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Making Log and Event Management Easy for SMBs

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-03-12 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Rob Johnson, Jerry Shenk


  • SolarWinds

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SIEM, log management and network management has a reputation of being expensive, difficult and time consuming to set up. SolarWinds has been involved in security management for 14 years and just came out with a new release of its tools for event and log management, which boosts performance, adds new reports and monitors events in real time. Join SANS as we kick the tires on the new SolarWinds Log and Event Manager and attempt to be up and running in less than an hour with a robust, low-cost SIEM solution for SMBs.

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Speaker Bios

Jerry Shenk

Jerry Shenk currently serves as a senior analyst for the SANS Institute and is senior security analyst for Windstream Communications, working out of the company's Ephrata, Pa., location. Since 1984, he has consulted with companies and financial and educational institutions on issues of network design, security, forensic analysis and penetration testing. His experience spans networks of all sizes, from small home-office systems to global networks. Along with some vendor-specific certifications, Jerry holds six Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIACs), all completed with honors: GIAC-Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), GIAC- Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC-Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW), GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) and GIAC-Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA). Five of his certifications are Gold certifications. He also holds the CISSP certification.

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson has over 17 years' experience in the information technology business with 12 years specifically in network security. He spent many years working in the area of information assurance for the DoD providing various security functions, domestic and abroad, including running a security operations center for over 2 years. Rob has more recently focused on using log analysis for network defense and joined SolarWinds with its acquisition of TriGeo (now SolarWinds Log & Event Manager) in August 2011.

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