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Impact of Isolated Cyber Security Functions: A SANS Survey

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT (2017-04-20 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Wade Baker, G.W. Ray Davidson, PhD


  • ThreatConnect

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Is there really a gap in focus among cyber security functions in today's enterprise? Are these gaps impacting organizations' capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond as needed in the ever-escalating threat landscape? These are the questions being asked by a new SANS survey discussed during this live webcast.

The results of the survey detail the roles, responsibilities and departments that guide and manage these functions. We'll also look at how tools and processes are implemented and shared across prevention, detection and response functions.

In this webcast, we will explore the following:

  • Structure and function of cyber security teams
  • Types of risks associated with lack of coordination among teams and tools
  • Organizational plans to improve and automate coordination of these tools, processes and teams across cyber security functions

Click Here to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Analyst G. W. Ray Davidson, with advice from SANS Analyst and research director Barbara Filkins.

Speaker Bios

G.W. Ray Davidson, PhD

G. W. Ray Davidson, PhD, is the former dean of academic affairs for the SANS Technology Institute. He continues to serve as a mentor, subject matter expert and technical reviewer for the SANS Institute and holds several GIAC certifications. Ray started his career as a research scientist and subsequently led global security projects for a major pharmaceutical company. He has taught at the college level and cofounded a security startup. Ray is currently the program manager of the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps.

Wade Baker

Wade Baker is an independent consultant and co-founder of the Cyentia Institute, which is dedicated to improving cybersecurity decisions, practice and products through data-driven research. Wade was formerly vice president of strategy and analytics at ThreatConnect and, before that, director of cybersecurity strategy and research at Verizon. He had the great privilege of leading Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 8 years and also created the Vocabulary for Event Recording and Incident Sharing (VERIS) and the VERIS Community Database. Despite his industry-focused career, he’s never quite been able to kick the academic habit. Wade holds a PhD in management Sscience/business information technology from Virginia Tech.


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