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Taking Action Against Insider Threats

  • Thursday, October 06, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-10-06 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Josh Ablett, Eric Cole


  • Dtex Systems

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Most organizations tend to focus on external threats, but insider threats are increasingly taking center stage. Insider threats come not only from the malicious insider, but also from infiltrators and unintentional insiders as well. Why are insider threats so common and why do they have such a significant impact? What is the difference between the different types of insider threats and the degree of risk they can constitute?

In this webcast, insider threat expert Dr. Eric Cole, SANS Institute, and Josh Ablett of Dtex Systems will examine these issues, including real-world examples, and explain how companies can develop tactics and approaches to effectively deal with insider threats. Attendees will learn risks, baseline behaviors and how to respond.

Be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Dr. Eric Cole with key action items and takeaways to prevent insider threats.

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.

Josh Ablett

Prior to joining Dtex as SVP Product and CISO, Josh Ablett consulted with a number of security vendors, designing and rolling out numerous products in the SIEM, network sniffing, HIPAA compliance, and SEC compliance spaces. He worked previously as SVP Fraud for RBS Americas, leading the response to insider attacks, e-crime attacks, and external criminal attacks. Before that, Josh led enterprise program management initiatives at Citizens Bank and JP Morgan Chase, and started his career designing user interfaces for B2B software. Josh holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University.

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