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Grand Theft Data: Why Are So Many Organizations Being Compromised?

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT (2014-03-12 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Eric Cole, PhD, Mike Poor


  • BeyondTrust

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Many organizations focus all of their energy and effort on preventing and stopping attacks. While prevention is ideal, with the current threats organizations need to recognize that they will be compromised. Saying you will never get compromised is as naive as saying you will never get sick. It is going to happen. While prevention is ideal, detection is a must. Organizations need to put more energy and effort in timely detection and response. This webcast will cover why organizations are being compromised and actionable step to securing their organization. Specific methods of detection and ways to find compromised systems will be covered. After the webcast organizations will not only be able to assess the likelihood of a compromise but know what needs to be done to minimize the impact. Learn how to stop your organization from being a target!

Speaker Bios

Mike Poor

Mike is a founder and Senior Security Analyst for the DC firm Intelguardians LLC. In his recent past life he has worked for Sourcefire, as a research engineer, and for the SANS Institute leading their Intrusion Analysis Team. As a consultant, Mike conducts forensic analysis, penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, security audits and architecture reviews. His primary job focus however is in intrusion detection, response, and mitigation. Mike currently holds both GSEC and GCIA certifications and is an expert in network engineering and systems, network and web administration. Mike is an author of the international best selling Snort 2.1 book from Syngress, and is a Handler for the Internet Storm Center.

Eric Cole, PhD

Eric Cole, PhD, is a SANS faculty fellow, course author and instructor who has served as CTO of McAfee and chief scientist at Lockheed Martin. He is credited on more than 20 patents, sits on several executive advisory boards and is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. Eric's books include Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible and Insider Threat. As founder of Secure Anchor Consulting, Eric puts his 20-plus years of hands-on security experience to work helping customers build dynamic defenses against advanced threats.

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