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Resolved: How to protect your organization when your perimeter fails

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT (2019-04-18 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Tom Gillis, John Pescatore


  • VMWare, Inc

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As Information and IT Security professionals, you know that reducing your organizations risk has become more difficult than ever. The protections you put in place around your applications and data have to be maintained at the speed of your application development teams, while navigating a managerial nightmare of disparate products, interfaces, and processes. Yet the ways your organization is under attack are more varied and virulent than ever.

To complicate matters further, your applications have evolved from monolithic entities on a single server to collections of highly distributed services hosted across distributed environments. And that increases your organizations attack surface exponentially. Its time for a different approach that takes into account the new realities of your organizations environment and its threats.

In this webinar, VMware SVP/GM of Networking and Security, Tom Gillis, will introduce the service-defined firewall, and how its privileged position inside the perimeter protects your modern applications while stopping attackers before they can do any damage.

Speaker Bios

Tom Gillis

Tom Gillis is the SVP/GM of the Network and Security Business Unit at VMware. Toms background gives him a keen understanding about the direction of cloud, security and enterprise computing, making him an ideal leader to drive VMwares networking and security strategy. Prior to joining VMware, Tom Gillis was CEO of Bracket Computing, a company he founded in December 2011. Gillis started Bracket with a vision to re-imagine enterprise computing. Before starting Bracket, Gillis was VP/GM of the Security Technology Group at Cisco Systems. This Technology Group included the business units responsible for Cisco's entire Network and Content Security product portfolio, including firewalls, IPS, VPN, and email security and web security gateways. Prior to Cisco, Tom was VP of Marketing and part of the founding team of IronPort Systems which was acquired by Cisco in 2007. Before that, he held the position of VP/GM at iBEAM Broadcasting, an Internet startup that went public on NASDAQ. He has also worked at Silicon Graphics, the Boston Consulting Group, and Raytheon Corporation. Gillis received a BSEE from Tufts, an MSEE from Northwestern, and an MBA from Harvard.

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.

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