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Simplifying Application Security with Software-Defined Security

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT (2019-04-17 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Matt De Vincentis, Dave Shackleford


  • VMWare, Inc

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The traditional approach to securing applications isnt working. As an industry, were spending more money than ever on security, yet breaches continue to occur. Chasing threats is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and new threats continue to emerge every day.†

Join this live webinar with SANS Analyst and security expert, Dave Shackleford and Matt De Vincentis, Director, Networking and Security Product Marketing at VMware, as they explore why traditional security approaches are failing. Dave and Matt will describe how you can leverage a unified software-defined infrastructure control plane to improve visibility around application behavior, and use VMware AppDefense to leverage the unique properties of virtualization to flip the security model on its head by focusing on validating "known good" application behavior, rather than "chasing bad".

Attendees will learn:

  • Why a new approach to securing applications is needed
  • What VMware AppDefense does and how it works
  • How one VMware customer has transformed their security posture
  • And more!

Speaker Bios

Matt De Vincentis

Matt De Vincentis is the senior director of product marketing at Palo Alto Networks, where he is helping to define the future of networking and security with the Prisma Access product line. Matt has over 15 years of experience in networking and security, having started his career as an engineer in the managed service provider space, before transitioning into product marketing. He has an MBA from Charles Sturt University in Australia, and a masterís degree in networking and systems.†

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior 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.

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