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Next Generation Endpoint Security to Stay Ahead of Evolving Advanced Targeted Threats

  • Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-10-17 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Steve Lowing, John Pescatore


  • Promisec

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Cybercrime and industrial espionage attacks continue to get more sophisticated, using advanced evasion techniques to escape detection and becoming more and more targeted and damaging. In order to prevent more of these attacks, detect successful penetrations more quickly and minimize damage to the business and its customers, organizations need to evolve their defenses as effectively and as efficiently as the attackers are evolving their techniques. These changes in threat techniques combined with technology trends such as mobility and use of cloud based services often bypass existing network and endpoint security approaches.

John Pescatore of SANS will detail the changing tactics being used by attackers today and in the near term future, and dig into attacks statistics and data from a number of the most recent threat reports and statistics from numerous industries. His talk will provide you with the data and tools you need to prioritize where your defenses need to be upgraded and to convince management of the risk of not doing so.

Steve Lowing of Promisec will walk thru how to combat these new attacks leveraging the top five critical controls and in the process showcase a typical deployment of Promisec Endpoint Manager. Promisec's award-winning, Security, Compliance and Operations management platform utilizes patented agentless technology at over 450 of the global 2000.

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.

Steve Lowing

Steve heads up Product Management at Promisec, a pioneer in endpoint visibility and remediation software that empowers organizations to avoid threats and disarm attacks that can lead to unwanted headlines and losses. Prior to Promisec, Steve held similar product roles at Core Security, Symantec and EMC. Steve has a Bachelorís of Science in Computer Science and started his career designing and developing software including development of two security solutions.

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