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Defending against advanced targeted threats with the SANS Critical Controls

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM EST (2015-03-26 15:00:00 UTC)
  • Andrew Avanessian, John Pescatore


  • Avecto

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In this webinar led by the SANS Institute, you will learn how combining privilege management, application control and sandboxing results in simple yet effective defense in depth. You will discover how these technologies align with the recommendations of the SANS Critical Controls and how the combination of all three proactive strategies offers protection against unknown cyber attacks, while ensuring all users have the flexibility they need to perform in their roles.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn about the latest trends in advanced targeted threats
  • Get an update on the Critical Security Controls and the demonstrated benefits of the Quick Wins
  • Learn how Avecto's Defendpoint software implements multiple Critical Security Controls to defend against threats without impacting business operation.

Speaker Bios

Andrew Avanessian

Andrew initially established Avecto's consultancy service, developing it into a world-class offering. Now responsible for the strategic direction of the consultancy, IT and customer support divisions, he regularly provides security and technology advice to large global enterprises. His background in IT infrastructure ensures he can clearly translate complex requirements, finding technical solutions to commercial challenges.

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 Gartnerís 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.

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