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Visibility, Analytics, & Action: A strategy to address Critical Control 4 - Continuous Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-06-17 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Michelle Cobb, Sean Keef


  • Skybox Security, Inc.

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The SANS Critical Security Controls have seen widespread adoption as a prioritized framework for security teams looking to take specific and actionable steps to improve their cyber defense capabilities. However, even organizations with a strong 'Critical Controls' mindset and established controls find it challenging to continuously collect and maintain accurate information on which systems are at risk, and which controls are effective...or not.

No matter what stage you are in, whether looking at the Critical Controls for the first time, or deciding how to move up the maturity curve to expand your implementation, this webinar can help.

In this session you will:

  • Get an update on the current threat landscape and the latest changes to the Critical Security Controls
  • Hear lessons learned from enterprises that have prioritized their security resources using the Critical Controls
  • Learn how best to monitor a wide range of controls and confirm effectiveness
  • Find out how network visibility, contextual analysis, and remediation planning help an organization implement and manage Continuous Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation for maximum results for Control 4

Skybox Security provides the most powerful risk analytics for cyber security, giving security management and operations the tools they need to eliminate attack vectors and safeguard business data and services.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013, bringing with him over 35 years of experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to SANS, he was Gartner's lead security analyst for more than 13 years, working with Global 5000 corporations, government agencies and major technology and service providers. In 2008, John was named one of the top 15 most influential people in security and has frequently testified before Congress on issues relating to cybersecurity.

Michelle Cobb

Michelle Johnson Cobb is a technology marketing leader with a passion for driving success for emerging products. Prior to Skybox Security, Cobb held executive marketing roles in computer security, networking, and enterprise software companies, including Asempra Technologies, McAfee, Tumbleweed Communications, and several startups. Cobb received her MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science also from the University of Michigan.

Sean Keef

Sean Keef, technical director of product marketing at Skybox Security, is a security technology professional with a passion for teaching and a talent for simplifying difficult concepts. His career in networking and security spans three decades, and has brought him in contact with a vast array of financial, manufacturing, retail and technology companies. Prior to Skybox, Sean held roles as a sales engineer, technical evangelist, educator and consultant in several startups as well long stint with IBM. He has been with Skybox for five years and currently leads Sales Enablement for the company. In his off time, he enjoys blue-water sailing and teaches scuba diving.

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