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Network Security Infrastructure and Best Practices: A SANS Survey

  • Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Barbara Filkins, John Pescatore, Matt Bromiley and Ann Sun
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  • NETSCOUT Systems, Inc.

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Overview

Enterprises continue to struggle with having visibility into, and securing, their complex networks. In the new Network Security Survey, SANS asks professionals from large organizations about their network security infrastructure, what technologies and tools are being used, planned security practices and procurement/testing practices. Results of the survey will be shared in this webcast.

Attend this session to learn about:

  • Preferred network architectures
  • Most commonly used security technologies
  • Packet-processing requirements
  • Comparative use of passive and active devices or combinations of them
  • Challenges in deploying active solutions
  • Decision-making, procurement and testing practices

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Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barbara Filkins, a senior SANS analyst, holds several SANS certifications, including the GSEC, GCIH, GCPM, GLEG and GICSP, the CISSP, and an MS in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. She has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Barbara focuses on issues related to automation--privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, plus the legal aspects of enforcing information security in today's mobile and cloud environments, particularly in the health and human services industry, with clients ranging from federal agencies to municipalities and commercial businesses.


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, 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 voice systems "and the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cyber security, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and remains an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.


Matt Bromiley

Matt Bromiley, is a SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response instructor and a GIAC Advisory Board member. He is also a senior managing consultant at a major incident response and forensic analysis company, bringing together experience in digital forensics, incident response/triage and log analytics. His skills include disk, database, memory and network forensics, as well as network security monitoring. Matt has worked with clients of all types and sizes, from multinational conglomerates to small, regional shops. He is passionate about learning, teaching and working on open source tools.


Ann Sun

Ann Sun, director of product marketing at NetScout, works with large enterprises and service providers to help them build a network architecture that delivers service assurance and cybersecurity. Ann brings years of experience in networking, across of variety of technology areas including security, unified communications, and wireless networking.

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