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Sensitive Data Everywhere: Results of SANS 2017 Data Protection Survey

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (2017-09-06 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Barbara Filkins, Benjamin Wright, Cindy Chen, Sam Kumarsamy


  • Infoblox
  • Mcafee LLC

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Sensitive data is everywhere, and promises of end-to-end data protection have failed to materialize. Do organizations know where their sensitive data is? And if they do, how are they assessing and protecting that data?

These questions and others will be explored in this webcast, where we cover results of a NEW SANS survey on data protection. In it, we ask about the sensitive data types organizations are responsible for, their breaches that led to exfiltration of sensitive data, and the fallout from those breaches. We also look into their protections, best practices and wish lists for a more effective balance of data availability and data protection.

Click Here and be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Barbara Filkins, SANS data security expert, with advice from Benjamin Wright, SANS expert on legal issues, in association with the SANS Data Breach Summit.

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.

Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright is a practicing attorney based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on technology law. He serves as a senior instructor at the SANS Institute, teaching its five-day course, LEG523 Law of Data Security and Investigations. By means of that course, Mr. Wright has taught thousands of students from throughout the world. He chairs the SANS Institute’s annual Data Breach Summit. Benjamin advises diverse clients, both in the United States and outside of it, on privacy, electronic commerce and data security law.

Cindy Chen

Cindy Chen has over 10 years of experience in the cyber security industry. Currently at McAfee, she is a senior product marketing manager for data protection solutions and is responsible for multiple technologies, such as DLP and encryption. Cindy holds an MBA degree in marketing from Santa Clara University, with a BS degree in computer engineering from University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Sam Kumarsamy

Sam Kumarsamy is the senior product marketing manager at Gigamon. He brings more than 10 years of experience in marketing with technology companies such as Blue Coat, Check Point, Cisco and Citrix, and Infoblox, as well as VC-funded security startups. He has launched several disruptive products, services, and solutions globally, directly to customers as well as through channels.

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