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Spends and Trends: SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey Panel Discussion

  • Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 3:30 PM EST (20:30:00 UTC)
  • Barbara Filkins and John Pescatore

Sponsor

  • ExtraHop

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Overview

This webcast will more closely examine the results of the SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey. A panel of sponsor representatives, led by survey author Barbara Filkins and survey advisor John Pescatore, will explore themes that emerged during the survey.

Register for this webcast to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Research Director Barbara Filkins, with advice from SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore.

Click here to register for the associated survey results webcast on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 1 PM Eastern. In this webcast, Barbara Filkins and John Pescatore will provide analysis of survey results and reveal strategies that organizations can use to justify security spending.

Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barbara Filkins, SANS 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.


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.


Gordon Beith

Gordon Beith is responsible for overseeing product marketing activities for service providers at Gigamon. His extensive career includes over 30 years of work in telecommunications product management, marketing, hardware and software development, and related next-generation services areas. Gordon also co-authored the book on IMS testing and monitoring, entitled “Ensuring a Quality IMS Experience,” published in 2007, and has one patent to his name.


Bob Gilbert

As vice president and chief evangelist, Bob Gilbert is in charge of go-to-market strategy at Netskope, a market-leading cloud security company. He has held leadership roles in product management and marketing at various technology companies, including Riverbed, where he was a member of the pioneering product team that launched Riverbed from a small start-up to a market leader. Bob was first introduced to the world of cybersecurity as a teenager in the 1980s when he hosted a BBS and had to develop his own terminal software to prevent hackers from infiltrating the site that he hosted from his parent’s home.


John Smith

John Smith is a principal engineer at ExtraHop. John has over two decades of experience as a senior architect in IT organizations, and is a regular speaker at technology events including BriForum, RSAC and Citrix Synergy, among others.

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