  • James Carder, Patrick Bedwell, G. Mark Hardy, Rakesh Shah, Ann Sun


  • AlienVault
  • Arbor Networks
  • LogRhythm
  • VSS Monitoring, Inc.

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Financial organizations--charged with protecting client monies, identities and credit--are not as cybersecure as they should be, according to the SANS 2014 survey on security in financial services industries. Responding organizations reported experiencing multiple breaches and said they were still struggling for critical visibility and response capabilities that can be utilized across their branches, data centers, endpoints and consumer apps--the latter of which have become increasingly mobile.

This webcast reveals the results of our 2015 Financial Services survey conducted between March and April 2015. This new survey provides an updated look at security in our financial institutions. Attendees will learn about:

  • The causes of security incidents, along with the quantifiable losses related to the breaches
  • Security budget issues
  • Drivers behind security programs
  • Related standards and regulations
  • Evaluations of security and risk programs
  • Effectiveness of technologies

The webcast will also touch on respondent best practices and wish lists for innovations in the coming years, including the critical discussion around threat and vulnerability information-sharing.

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Speaker Bios

G. Mark Hardy

G. Mark Hardy serves as President of National Security Corporation. He has been providing cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 25 years, and is the author of over 100 articles and presentations. He serves on the National Science Foundation's CyberWATCH Advisory Board, and is a recently retired Navy Captain. A graduate of Northwestern University, he holds a BS in Computer Science, a BA in Mathematics, a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Strategic Studies, and is designated as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Patrick Bedwell

Patrick Bedwell has 17 years of experience in the network security and network management industries. He is the vice president of product marketing at AlienVault, responsible for creating and executing the go-to-market strategy for AlienVault's Unified Security Management products. Previously, Patrick was VP of product marketing at Fortinet and has held product marketing and product management leadership positions at Arcot Systems, McAfee, SecurityFocus, Network ICE and Network General. Patrick earned an MBA with honors from Santa Clara University and a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

James Carder

James Carder brings more than 17 years of experience working in corporate IT security and consulting for the Fortune 500 and U.S. Government. At LogRhythm, he develops and maintains the company’s security governance model and risk strategies; protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets; and oversees both threat and vulnerability management as well as the Security Operations Center (SOC). He also directs the mission and strategic vision for the LogRhythm Labs machine data intelligence, threat and compliance research teams. Prior to joining LogRhythm, James was the director of security informatics at Mayo Clinic, where he oversaw the threat intelligence, incident response, security operations and offensive security groups.

Rakesh Shah

Rakesh Shah, senior director of marketing and strategy at Arbor Networks, has been with the company since 2001. He has helped take Arbor's products from early stage to category-leading solutions. Before moving into the technical marketing team, Rakesh was the director of product management for Arbor's service provider products, and he was also a manager in the engineering group. Previously, Rakesh held various engineering and technical roles at Lucent Technologies and CGI. He holds a MEng from Cornell University and a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both in electrical and computer engineering.

Ann Sun

Ann Sun, director of product marketing at NetScout, works with large enterprises and service providers to help them build a network architecture that delivers service assurance and cybersecurity. Ann brings years of experience in networking, across of variety of technology areas including security, unified communications, and wireless networking.

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