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Securing Personal and Mobile Device Use with Next-Gen Network Access Controls

  • Friday, November 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST (2014-11-14 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Joshua Wright, Jack Marsal, Matt Santill


  • Forescout Technologies BV

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"Bring Your Own Everything" With Integrative Network Access Controls

IT consumerization has disrupted conventional endpoint security protections, whether the end users' mobile devices are owned by the employee and supported through a "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) program or provided by the organization ("Choose Your Own Device"). This level of ubiquitous access produces gains in workforce productivity, but it also represents new layers of risk for which traditional endpoint controls are unsuitable. Meanwhile, hacks, drive-by downloads and phishing have found fertile ground in these devices, which are difficult for organizations to identify, manage and secure on a user-by-user basis. Intrusions and exploits are occurring through many means, including mobile device users contracting malware from a website or clicking malicious links in e-mail and SMS messages, or through dangerous personal applications and even jailbroken devices, which are known to be the most vulnerable to rootkits. Fortunately, a robust, integrated, mature NAC solution can enable and support "Bring Your Own Everything" by thoroughly managing the risks associated with such an environment

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Speaker Bios

Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright is a senior technical analyst with Counter Hack, a company devoted to the development of information security challenges for education, evaluation and competition. Through his experiences as a penetration tester, Josh has worked with hundreds of organizations on attacking and defending mobile devices and wireless systems, ethically disclosing significant product and protocol security weaknesses to well-known organizations. As an open source software advocate, Josh has conducted cutting-edge research resulting in several software tools that are commonly used to evaluate the security of widely deployed technology targeting WiFi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee wireless systems, smart grid deployments, and the Android and Apple iOS mobile device platforms. As the technical lead of the innovative CyberCity, Josh also oversees and manages the development of critical training and educational missions for cyberwarriors in the US military, government agencies, and critical infrastructure providers.

Jack Marsal

Matt Santill

Matt Santill is the chief information security officer at South Florida's Broward College, one of the largest colleges in the U.S. His previous experience was primarily in corporate America, working with a Fortune 100 company and other publicly traded organizations.

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