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Cyber Defense Summit - SOC Solutions Track

  • Friday, September 10th | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDTFriday, September 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT (2021-09-10 14:00:00 UTC)
  • Chris Crowley


  • Anomali
  • DomainTools
  • Elasticsearch, Inc
  • IronNet Cybersecurity
  • NetEnrich
  • Sumo Logic
  • Devo Technology Inc.
  • ThreatConnect
  • Cisco Umbrella

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You will earn 6 CPE credits for attending this virtual event.

Summit Format: Virtual

Event Overview

A security operations center (SOC) act as the centralized command center for a corporation dealing with security issues on an organizational and technical level. Responsible for protecting an organization from cyber attacks, a SOC continuously monitors network infrastructure, desktops, servers, endpoint devices, IoT devices, applications, and databases, among other systems for security threats.

Modern SOCs are comprised of four components monitoring and detection, incident response and threat hunting, threat intelligence, and detection engineering. With this construct, teams aim to constantly stay one-step ahead of attackers. In recent years, this has becoming increasingly more difficult due to a shortage of cybersecurity skills, too many alerts, and operational overhead.

Join this SANS lead forum as we explore various SOC topics through invited speakers while showcasing current capabilities available today. Presentations will focus on technical case-studies and thought leadership using specific examples relevant to the industry.

Relevant topics:

   Monitoring, Detection, and Investigation

   Incident Response and Threat Intelligence

   Risk-Based Vulnerability Management

   Security Information and Event Management Solution (SIEM)

   User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA)

   Asset Discovery and Vulnerability Assessment

Speaker Bio

Chris Crowley

Christopher Crowley is the course author for SANS Management 517 - Managing Security Operations and SANS Management 535 - Incident Response Team Management. Chris holds several industry certifications including the GSEC, GCIA, GCIH (gold), GCFA, GPEN, GMOB, GASF, GREM, GXPN, and CISSP. His teaching experience includes FOR585, MGT517, MGT535, SEC401, SEC503, SEC504, SEC560, SEC575, and SEC580; Apache web server administration and configuration; and shell programming. He was awarded the SANS 2009 Local Mentor of the year award. "The Mentor of the Year Award is given to SANS Mentors who excel in leading SANS Mentor Training classes in their local communities." Mr. Crowley spends his spare time mountain biking, rock climbing and savoring epicurean treats.

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