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Detect, Contain, and Control Cyberthreats

  • Friday, August 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT (2015-08-21 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Ashok Sankar, Dr. Eric Cole


  • Raytheon | Websense

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The days of pretending that your networks will never be attacked are over, so what do you do to detect intruders and the advanced persistent threats (APTs) they employ? Current processes are too manual and disjointed to scale; alerting facilities typically throw too many false alarms and an overemphasis on dashboards has done nothing to ease the demands on response teams that are already constrained by insufficient resources and an overwhelming number of APTs at the gate. A new network security approach is needed, one that focuses on the three core concepts of detection, containment and control. These pillars of security lend themselves to tangible metrics and effective monitoring, two things that many IT security teams lack.

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.

Ashok Sankar

Ashok Sankar is the senior director of product strategy marketing at Raytheon | Websense. In this role, he is responsible for evangelism of the company's vision and security solutions portfolio, leading thought leadership and strategic initiatives, customer engagements and content marketing for the company's portfolio of information assurance and cybersecurity technologies. He brings expertise across security, mobile, cloud and virtualization technologies and their applications in public sector and commercial industries. Before Raytheon | Websense, Ashok held product and market leadership roles at companies such as RightNow Technologies, SpringCM, NetSec and IBM. He has presented at seminars and conferences on topics that include security, mobile technologies, cloud computing, content management and industry applications.

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