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The Evolution of IDS: Why Context is Key

  • Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
  • Joe Schreiber, AlienVault and Dave Shackleford, SANS
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As security teams today become more focused on improving their detection and response capabilities, they're having to revisit technologies they rely on, as well as how they're using those technologies to combat threats and improve security posture. Few technologies have played a bigger role in detection and response than intrusion detection and prevention systems. Today these tools are considered "must have" controls for security and compliance, but are we using them effectively? Are we getting the right alerts, and looking for the right events and patterns in network traffic? How can we more effectively correlate data from IDS and IPS with other information and build a better security capability based on internal and external threat intelligence? In this webcast, we'll revisit the IDS and its evolution as a mainstay technology in our security arsenal. We'll also look at where teams are taking these tools using more effective processes and technology to improve detection and response significantly.

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Joe Schreiber

Joe Schreiber is a Solutions Architect with AlienVault who has been doing IT security since the days of dial-up. With his team at AT&T Managed Security Services, Joe built one of the world's largest SIEM systems, bringing thousands of devices under real time security management and monitoring more than 2 petabytes of network traffic daily. With Joe's insight and experience, this is guaranteed to be an hour well spent.

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