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High Fidelity Alerts: How to create custom alerts like a pro

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT (2018-05-30 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Justin Henderson, John Hubbard

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Overview

Creating a high fidelity alert requires knowing how alert engines function and what their capabilities are. Let's face it, many built-in alerts need tuned or disabled due to lack of context or a massive amount of false positives generated. This webcast focuses on how alert engines operate, what rule types are available, and how to create alerts that are high fidelity and easy to implement.

Speaker Bios

Justin Henderson

Justin is a passionate security architect and researcher with over decade of experience working in the Healthcare industry as well as consulting. He has had multiple opportunities to work on government contracts specializing in network monitoring systems and intrusion analysis. Justin was the 13th GSE to become both a red and blue SANS Cyber Guardian and holds over around 60 industry certifications.

Justin is a SANS instructor and the author of SEC555, the industry's first vendor neutral SIEM analytics course.


John Hubbard

John is a dedicated blue-teamer and is driven to help develop defensive talent around the world. Through his years of experience as the SOC Lead for GlaxoSmithKline, he has real-world, first-hand knowledge of what it takes to defend an organization against advanced cyber-attacks and is eager to share these lessons with his students. As a SANS Cyber Defense curriculum instructor and course author of SEC455, John specializes in threat hunting, network security monitoring, SIEM design and optimization, and constructing defensive postures that allow organizations to protect their most sensitive data. Throughout class, he works with students to explain difficult concepts in relatable and clear language, illustrates important ideas with stories and demonstrations, and encourages students to push themselves beyond the limit of what they thought possible.

John holds an undergrad degree is in Electrical Engineering from Purdue and a masters degree in Computer Engineering, focusing on information security, from SUNY Binghamton. His past research spans from malware reverse-engineering to car hacking, mobile app security, and IoT devices. In his free time, John enjoys catching every infosec conference he can attend, FPV drone racing, coffee roasting, and slowly turning his home into a data center. He can be found on LinkedIn and on Twitter @SecHubb.

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