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Real-World Use Cases of Metrics That Demonstrate Effective Security Practices

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-08-19 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Barbara Filkins, John Pescatore, Steve Huehmer, Nathan Hunstad


  • Code42
  • ThreatConnect

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This webcast takes a deeper dive into the topics explored in the SANS 2020 Metrics Survey to detail real-world use case examples of businesses selecting and using security metrics. Each speaker will detail a customer example of security metrics that helped reduce the risks posed by use of new technologies, such as cloud-based systems or of advanced threats against existing systems. They will also discuss what metrics worked best in connecting security program performance to business goals.

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Analyst Program Research Director Barbara Filkins with advice from SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore.

Click here to register for the survey results webcast to be held at 1 PM ET on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. In this webcast, Barbara and John will explore and analyze survey data, as well as share actionable advice gleaned from the survey results.

Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barbara Filkins, SANS Analyst Program Research Director, holds several SANS certifications, including the GSEC, GCIH, GCPM, GLEG and GICSP, the CISSP, and an MS in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. She has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Barbara focuses on issues related to automation—privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, plus the legal aspects of enforcing information security in today’s mobile and cloud environments, particularly in the health and human services industry, with clients ranging from federal agencies to municipalities and commercial businesses.

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.

Steve Huehmer

Steve Huehmer, Senior Customer Success Manager at ThreatConnect, has more than eight years of experience in advanced security operations centers. He has extensive experience in product management and customer success in SIEM, EDR, threat intelligence and SOAR. Steve studied Cyber Security Strategy at Georgetown University, and earned a bachelor's degree from Assumption College. He lives in Massachusetts with his fiancé and his dog, and is an avid offshore fisherman.

Nathan Hunstad

As Principal Security Engineer and Researcher at Code42, Nathan Hunstad is responsible for investigating security events, conducting research into threat trends and adversary tactics, and automating detection and remediation activities. Nathan joined Code42 in 2016, bringing experience from both the private and public sector, and is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Security Technologies (MSST) program at the University of Minnesota.

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