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How to Ensure Security and Productivity for Employees Working Remotely through Zoom, Teams, WebEx and other Collaboration Applications

  • Friday, April 17, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT (2020-04-17 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Dan Petrillo, Andrew Homer, John Pescatore


  • Morphisec

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses and government agencies to jump into remote work for the first time and for others to rapidly expand their remote worker count and levels of access. Security teams need to be proactive in supporting and securing remote work to keep the business running. This will also be the new normal long after mandates from the pandemic have been lifted. For security teams to succeed, we need to find ways to maintain and even improve security without sacrificing the productivity of remote employees.

During this webinar, well discuss the challenges of dealing with the increased attack surface of laptops and other devices that are no longer on corporate networks as well as remote work being done on employees home computers. Additionally, well analyze the security implications of the proliferation of collaboration applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and GoToMeeting. Most of the webinar will be spent providing actionable recommendations on how to increase security awareness of the new remote workforce and the tools and controls needed to mitigate the inability of traditional endpoint security controls to work in this environment. Finally, we will demonstrate a scenario in which malicious code is used to hijack a live Zoom session. During this simulation, the code will record the victim's session by triggering Zoom's record and chat save functionality without notifying the victim so they are unaware that the session is even being recorded.

Speaker Bios

Dan Petrillo

Dan Petrillo is the Director of Product Strategy for Morphisec. Dan’s years of experience in cybersecurity strategy began when he was the Product Manager for an Industrial IoT company that needed to figure out a way to secure the IoT devices and software that remotely controlled the lighting and machinery for manufacturing facilities. This eventually led him to work for Cybereason just before taking his current position with Morphisec. Dan attended Northeastern University for his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Andrew Homer

Andrew Homer is VP of Business Development at Morphisec and has numerous years of hands-on experience creating strategic technology partnerships and leading teams through growth phases. Prior to Morphisec, Andrew was Director of Business Development at RSA, where he led the company’s technology ecosystem, strategic alliances and OEM partnerships. Over the past two decades, he has gained a wealth of both corporate and high-growth experience, having held business development positions at Dell, EMC and VMware. Andrew attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for his undergraduate degree and obtained his MBA from Babson College.

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.

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