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Finding Hidden Threats by Decrypting SSL/TLS

  • Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
  • J. Michael Butler, SANS Analyst, and David Wells: VP of Product Management for SSL Visibility Products, Blue Coat Systems
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More than one-fourth of all traffic inside any organization is encrypted with SSL/TLS. How do you ensure the encryption is hiding only sensitive data and not malware or exfiltration of your data? What steps should you take to ensure your traffic is appropriately monitored and analyzed when users are connecting through the firewall or even internally with the SSL protocol?

Join us for a 60-minute Webcast in which well describe why and how to use a SSL/TLS decryption and filtering tool to enhance the effectiveness of SIEM collection, Data Loss Prevention, and Intrusion Detection or Prevention Systems.

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Speaker Bios

J. Michael Butler

J. Michael Butler is an information security consultant with a leading provider of technical services for the mortgage industry. Butler's responsibilities have included computer forensics, information security policies (aligned to ISO and addressing federal and state disclosure laws), enterprise security incident management planning, internal auditing of information systems and infrastructure, service delivery and distributed systems support. He has also been involved in authoring SANS security training courseware, position papers, articles and blogs.

David Wells

David Wells is VP of Product Management for SSL Visibility products at Blue Coat Systems. David joined Blue Coat as part of Blue Coat's acquisition of the SSL Visibility Appliance product family from Netronome Systems, where he was a co-founder. He has over 25 years experience in networking, telecommunications and security related businesses ranging from startups to multi-nationals and has contributed to various standards bodies and is the holder of a number of technology patents. David has a BSc from Stirling University and a PhD from Cranfield Institute of Technology in the UK.

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