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Small Businesses, Big Threats: Protecting your Small and Medium Business Against Malware, Ransomware, Exploits and More

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT (2018-06-19 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Jack Danahy, John Pescatore


  • Barkly

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54% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) were compromised in 2017 due to a successful cybersecurity attack according to the Ponemon Institute. With the rise of new fileless infection and exploitation techniques targeting small and midsize organizations, its never been more important for organizations to re-evaluate their endpoint protection strategy.

This webinar discusses the techniques modern day attacks use to bypass existing endpoint security tools and strategies for protecting your organization. Join this presentation to learn:

  • Most common infection and exploitation techniques used in todays attacks
  • How attacks are being designed to bypass legacy anti-virus and detection-based endpoint security tools
  • Which endpoint protection capabilities are the most important for SMBs, including automated attack blocking, ease of use and mobile incident response

Speaker Bios

Jack Danahy

Jack Danahy is the co-founder and CTO of Barkly, the company advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest protection with the smartest technology and simplest management. A 25-year innovator in computer, network and data security, Jack was previously the founder and CEO of two successful security companies: Qiave Technologies (acquired by Watchguard Technologies in 2000) and Ounce Labs (acquired by IBM in 2009). Jack is a frequent writer and speaker on security and security issues, and has received multiple patents in a variety of security technologies. Prior to founding Barkly, he was the Director of Advanced Security for IBM, and led the delivery of security services for IBM in North America.

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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