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Predicting Future Attacks and Breaches: Analytics in Action

  • Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST (2016-02-26 16:00:00 UTC)
  • Christopher Smith, Dave Shackleford



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The pace and sophistication of data breaches is forcing security teams to adjust their security strategies. Where prevention used to be the sole focus, now it's clear that detection and response are just as vital. Organizations are not finding the indicators of compromise within their environments soon enough, and they aren't responding to these incidents and removing them quickly enough.

In addition to rapid event detection, correlation, and response, however, we need the capability to predict future trends based on past and current behavior, which is where security analytics may prove useful. This webcast explores the growing necessity of security analytics and looks at some sample use cases to support its adoption.

The webcast will explore:
  • Why security professionals aren't asking the right questions - and what those questions are
  • Why many monitoring tools and strategies haven't worked
  • What security analytics is - and what it isn't
  • Some potential future uses of security analytics

View the associated whitepaper here.

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith is Director of Cybersecurity Strategy at SAS Institute. Smith has 22 years of information technology and security experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining SAS in 2010, he served as Chief Technology Officer for the US National Park Service and as the Lead Enterprise Architect for various US federal agencies, the Presidential Transition Team, and the White House. Smith holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from University of Maryland, and is finishing a master's degree in Cybersecurity Engineering there. He holds the CISSP, INFOSEC, C|CISO, CCSP, and CEH security and technology certifications.

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