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Creating a Roadmap for Dramatically Improving Your Strategic Security Operations

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-05-12 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Tim Rand, Alissa Torres


  • RSA

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The many high-profile data breaches and incidences of malware and attacks continue to put a spotlight on the roles of enterprises in preventing, detecting and mitigating these security incidents. This webcast will take a look at how enterprises can maximize their investments in security.

Attendees will learn how to assess their readiness, evaluate budget requirements and most importantly, how to put a strong security operations roadmap in place.

Drawing on data collected in recent SANS incident response surveys that indicate the need for better incident detection and response planning, SANS IR expert Alissa Torres will help attendees learn how to shift from a security team perspective to a strategic operations center (SOC).

Attend this webcast to learn how to:

  • Assess your unique security operations needs
  • Understand your risk tolerance
  • Get a roadmap to security improvement in place
  • Determine the people, processes, procedures and technologies needed for security
  • Build or contract an SOC

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Speaker Bios

Alissa Torres

Alissa Torres is a SANS Analyst and certified SANS instructor specializing in advanced computer forensics and incident response (IR). She has extensive experience in information security in the government, academic and corporate environments. Alissa has served as an incident handler and as a digital forensic investigator on an internal security team. She has taught at the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA), delivering IR and network basics to security professionals entering the forensics community. A GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), Alissa holds the GCFE, GPEN, CISSP, EnCE, CFCE, MCT and CTT+ certifications.

Tim Rand

Tim Rand is the senior manager of Advanced Cyber Defense Practice at RSA. In that role, he is responsible for overall professional services engagement for incident response/discovery, breach readiness, remediation, SOC/CIRC design and proactive computer network defense. Prior to joining RSA, Tim was a lead security engineer for the Mitre Corporation. Earlier in his career, he led enterprisewide computer emergency response, attack sensing and warning, and proactive cyber operations for the Raytheon Company's Cyber Threat Operations team. Tim also holds numerous industry security certifications and was a reviewer for the SANS Institute GIAC Certified Project Manager (GCPM) exam.

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