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Taking Action: Effective Measures of Defense

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST (2016-11-09 20:00:00 UTC)
  • Richard Ford, Eric Cole


  • Forcepoint LLC

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Many organizations and security practitioners continue to struggle with effective security strategies. The sometimes overwhelming number of potential tools and technologies, which often are not integrated to best effect, often results in an uneven approach to overall security.

This SANS webcast, presented with Forcepoint, will look at the topic of integration to address the critical areas of cybersecurity and discuss how common security scenarios can be addressed with the framework of defending, detecting, deciding and defeating attacks, using real products.

Of special interest to attendees will be an attack scenario that will demonstrate minimizing an attack's impact through effective integration and tracking the attack through Forcepoint's tools.

You can view the new associated SANS whitepaper on the topic of effectively defending the enterprise through integration using Forcepoint products as the example here: https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/intrusion/forcepoint-review-effective-measure-defense-37402

Speaker Bios

Eric Cole

Eric Cole, PhD, is a SANS faculty fellow, course author and instructor who has served as CTO of McAfee and chief scientist at Lockheed Martin. He is credited on more than 20 patents, sits on several executive advisory boards and is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. Eric's books include Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible and Insider Threat. As founder of Secure Anchor Consulting, Eric puts his 20-plus years of hands-on security experience to work helping customers build dynamic defenses against advanced threats.

Richard Ford

Richard Ford is the chief technology officer for Forcepoint, holds a bachelor's, master's and PhD in physics from the University of Oxford. He has over 25 years' experience in cybersecurity and has held senior positions in industry and academia. He is an expert in both defensive and offensive cyber techniques.

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