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Need to defeat APTs? Tony Sager Explains Where We're At With Live Threat Detection Automation

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT (2014-04-30 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Scott Simkin, Tony Sager


  • Palo Alto Networks

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APTs are hard to find and an increasing threat to enterprise security. Finding them takes coordination between device feeds combined with the intelligence to connect those dots. Where along the chain of attack can these threats be detected and stopped? How does the threat spread if left unchecked and what would it cost? Is your network secure enough? The answers to these enterprise-critical security questions will be discussed in this webcast.

Speaker Bios

Tony Sager

Tony Sager is the Chief Technologist and a founding member of the Council on CyberSecurity - an independent, international, non-profit organization whose mission is to identify, validate and sustain best practices in cybersecurity by people, in the application of technology, and in the use of policy. He leads the development of the Top 20 Critical Security Controls, a world-wide volunteer consensus activity to find and support technical practices that stop the vast majority of attacks seen today. Tony also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute.

Tony retired from the National Security Agency in June 2012 after 34 years as an Information Assurance professional. His last job was Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate. Before that he created and led the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group (VAO), which was responsible for some of NSAs most important advancements in cyber

Scott Simkin

Scott Simkin is a Sr. Manager in the Cybersecurity group at Palo Alto Networks. Mr. Simkin has broad experience across threat research, cloud-based security solutions, and advanced anti-malware products. He is a seasoned speaker on an extensive range of topics, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), presenting at the RSA conference, among others. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Scott spent 5 years at Cisco where he led the creation of the 2013 Annual Security Report amongst other activities in network security and enterprise mobility. Scott is a graduate of Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.

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