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Solving Insider Threats in Law Enforcement

  • Friday, September 05, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-09-05 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Michael Crouse, Dr. Eric Cole


  • Raytheon | Websense

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Just like any other institution with valuable information and influence, law enforcement agencies from the largest and most well-known to the smallest local agencies are all potential targets. While most enterprises are more concerned with external threats, the internal data thief, the privileged user, is far more serious problem for law enforcement.

In this webcast, SANS fellow and instructor, Dr. Eric Cole, and Michael Crouse, director insider threat strategies for Raytheon Cyber Products will present their analysis of the problem that law enforcement institutions face and provide suggestions for preventing, detecting and protecting against these threats.

The insider threat can come from both deliberate and accidental actions of insiders. The extent of the harm that can be caused ranges considerably and impacts those in law enforcement as well as others in local and global communities. Solving the problem can involve developing a home grown approach or utilizing available and proven solution. In the webcast, the pros and cons of different approaches will be addressed.

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.

Michael Crouse

Michael Crouse is director of insider threat strategies for Raytheon. In this role Mr. Crouse oversees the execution of existing federal and commercial cyber audits/antimalware requirements programs, while identifying new, global growth opportunities within the Department of Defense (DoD)/Intelligence Community (IC) and the private sector. He works closely with top government decision makers and lends key influence in helping them develop new network security policies, specifically with regard to audit requirements and the detection and mitigation of insider threats.

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