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How to Conquer Targeted Email Threats: SANS Review of Agari Advanced Threat Protection

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT (2017-05-10 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Vidur Apparao, Dave Shackleford



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Despite multiple layers of protection and user awareness training, phishing, ransomware and other socially engineered attacks are still the top means of impactful threats across enterprises, according to SANS surveys. Why? Because these messages look benign and seem to come from known senders (such as business partners or insiders) or nonthreatening senders, they too often pass inspection and arrive in the inbox. In this webcast, hear from SANS senior instructor Dave Shackleford talk about how Agari, through sender authenticity modeling (and without antispam running in the environment), massively scans, authenticates and passes on only good mail to recipients. In this webcast, learn about:

  • Trends in spearphishing, business email compromise, ransomware and consumer phishing, including why they're so difficult to prevent.
  • How Agari's cloud-based analytics, trust authenticity analysis and other techniques detected these types of attacks and took actions based on policies.
  • How Agari's "Model of Trust Analytics" differs from the traditional approaches of whitelisting and malicious content detection to make split-second decisions on inbound messages.

The reviewer's experience with setup, verification, policy creation, analytics and dashboards during emulated email attacks.

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Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Vidur Apparao

Vidur Apparao is the CTO of Agari, responsible for product development and building cloud-based scalable data architectures to solve today’s email security problems for both the consumer and enterprise. He also works closely with the engineering team to represent the company’s technical point of view to the security community and associations. Throughout his career, Apparao has built industry-leading products and platforms that involve cloud scaling, SaaS, big data, APIs, and mobile and web applications. Prior to joining Agari, Apparao was the CTO at LiveOps, where he transformed the company into a leading cloud contact center platform. He also held senior positions at Netscape, America Online, Slim Devices and Kaleida Labs.

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