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Breaches Happen: Be Prepared

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-10-15 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Kat Pelak, Stephen Northcutt


  • Symantec

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Although layered security can strengthen defenses and deter casual attackers, what can one do when the inevitable breach does occur? Advanced persistent threats can morph while they move through a network, easily foiling signature-based tools that only know what the attack used to look like. This webcast discusses the detection and response measures that correspond to each phase of an advanced attack, from essential best practices to sophisticated defense strategies that can be built into a network design.

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Speaker Bios

Stephen Northcutt

Stephen Northcutt founded the GIAC certification and is the former president of the SANS Technology Institute, a postgraduate college focusing on IT security. He is the author or co-author of Incident Handling Step-by-Step, Intrusion Signatures and Analysis, Inside Network Perimeter Security (2nd edition), IT Ethics Handbook, SANS Security Essentials, SANS Security Leadership Essentials and Network Intrusion Detection (3rd edition). He was the original author of the Shadow intrusion detection system before accepting the position of chief for information warfare at the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization. Stephen is a graduate of Mary Washington College. Before entering the field of computer security, he worked as a Navy helicopter search and rescue crew member, whitewater raft guide, chef, martial arts instructor, cartographer and network designer.

Kat Pelak

Kat Pelak is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager focused on Enterprise Security. Kat has been with Symantec for over Nine years enabling channel partners and customers all over the world. Her primary product focus covers Symantec Endpoint Protect, User Authentication, Data Center Security and Encryption. Kat has 2 Master's degrees with over 20 years of marketing experience with a strong focus on channel, partner and customer enablement.

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