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SANS Financial Services Cyber Security Trends and Challenges Briefing

  • Friday, March 07, 2014 at 8:30 AM EST (2014-03-07 13:30:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore


  • Invincea
  • FireEye
  • Forescout Technologies BV
  • Tenable

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Join the SANS Institute as we bring the SANS Financial Services Cybersecurity Trends and Challenges briefing to the Financial Community in the New York City area. This 1/2 day event provides a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue around Financial cybersecurity issues specific to the Finance Industry and learn about key solution capabilities/customer success stories.



Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • 8:00am
    • Registration / Breakfast / Networking
  • 8:30am - 9:00am
    • Welcome Keynote - Current & Future Threats
      This session will provide an overview of a recent SANS Survey on security challenges in the Financial Services vertical as well as present the results of the SANS 2014 Security Trends report. The takeaway will be information you can use to prioritize your 2014 and 2015 security program plans and investments.
      John Pescatore, SANS Directory of Emerging Security Trends
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
    • WhatWorks Panel: Dealing with Threats
      In this session, Tony Sager will guide a discussion with end-users on how they have dealt with the various security threats and operational challenges facing their organization.
      Moderated by Tony Sager, Council on Cybersecurity
      Panelists: Christopher Walsh, Information Security Officer, Bank Leumi USA
      Jay Leek, Chief Information Security Officer, The Blackstone Group
  • 10:00am - 10:30am
    • Networking Break
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    • Vendor Panel
      This session will provide a discussion with sponsors about their perspectives on the coming threats and the future direction of their solutions in addressing the evolving nature of these threats.
      Moderated by: John Pescatore
      Ed Dembowski, Senior Solutions Architect, FireEye
      Anup Ghosh, Founder & CEO, Invincea
      Ken Bechtel, Product Marketing Manager, Malware, Tenable Network Security
  • 11:30am
    • Closing Address: Advancing the State of Security Technology
      You've heard the solution providers talk about their future directions. Alan Paller will lead a session discussing the barriers to solving current and future security challenges with the processes and products we have available today. This is your chance to both provide direct feedback to the participating vendors about your needs and to provide input to SANS for a yearlong initiative to highlight "What Works" in security solutions and drive advances in security technology.
      Alan Paller, SANS Director of Research

Speaker Bio

John Pescatore

joined the SANS Institute as director of emerging security trends in January 2013, with 35 years’ experience in computer, network and information security. Mr. Pescatore was Gartner’s lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, he was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he created and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and public-key Infrastructure, and 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.

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