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Security Without Scanning for Today's Hybrid Datacenter

  • Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST (2014-02-14 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Ben Andrew, Dave Shackleford


  • Mcafee LLC

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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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Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Ben Andrew

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.

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