Security Without Scanning for Today's Hybrid Datacenter
- Friday, February 14 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
- Dave Shackleford and Ben Andrew
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Today's datacenter is a mixture of physical and virtual systems, but the tried-and-true methods of securing systems, such as scanning for signatures of hostile activity, may no longer be valid. Attackers have switched their targeting from random systems and are now taking aim at databases which hold a company's crown jewels, whether they are hoping to capture confidential information or merely embarrass the organization. Although security models are moving from searching for the forbidden to only permitting that which is specifically approved, many IT security efforts are still trapped in the habits of the past. This webcast will discuss how to recast your systems protection efforts to meet the challenges presented by modern, focused attacks.
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Dave Shackleford is the owner and principal consultant of Voodoo Security and a SANS analyst, senior instructor, and course author. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering, and is a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave is the author of the Sybex book Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments, as well as the coauthor of Hands-On Information Security from Course Technology. Recently Dave coauthored the first published course on virtualization security for the SANS Institute. Dave currently serves on the board of directors at the SANS Technology Institute and helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.
Ben Andrew is a senior product manager at McAfee responsible for server, data center and virtualization security. With more than 15 years in network security, virtualization, professional services and product management, Ben has seen and done it all. In his early years as a senior consultant with McAfee Professional Services he traveled across North America implementing McAfee security solutions, mostly in endpoint security, ripping out competitor’s products and dealing with emergency engagements where customers were wrought with infections and mass outbreaks at places such as the US Mint, Ford Motor Company, American Express. Today Ben is immersed in the data center, designing next generation data center security solutions at McAfee for private and public cloud infrastructure.