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Evolving Defenses

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM EDT (2020-08-19 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Seth Misenar


  • Cisco Systems Inc.

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We operate in an ever-changing threat and vulnerability landscape. Yet all too often, many of our approaches to defense seem to be dependent upon a reality that no longer exists. Has your organization's approach to cyber defense kept up with the always evolving adversary? In this talk, SANS Fellow, SEC511 course author, and Blue Team curriculum lead Seth Misenar will explore ways in which we can evolve and modernize our cyber defenses to better match today's landscape.  

Speaker Bio

Seth Misenar

Seth Misenar is a SANS Principal Instructor and also serves as lead consultant and founder of Jackson, Mississippi-based Context Security, which provides information security thought leadership, independent research, and security training. Seth's background includes network and Web application penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, regulatory compliance efforts, security architecture design, and general security consulting. He has previously served as physical and network security consultant for Fortune 100 companies as well as the HIPAA and information security officer for a state government agency. Prior to becoming a security geek, Seth received a BS in philosophy from Millsaps College, where he is a Ford Teaching Fellow two times over. Seth is no stranger to certifications. He credentials include, but are not limited to, the following: CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GCWN, GCFA, and MCSE. Beyond his security consulting practice, Seth is a regular instructor for SANS. He teaches a number of SANS courses, including SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling and SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. Seth has also served as both an OnDemand Subject Matter Expert and a technical director for SANS OnDemand, the online course delivery arm of the SANS Institute. Stay up to date by following Seth on Twitter @sethmisenar. This training is valuable to me because this is the path my current employer is looking to take. - A. Jaworski, DOD

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