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Mobile Threat Protection: A Holistic Approach to Securing Mobile Data and Devices

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST (2016-02-09 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Mic McCully, Lee Neely


  • Skycure

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The ubiquitous use of mobile devices has radically changed the landscape of data protection, and the abundance of applications only complicates the situation. Regrettably, not every application is what it seems. Users can't always detect a well-crafted forgery or application that secretly exfiltrates data in addition to the displayed functions. Additionally, not every network is what it seems. Users stumble across illegitimate networks that a intercept or even change legitimate communications from mobile devices. And even legitimate operating systems and applications have numerous vulnerabilities that can be exploited.

How, then, can mobile device data be protected? This webcast reviews the current and emerging services and practices designed to help secure and protect the data on these devices, and identifies areas where solutions are needed to fill the remaining gaps and provides recommendations for a holistic approach including mobile threat protection.

Attendees will learn:
  • What role security tools such as analytics can play in managing mobile devices
  • What the risks are to mobile devices
  • How mobile devices and data are currently protected and how effective those protections are
  • Common attack vectors and possible mitigation strategies
  • Features and capabilities that a solution should have to provide organizations with ideal mobile security and visibility

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Speaker Bios

Lee Neely

Lee Neely, a SANS mentor instructor, teaches cybersecurity courses, including the new cybersecurity management training, and Information System Security Officer training. He worked with the SANS SCORE project to develop the iOS Step-by-Step configuration guide as well as the Mobile Device Configuration Checklist included in the SEC 575 course. A senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Lee has been involved in many aspects of IT. He currently leads LLNL's new technology group, working to develop secure implementations of new technology, including developing its secure configurations, risk assessments and policy updates required for corporate and BYOD mobile devices.

Mic McCully

Mic McCully is a Senior Solutions Consultant currently working as part of the Skycure team. Mic educates enterprises and promotes awareness of the existing and evolving mobile threat landscape, which includes industry knowledge of mobile threats such as wifi and cellular threat such as "Man it the Middle" attacks, next generation Malware and Mobile OS level exposure. In addition to Skycure, Mic has spent 20 years working in small startups as well as Fortune 100 software companies, including organizations such as BlackBerry, WatchDox, Lancope, IBM and Watchfire. In addition to security, Mic has an extensive background in technologies and strategies focused on privacy, compliance, behavioral-based technologies and crowd-wisdom solutions. Mic's educational background includes a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University.

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