The Value of Adopting and Improving Security Maturity Models
- Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
- Tony Sager and Eric Schou
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Security maturity models can take a variety of forms; they can be embedded on-premises or delivered as a managed third-party service. As such modeling has advanced over the past decade, the need for improved detection and mitigation of attacks has extended well beyond large businesses. A burgeoning underground populated by sophisticated data thieves, state-sponsored hacking collectives, and ideologically motivated hacktivists, is engaged in the systematic plundering and disruption of IT operations at companies of all sizes. This webcast will outline the drivers behind this imperative, summarize the robust approaches security vendors are adopting, and lay out a roadmap for shoring up the security postures of organizations, whatever their size.
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Tony Sager is a founding member of the Council on CyberSecurity, an independent, international and non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of cybersecurity. As the council's director of programs, Sager helps identify, validate, scale and share promising cybersecurity practices for widespread adoption. He also serves as director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of the SANS Institute. Sager retired from the National Security Agency in June 2012 as chief operating officer of the agency's Information Assurance Directorate. During his 34-year career, he founded the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group and was responsible for some of NSA's most important advancements in cyberdefense, leading the sharing of NSA guidance, analysis and standards with the entire defensive community.
Eric Schou is director, product marketing at HP Enterprise Security Products. Responsible for product planning for the HP ArcSight product line, Eric analyzes customer needs and industry trends to create the vision for how ArcSight will evolve to help todays enterprises better protect themselves from cybercrime. Schou directs the efforts of the ArcSight marketing team to achieve that vision. Eric has more than 16 years experience developing solutions in the security and storage industries. Prior to joining HP, he held senior marketing positions at McAfee and Symantec.