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Protect and Prevent: 3 strategies for blocking fileless attacks and exploits

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM EDT (2017-08-23 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Philip Maio, John Pescatore, Jack Danahy


  • Barkly

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Ransomware continues to experience record growth in 2017. Traditional solutions aren't enough and can't keep up with hundreds of thousands of new malware versions created daily. File-less attacks and exploits are now the most common vectors for successful ransomware attacks and most companies aren't protected.

Learn the three strategies Avidia Bank implemented to shut out today's sophisticated threats and how you can apply them to protect your own organization:

Register now to learn more on:

  • How ransomware is going fileless to get past protection
  • What makes everyone a target
  • Three protection strategies to minimize the risk to your organization

Speaker Bios

Jack Danahy

Jack Danahy is the co-founder and CTO of Barkly, the company advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest protection with the smartest technology and simplest management. A 25-year innovator in computer, network and data security, Jack was previously the founder and CEO of two successful security companies: Qiave Technologies (acquired by Watchguard Technologies in 2000) and Ounce Labs (acquired by IBM in 2009). Jack is a frequent writer and speaker on security and security issues, and has received multiple patents in a variety of security technologies. Prior to founding Barkly, he was the Director of Advanced Security for IBM, and led the delivery of security services for IBM in North America.

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.

Philip Maio

Phil Maio is a 25 year security veteran and is currently VP of Information Security at Avidia Bank. Throughout his career, Phil has been responsible for setting the Information Security strategy, operations and managing critical data for banks, credit unions and financial organizations. Phil has received numerous certifications, including CISA, CISM, CISSP and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO)

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