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Why Defense, Why Now?

  • Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Dr. Eric Cole
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High profile breaches capture our attention, and worse, the total number of breaches, especially at small and medium size organizations, has increased significantly over the past 12 months. Even worse, security breaches persist undetected for a longer period of time now than they did only three years ago. And the worse news is that well over half of these breaches are discovered by those outside the breached organization! Failure to detect breaches early is costly and disrupts normal business processes, damaging the organization's reputation. Eric Cole discusses why all these glum trends provide a great opportunity for security professionals right now to renew focus on cyber defense. Dr. Cole will show how SANS Cyber Security Foundation curriculum will teach you the essential skills required to detect and defend your organization against cyber attacks, improve its overall security posture, and improve your career opportunities.

Speaker Bio

Eric Cole, PhD

Eric Cole, PhD, is a SANS faculty fellow, course author and instructor who has served as CTO of McAfee and chief scientist at Lockheed Martin. He is credited on more than 20 patents, sits on several executive advisory boards and is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. Eric's books include Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible and Insider Threat. As founder of Secure Anchor Consulting, Eric puts his 20-plus years of hands-on security experience to work helping customers build dynamic defenses against advanced threats.

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