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A New Perspective on Patch Management

  • Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Marcelo Pereira and John Pescatore
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  • Flexera Software

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This session, offered by Flexera Software, is for those in charge of scoping, supporting and executing patch management strategies.

Despite the awareness that patching plays an important role in every organizations security, we continue to see incidents in which software vulnerabilities are a root cause, or enabler of security breaches. We believe that a different perspective to patch management is the key to prioritize patching, reducing work load and improving the security baseline for organizations.

Corporate Software Inspector is a solution developed to help organizations achieve targeted, intelligent, security patching.

In this webinar we will talk about patch management in the context of security and will show how our solution can help organizations extend the scope of their Microsoft System Center implementation to prioritize patching of non-Microsoft applications.

Speaker Bios

Marcelo Pereira

As Product Marketing Manager, Marcelo Pereira is responsible for product marketing activities for the Software Vulnerability Management products at Flexera Software. Marcelo joined Flexera Software as part of the acquisition of Secunia Aps, company he joined in 2012 as a Business Developer, focused on competitive analysis, content creation and analyst relations. He is Product Marketing Manager since 2015. He is passionate about the disciplines around software vulnerability management and he holds a B. Sc. in Publicity and Advertising and a B. Sc. in Sales & Marketing Management.

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years' experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartner's lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

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