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Jumpstarting the Critical Security Controls with Intelligent Asset Discovery

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-03-25 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Kevin Reilly, John Pescatore


  • Pwnie Express

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Widespread adoption of the Critical Security Controls has proven that it is an effective and efficient way to focus first on the security processes that are necessary to detect, mitigate and avoid advanced targeted threats. The first three Controls focus on having up to date and accurate knowledge of the devices and applications that are on your enterprise networks. All too often, the entry point for a major breach is traced to a misconfigured system or to a PC or device that no one realized was active and had access to sensitive systems - even though numerous scanning and/or asset inventory systems were in place.

In this webinar, John Pescatore of SANs will provide an update to the Critical Security Controls and focus on solution patterns for device and application discovery that are working in real world environments. Issues and obstacles that have been seen in common solutions will be discussed, and how to overcome these in implementing critical controls. Pwnie Express will provide insight into how their enterprise security solution has been enabling customers to stay ahead of threats by providing accurate and timely asset discovery and inventory. Watch a demo of Pwn Pulse, Pwnie Express's enterprise platform, to see first-hand how their intelligent asset discovery solution can assist you in improving your security posture as part of implementing the Critical Security Controls.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartner's lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

Kevin Reilly

Kevin Reilly is a Security Engineer at Pwnie Express, responsible for introducing organizations to Pwnie Express' remote penetration testing solutions and Pwn Pulse. Kevin has almost a decade of radio experience covering current critical technology topics, telephony, computer and network security, and privacy issues He has been actively involved with organizing and running leading Information Security conferences for the past 10 years. Kevin also contributes to organizations which are dedicated to using free speech and software to encourage learning and open discussions. Prior to joining Pwnie Express, Kevin helped co-found Laboratory B, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Hackerspace in Burlington,VT and worked for a variety of organizations doing Webcasting, Publishing, Network Security, and teaching soldering and electronics workshops. Kevin holds a B.S. in Computer Networks & Information Security from Champlain College in Burlington, VT.

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