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Breach Avoidance: Yes, You Can!

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT (2018-09-11 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Gaurav Banga


  • Balbix

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Did you know that most breaches are avoidable?

By combining real-time knowledge, visibility and context of all IT assets (a la the CIS Critical Security Controls) with prioritized threat knowledge, organizations can focus their scarce resources on proactive efforts to avoid attacks' potential effects. Moreover, processes and tools can act as "force multipliers," allowing existing staff, with their individual and varied skill levels, to become significantly more productive and impactful by learning how to prioritize cyber risks by business impact and leverage deep learning to generate prescriptive fixes.

Attendees of this webcast will learn:

  • The importance of basic security hygiene, accurate threat knowledge, capturing "security unicorn" wisdom in processes and having the tools to prioritize actions
  • The value of using a security framework to guide security efforts
  • What you can do to protect your organization in a prioritized, proactive manner

Register for this webcast today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Director of Emerging Technologies John Pescatore.

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Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Gaurav Banga

Gaurav Banga is the founder and CEO of Balbix, and he also serves on the boards of several companies. Before founding Balbix, Gaurav was the co-founder and CEO of Bromium and led the company for more than five years. Earlier, Gaurav served in various executive roles at Phoenix Technologies and Intellisync Corporation. He was also co-founder and CEO of PDAapps, which was acquired by Intellisync in 2005. Gaurav started his industry career at NetApp. He has a doctoral degree in computer science from Rice University, and he is a prolific inventor with more than 60 patents.

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