Gearing up for 2019 - Best Practices to Consider

  • Webcast Aired Friday, 07 Dec 2018 11:00AM EST (07 Dec 2018 16:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: John Strand, Jake Williams, John Pescatore

Join John Strand and Jake Williams - SANS Senior Instructors along with John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends for a discussion on your best strategies to consider for 2019 to build and maintain your cybersecurity defenses. This special 2 hour webcast includes talks from John Strand and Jake and is followed by a lively panel of all three experts.

11:00am - 11:15am 'Welcome/Opening

The key to improving security is change 'doing something different. While most of the press attention goes to successful breaches and ransomware, every day SANS works with security teams that have managed to evolve processes, tactics and controls to prevent or minimize business damage. John Pescatore will give an overview of the key security trends that will be driving security improvements in 2019.

John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends

11:15am - 11:45am

These attacks are gonna knock you out: Don't call it a prediction, these issues have been here for years.

John Strand, SANS Senior Instructor, Owner Black Hills Information Security, CTO Active Countermeasures

11:45am - 12:15pm

How can We Make the Attacker's Job Suck More?

We're routinely told that the attacker has the advantage. Nothing could be further from the truth. You have the home court advantage. In fact, you build the court. By following some simple best practices, you can make the attacker's job suck big time. I personally enjoy the idea of an attacker having to abandon their night out or other social activities because I've stopped them from getting to their goal. In this portion of the webcast, we'll cover a few best practices you can follow that will deliver hour after hour of frustration to your attackers (while simultaneously making the attacker easier to detect).

Jake Williams, SANS Senior Instructor & Course Author, Founder Rendition InfoSec

12:15pm - 12:45pm 'Open Panel with John/John/Jake

John Pescatore will ask the SANS instructors a few drill down questions about their recommendations and then we will open to the microphones (well, chat windows) for your questions. We wont limit the questions to the previous presentations 'come prepared to ask the experts about any hot security topic on your list.

Moderator: John Pescatore

Panelists: John Strand and Jake Williams

12:45pm - 1:00pm - Wrap up

The goal of every SANS course or webinar is to give you information and advice you can put directly to use when you go back to work. We will close by summarizing the key action takeways of the session and give you a list of SANS and other resources for deeper dives.

John Pescatore