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The Evolution of Network Security, and how Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) enable the Layered Security Era

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT (2015-05-20 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Icaro Vazquez, David Hoelzer


  • VSS Monitoring, Inc.

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Another day with another cyber-attack in the news, and more valuable digital assets being stolen. As a networking security professional, you know that this scenario is happening with increasing frequency - witness major companies such as Sony, Anthem, and Target being attacked, and the tremendous damage done to them and to their reputations. The security industry is under tremendous pressure to evolve and stay one step ahead of the relentless new and varied attacks by bad actors, whether individuals or government-sponsored. In the past, the focus was on perimeter defense, and security didn't seem as difficult and complex as today. Join SANS and VSS Monitoring for a webinar that covers the evolution of enterprise network security from the stone age of defending the perimeter, to the current state-of-the-art layered security architecture. In this webinar, we will discuss real world scenarios and use cases, as well as options for "lean forward" security, in order to avoid being the latest enterprise that finds itself in the news for the wrong reasons.

Speaker Bios

Icaro Vazquez

Icaro Vazquez is the senior Security Product Manager at VSS Monitoring. He began his career as a Software Engineer and eventually transitioned to Product Management where he has spent the bulk of his career. Icaro has been working in the Networking arena for more than seven years with an emphasis in Security for most of that time. A veteran of five startups, Icaro holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from Rice University.

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.

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