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Dispelling GDPR Myths: Avoid the Compliance Trap, Make Real Security/Privacy Gains

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST (2019-02-14 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Brian Honan, John Pescatore, Gal Shpantzer, Mark Weatherford

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The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has now been in effect for nearly a year. Many myths have sprung up about what GDPR can and can not be done while remaining compliant. SANS has seen many organizations focus on lawyer-driven blizzards of emails and web site warnings to customers. Other organizations have taken a much more effective approach and used the new regulations as a lever to help drive needed improvements in data security and user privacy.

Join SANS experts in a how to webinar that will focus on real world examples of the pitfalls to avoid and the best practices to follow to make actual improvements in overall security as your organization addresses GDPR compliance.

Speaker Bios

Brian Honan

Brian Honan is a recognised internationally as an expert on cybersecurity. He has acted as a special advisor to Europol's Cybercrime Centre (EC3), I founder of Ireland's first CERT, and sits on the advisory board for several innovative security companies. Brian is the author of several books and regularly contributes to various publications. For his contribution to the cybersecurity industry Brian has been awarded the "SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year" and was alsoinducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Gal Shpantzer

Gal Shpantzer has 12 years of experience as an independent security professional, and is a trusted advisor to chief security officers of large corporations, technology and pharmaceutical startups, Ivy League universities and nonprofits. He has been involved in multiple SANS Institute projects since 2002, including co-editing the SANS Newsbites, revising the e-warfare course and presenting SANS@Night talks on cyberstalking, CAPTCHA and endpoint security. In 2009, Mr. Shpantzer founded and led the privacy subgroup of the NIST Smart Grid Cybersecurity Coordination Task Group, he is a co-author of the Managing Mobile Device Security chapter in the Information Security Management Handbook (2010), and he has collaborated in presenting the ongoing Security Outliers project at RSA, CSI, BSides and Baythreat conferences. Most recently, he was a subject-matter expert in the development of the U.S. Department of Energy's Electric Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (ESC2M2) in 2012, and he is currently working with the PACS-WG to alert and advise industrial controls system asset owners exposed on the internet.

Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford is SVP and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, the data center and cloud security company. He has more than 20 years of security operations leadership and executive-level policy experience in some of the largest and most critical public and private sector organizations in the world. His experience includes roles at The Chertoff Group, an appointment by President Obama as Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the US Department of Homeland Security, VP & CSO at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), an appointment by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as CISO for the state of California, and CISO for the state of Colorado. Hes also a former US Naval Officer.

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