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Guide to Selecting and Sourcing a Managed Security Services Provider

  • Friday, October 06, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST (2017-10-06 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Cory Mazzola, Chris Crowley

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In this webcast, we will discuss strategies and options for staffing our Security Operations Center (SOC) to meet key strategic objectives. We will evaluate the various models, methods and mechanisms to support core SOC capabilities - continuous monitoring, threat detection/response, incident response, threat intelligence, etc. We'll also detail and examine relevant industry best practices, key considerations, legal requirements, standards, grading/scoring methods, cost models and operational frameworks.

Speaker Bios

Cory Mazzola

Mr. Mazzola is an accomplished security executive with over twenty years of experience managing global cyber security centers, building enterprise risk management programs and leading distributed cross-functional security teams. Currently, he teaches security operations management with the SANS Institute and is the executive in charge of global cyber security operations for a multinational Fortune 500 company. His portfolio includes Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Digital Forensics, eDiscovery, Data Loss Prevention & Investigations, Cybersecurity Engineering as well as multiple Security Operations Centers (SOCs) strategically positioned throughout North America and Asia.

Chris Crowley

Christopher Crowley is the course author for SANS Management 517 - Managing Security Operations and SANS Management 535 - Incident Response Team Management. Chris holds several industry certifications including the GSEC, GCIA, GCIH (gold), GCFA, GPEN, GMOB, GASF, GREM, GXPN, and CISSP. His teaching experience includes FOR585, MGT517, MGT535, SEC401, SEC503, SEC504, SEC560, SEC575, and SEC580; Apache web server administration and configuration; and shell programming. He was awarded the SANS 2009 Local Mentor of the year award. "The Mentor of the Year Award is given to SANS Mentors who excel in leading SANS Mentor Training classes in their local communities." Mr. Crowley spends his spare time mountain biking, rock climbing and savoring epicurean treats.

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