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Outsmart Hackers by Coordinating Your Defenses

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM EDT (2017-09-20 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Seth Geftic, John Pescatore


  • Sophos Inc.

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Complex, coordinated malware attacks are the new norm. Keeping up with the volume, as well as keeping up with attacker sophistication is a real challenge.

While threats have grown more coordinated, the security solutions that protect against them have continued to work in isolation. Until now.

Join John Pescatore with SANS and Seth Geftic, Product Director at Sophos, as they discuss the latest in malware attacks and how your organization can respond using a synchronized security approach.

Topics will include:

  • The latest analysis from SANS on the key characteristics of today's most damaging threats
  • The benefits of a unified and simplified approach to IT security
  • How to get unparalleled protection and automated incident response against advanced threats

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.

Seth Geftic

Seth Geftic is a Director at Sophos. Prior to joining Sophos he was a Director of Product Marketing at Invincea (acquired by Sophos in 2017). Seth was previously a Senior Manager in the Advanced Security Operations Center (SOC) Solution group and the cybercrime team at RSA. Seth is an industry expert in fields of endpoint security, breach detection, incident response, fraud, and cyber threats. Seth holds a BSBA in both Marketing and Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and is a CISSP.

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