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Prioritizing and Planning to Ensure a High-Impact SOC Rollout

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-10-26 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Brent Hambly, John Pescatore


  • Leidos

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Security operations centers, or SOCs, are now considered central to many enterprises' efforts to defend their data, networks and devices. But while the term is widely used, many enterprises are struggling to develop and maintain a SOC function and to mature it effectively. This webcast will provide security managers with tools and information to get funding for a new or emerging SOC.

John Pescatore of the SANS Institute and George Ressopoulos of Lockheed Martin will talk to attendees about making the SOC effective, efficient and valuable to the organization. Attendees will learn about the phases of SOCs, definitions, the future and how to get resources. The session also will address common pitfalls - and how to avoid them.

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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.

Brent Hambly

Brent Hambly is the manager of the cybersecurity assessments division of Leidos, where he spends most of his time consulting organizations on security operations. He has over 10 years of experience in information technology, cybersecurity and systems engineering. Brent is responsible for coordinating large-scale cybersecurity assessments and SOC transformation projects for clients across critical infrastructure such as electric utilities, oil and gas, financial services, healthcare and telecommunications. Brent holds a MS in technical management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a BS in management information systems from Le Moyne College, and various industry certifications including CISSP, GICSP, C|EH (Certified Ethical Hacker), Security+, and Network+.

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