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How to Fight the Real DDoS Threat

  • Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 12:30 PM EDT (2013-09-05 16:30:00 UTC)
  • Rakesh Shah, John Pescatore


  • Arbor Networks

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The obvious damage caused by distributed denial of service attacks is bad enough. They include headline-grabbing, multi gigabit/second volumetric attacks that crash critical business and government systems. But even if IT operations and security professionals restore services, the DDoS malware has identified critical pathways and access to applications and their data.

Join us for a 60-minute webcast in which we'll explain how these behaviors get past service providers and network security and operations monitoring teams and pave the way for other advanced attacks. We'll also explain how to use DDoS detection tools to understand evolving threats, and how to combine DDoS alert information with the larger ecosphere of security event information management for better automation and earlier recognition of and defeat of the larger DDoS threat.

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Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartnerís lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

Rakesh Shah

Rakesh Shah, senior director of marketing and strategy at Arbor Networks, has been with the company since 2001. He has helped take Arbor's products from early stage to category-leading solutions. Before moving into the technical marketing team, Rakesh was the director of product management for Arbor's service provider products, and he was also a manager in the engineering group. Previously, Rakesh held various engineering and technical roles at Lucent Technologies and CGI. He holds a MEng from Cornell University and a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both in electrical and computer engineering.

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