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Meeting the Critical Security Controls Using OSSEC

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 3:30 PM EST (2018-09-20 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Scott Shinn, Michael Shinn, John Pescatore


  • Atomicorp

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It is estimated that the number of enterprises using the OSSEC Open Source host-based IDS software will reach 12,000 organizations by the end of 2018. Why? Because its a powerful engine for the collection and analysis of system events and data and its free. OSSEC is one of the popular applications used to feed the SANS Internet Storm Center.

SANS has also long been a supporter of the Critical Security Controls, and Version 7 was recently released by the Center for Internet Security. The first 6 controls are now known as the Basic CIS Controls and by implementing just those 6 controls organizations can prevent the majority of attacks.  OSSEC on its own is limited in its ability to meet compliance and security controls but Atomic Enterprise OSSEC has added value that can make the difference in using open source software to meet enterprise security needs.

This webinar will feature John Pescatore of SANS providing an update on the latest advances in the adoption and use of CIS Critical Security Controls. Atomicorp CTO, Scott Shinn and Atomicorp CEO, Michael Shinn will then provide a live demonstration Atomic Enterprise OSSEC (AEO) specifically built to extend the power and ease of use of OSSEC. They will show how AEO can help organizations deliver the CIS Critical Controls, as well as other compliance requirements such as PCI-DSS, NIST and HIPAA.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Michael Shinn

Michael Shinn is a founder of Atomicorp and currently serves at the Chief Executive Officer where he oversees the company's growth strategy. Michael is an accomplished executive and both a pioneer and expert in the area of cybersecurity. His expertise includes regulation and technology with sub-specialties in risk management, regulatory affairs, security services and technology development. Michael commenced his technical contributions at an early age in several notable endeavors. He has served as a Computer Security and Forensics Analyst for the White House, contributed to the development of the first commercial intrusion detection device for the Wheelgroup Corporation (acquired by Cisco), co-founded Plesk which was acquired by SW Soft (now Parallels) and co-founded The Prometheus Group along with its subdivisions, GotRoot Labs and Atomicorp. He is the co-author of several federal publications including the Regulatory Guide 5.7.1, "Cyber Security Programs for Nuclear Facilities" and co-authored "Troubleshooting Linux Firewalls" with Atomicorp's CTO, Scott Shinn. In addition to the aforementioned achievements, Michael has provided security consulting expertise to numerous government agencies and commercial organizations.

Scott Shinn

Scott is a renowned expert and pioneer in the areas of cloud, virtualization and shared computing security. Scott is a co-founder of Atomicorp and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer where he is responsible for product direction and development of the company's comprehensive, multi-layered cloud and server protection platform which harnesses the power of Open Source Security (OSSEC). Prior to co-founding Atomicorp, Scott served as the Chief Network Manager for the White House where he built and ran the organization's network management system. He contributed to the development of the first commercial intrusion detection device for the Wheelgroup Corporation (acquired by Cisco), and co-founded Plesk and The Prometheus Group. Scott co-authored "Troubleshooting Linux Firewalls" with Atomicorp's CEO Michael Shinn. He has also provided network security consulting to numerous government agencies and commercial organizations and is considered one of the world's leading experts in this area. In addition to serving as CTO for Atomicorp, Scott is currently leveraging his 14+ years of experience using OSSEC to regularly contribute to the project and most recently serve as Project Manager.

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