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Effective Monitoring and Defense in Financial Services

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT (2016-05-26 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Lawrence Chin, David Hoelzer


  • Palo Alto Networks

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In financial institutions, investments in cyber security may occur in fits and starts due to actual incidents, media coverage, or perceived risk. This presents challenges in maintaining a consistent security posture especially as the threats and the attack surfaces evolve continuously. In this webinar, co-hosted by SANS and Palo Alto Networks, you will learn about the value of constant monitoring and awareness of your network traffic, the role and relevance of anomalies, and the benefits of an overall security architecture for financial institutions.

Speaker Bios

David Hoelzer

David Hoelzer is a high-scoring SANS Fellow instructor and author of more than twenty sections of SANS courseware. He is an expert in a variety of information security fields, having served in most major roles in the IT and security industries over the past twenty-five years. Recently, David was called upon to serve as an expert witness for the Federal Trade Commission for ground-breaking GLBA Privacy Rule litigation. David has been highly involved in governance at SANS Technology Institute, serving as a member of the Curriculum Committee as well as Audit Curriculum Lead. As a SANS instructor, David has trained security professionals from organizations including NSA, DHHS, Fortune 500 security engineers and managers, various Department of Defense sites, national laboratories, and many colleges and universities. David is a research fellow in the Center for Cybermedia Research and also a research fellow for the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Research Operations Center (ITFF/ROC). He also is an adjunct research associate of the UNLV Cybermedia Research Lab and a research fellow with the Internet Forensics Lab. David has written and contributed to more than 15 peer reviewed books, publications, and journal articles. Currently, David serves as the principal examiner and director of research for Enclave Forensics, a New York/Las Vegas based incident response and forensics company. He also serves as the chief information security officer for Cyber-Defense, an open source security software solution provider. In the past, David served as the director of the GIAC Certification program, bringing the GIAC Security Expert certification to life. David holds a BS in IT, Summa Cum Laude, having spent time either attending or consulting for Stony Brook University, Binghamton University, and American Intercontinental University.

Lawrence Chin

With over 25 years of IT experience, Lawrence is now focused on developing the market for financial institutions that need innovative enterprise security solutions. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Lawrence spent 17 years at one of the largest global enterprise banks with leadership roles in network architecture and engineering for a worldwide network spanning 100 countries and more than 20 data centers. His experience ranges from branch/campus networks, Internet and 3rd party network perimeter, data center networks, and international backbone network designs. Lawrence has a M.S. in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Computer Science from New York University.

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