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Practical Threat Management and Incident Response for the Small- to Medium-Sized Enterprise

  • Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-06-13 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Jake Williams, Patrick Bedwell


  • AlienVault

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Small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often dismiss their potential as targets of cybersecurity attacks. Despite this, a Ponemon study of some 2,000 SMEs last year found that they lost on average more than $1.6 million due to such attacks.

Due to small budgets, few or no dedicated security staff and overly complex security solutions, SMEs continue to face challenges in their efforts to proactively protect their networks, data and systems. This webcast investigates the barriers these organizations face in protecting their digital assets and what attackers hope to gain through a compromise. It also uses a case study of a breach initiated by the compromise of a forgotten asset to examine what SMEs can do to protect themselves using a comprehensive solution in a cost-effective, uncomplicated manner.

At SMEs, where security personnel are in short supply, there's nowhere for blame to shift when the inevitable compromise hits. In this webcast, you'll learn essential tips from the trenches that will help keep your organization secure. Learn from the author's experience working with companies of all sizes and budgets, ensuring that even those with meager resources aren't left behind when it comes to actionable and practical advice.

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Speaker Bios

Patrick Bedwell

Patrick Bedwell has 17 years of experience in the network security and network management industries. He is the vice president of product marketing at AlienVault, responsible for creating and executing the go-to-market strategy for AlienVault's Unified Security Management products. Previously, Patrick was VP of product marketing at Fortinet and has held product marketing and product management leadership positions at Arcot Systems, McAfee, SecurityFocus, Network ICE and Network General. Patrick earned an MBA with honors from Santa Clara University and a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jake Williams

Jake Williams is founder and principal consultant at Rendition Infosec and a certified SANS instructor and course author. He has more than a decade of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics, and malware reverse engineering. Before founding Rendition Infosec, he worked with various government agencies in information security roles. Jake is a two-time victor at the annual DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge.

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