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Protecting Business Mobility Against Emerging Threats

  • Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore and Prakash Nagpal
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Overview

The increase in mobile employees and customers, along with increased business use of cloud-based services, creates security concerns for organizations. Moreover, DNS has become an easy target for exploitation because it is often under-protected. The Mirai attacks provide a recent example of this in the DDoS arena, and new DNS-based attacks that enable data breaches are emerging. Visibility into threats on mobile devices and networks, and protecting mobile users is a challenge - but far from impossible, especially when on-premise security solutions can be extended to integrate cloud-based delivery.

Security teams need to determine which threats are most important to their organization, who is targeting their organizations, and where risk originates. SANS director John Pescatore will examine how evolving threats, increased business demand for mobility, and use of cloud services is requiring many security programs to use mixtures of on-premise and cloud security services to reduce risk. This webcast and associated whitepaper highlights the steps necessary, including the Critical Security Controls, to protect on-premises, mobile and remote office users from cyber attacks, including DNS based data breaches. Learn why a hybrid approach to DNS security can be effective for enterprises, especially those with branch offices, remote workers and mobile workers.

View the associated whitepaper here.

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, 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 voice systems "and the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cyber security, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and remains an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.


Prakash Nagpal

As the VP of Product Marketing at Infoblox, Prakash Nagpal is responsible for driving company and product messaging along with a go-to-market approach to increase sales velocity. He has held several leadership roles in product marketing at technology companies over the past two decades. Prior to Infoblox, Prakash worked with multiple security companies helping position and launch products to better detect, quickly prioritize and rapidly resolve threats. Before that, Prakash held several senior leadership roles successfully building teams, launching new products and helping establish a robust sales pipeline for networking and cloud based service companies. His educational background includes of an MBA from Cornell, an MS in Computer Science, and a BSEE.

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