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Get Smart: Consuming Threat Intelligence to Advance your Cyber Security Program

  • Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT (2014-09-04 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Harry Sverdlove, Dave Shackleford


  • Carbon Black

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The data is clear, organizations today face a growing endpoint security gap. The only question is - How can I evolve my cyber security strategy to stop today and tomorrow's unknown malware and zero-day exploits?

Join SANS analyst, Dave Shackleford, and Harry Sverdlove, chief technology officer for Bit9+Carbon Black for a discussion on why threat intelligence is critically important to a modern cyber security program, the differences between internal and external threat intelligence, why both matter, and how you can adjust your cyber security process to better consumer threat intelligence to improve how you prevent, detect and respond to advanced attacks.

This live webcast will:

  • Explain why having good threat intelligence is critical to a modern security program.
  • Debunk the noise and FUD around threat intelligence in the market.
  • Outline the difference between external and internal threat intelligence and why you need both to succeed.
  • Walk through how you can consume threat intelligence to augment your cyber security position and better prevent, detect and respond to advanced attacks.

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Harry Sverdlove

Harry Sverdlove, Bit9's Chief Technology Officer, draws from two decades of application design and analysis with industry-leading IT enterprises to add a new layer of technical expertise and strategic vision to the Bit9 Security Platform. Sverdlove is frequently quoted in leading media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, CNBC and many trade and vertical market publications as an expert on cyber security and how to protect businesses from potentially catastrophic advanced attacks. He also is an in-demand speaker at industry events and conferences, including RSA Conference, Infosecurity Europe, API Cybersecurity Conference, Interop and others. Sverdlove regularly publishes threat intelligence research, including Java Vulnerabilities Write Once, Pwn Anywhere(2013), Pausing Google Play: More Than 100,000 Android Apps May Pose Security Risks (2012) and The Most Vulnerable Smartphones(2011). Prior to joining Bit9, Sverdlove was principal research scientist for McAfee, Inc., where he supervised the overall architecture of crawlers, spam detectors and link analyzers. He joined McAfee through its 2006 acquisition of SiteAdvisor Inc., where he was chief scientist and developed systems for testing, detecting and analyzing any Windows-based application. Prior to SiteAdvisor, Sverdlove ran his own consulting company specializing in Windows automation and spam detection. He also was director of engineering at Compuware Corporation (formerly NuMega Technologies). Prior to NuMega, Sverdlove was principal architect for Rational Software, where he designed the core automation engine behind Rational Robot. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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