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In a Perfect World...Building the Network Security Architecture for the Future

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST (2018-01-24 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Sonny Sarai, John Pescatore, Arabella Hallawell


  • NETSCOUT Systems, Inc.

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You can't protect an ever-evolving network with a legacy architecture that relies on yesterday's technology. The rise of cloud services, software-defined networks and IoT devices has changed the game in terms of defining an organization's network. Current network security architecture doesn't offer the visibility required for modern-day networks, much less guard against threats roaming within them. Simply put, security practitioners cannot defend against what cannot be seen.

To overcome this, we need to rethink our security architecture. If we had a clean slate and ample budget, how would we develop the ideal network security architecture? This webcast will examine key elements of the network of the future, how those can be implemented and what to keep--or toss--in the process.

Register now for this webcast, and be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Sonny Sarai with SANS Director John Pescatore detailing key elements of the ideal network security architecture.

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Speaker Bios

Sonny Sarai

Sonny Sarai, SANS GIAC Advisor, has more than 10 years' IT experience, seven of them in an information security capacity. He now works as a senior information security analyst, responsible for data governance, compliance, penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response. Sonny holds a degree in forensic investigation, specializing in computer crime. He holds a CISSP and industry-leading certifications from SANS in advanced digital forensics (GCFA), network intrusion detection (GCIA) and security essentials (GSEC). Sonny has an extensive lab dedicated to research, development and analysis, where he continually hones his skills and enhances his capabilities.

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.

Arabella Hallawell

Arabella Hallawell, senior director of product marketing at Arbor Networks, the security division of Netscout, is responsible for the go-to-market positioning and activation of the company's Advanced Threat solutions. Previously, she led strategic planning at Arbor. Arabella has more than 20 years of experience in IT security and strategy. Prior to joining Arbor, she was VP of corporate strategy at Sophos, a global IT security vendor headquartered in Boston and Oxford, UK, where she led M&A strategy, market and customer insight, and global corporate communications. Prior to Sophos, Arabella was research VP at Gartner, the IT research and advisory services firm.

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