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Reaping the Benefits of Continuous Monitoring and Mitigation At Pioneer Investments

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT (19:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore and Ken Pfeil


  • ForeScout Technologies
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A forward thinking security team responsible for operations and compliance checks was searching for a network security solution that would provide intelligence across users, devices and applications, enforce granular policy control, and enable control interoperability. The network security solution they implemented from ForeScout allowed them to gain visibility and apply specific policies at both the client and network levels, enhance control integration among different tools, and reduce costs by saving man hours versus looking at multiple security devices - demonstrating an immediate return on investment. "Phenomenal" interoperability and technical support was an added bonus.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS in January 2013, with 35 years of experience in computer, network and information security. He was Gartner's lead security analyst for more than 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations, government agencies and major technology and service providers. In 2008, he was named one of the top 15 most influential people in security and has testified before Congress on cybersecurity. Prior to joining Gartner Inc. in 1999, John was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. In 1985, he won a GTE-wide Warner Technical Achievement award. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems--and the occasional ballistic armor installation. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer. He is an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

Ken Pfeil

Ken Pfeil is the CISO at Pioneer Investments responsible for global security operations and compliance. He is seasoned CSO and IT veteran with experience spanning over two decades with companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Avaya, Identix, and Merrill Lynch. In 1998, he founded "The NT Toolbox" and oversaw all operations until its acquisition by GFI Software in 2002. He served as a technical contributor and subject matter expert for CompTIA's Security+ certification, ISSA's International Privacy Advisory Board covering GLBA, and Microsoft's MCSE Exam and course curriculum "Designing Security for Windows 2000". He also contributed vulnerability analysis content at Windows and .Net Magazine's "Security Administrator" publication. He is the coauthor of the books "Hack Proofing Your Network - 2nd Edition", "Stealing the Network - How to Own the Box", and a contributing author of "Security Planning and Disaster Recovery" ,"Network Security - The Complete Reference" and "Network Security Assessment: From Vulnerability to Patch" and Microsoft's "Best Practices for Enterprise Security" whitepaper series.

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