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Breach Detected! Could It Have Been Prevented?

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-09-13 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Barbara Filkins, Scott Simkin


  • Palo Alto Networks

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The constant threat of a breach is on every security professional's radar but what's actually going on to prevent and detect breaches? Does it pay to spend money on prevention? What overall system and security lifecycle practices are working - and which ones aren't?

SANS surveyed practitioners in its community who self-identified as having experienced an incident or breach and interviewed leading security analysts and experts at large enterprises across the U.S. This webcast will present survey data that examines the current data breach environment to discover how many breaches have been prevented in recent months and how many times data exfiltration was prevented.

Attendees will learn not only when and how breaches have been prevented but also:
  • The impact on an organization's people, processes and technology
  • Indicators of compromise
  • How organizations define success of data prevention activities.

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Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barbara Filkins, SANS Analyst Program Research Director, holds several SANS certifications, including the GSEC, GCIH, GCPM, GLEG and GICSP, the CISSP, and an MS in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. She has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Barbara focuses on issues related to automation—privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, plus the legal aspects of enforcing information security in today’s mobile and cloud environments, particularly in the health and human services industry, with clients ranging from federal agencies to municipalities and commercial businesses.

Scott Simkin

Scott Simkin is a Sr. Manager in the Cybersecurity group at Palo Alto Networks. Mr. Simkin has broad experience across threat research, cloud-based security solutions, and advanced anti-malware products. He is a seasoned speaker on an extensive range of topics, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), presenting at the RSA conference, among others. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Scott spent 5 years at Cisco where he led the creation of the 2013 Annual Security Report amongst other activities in network security and enterprise mobility. Scott is a graduate of Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.

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