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Stop Cyber Attacks in Real Time: Modern Defense in Depth

  • Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST (2015-04-10 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Wade Williamson, John Pescatore


  • Vectra Networks Inc.

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Advanced targeted attacks continue to increase in complexity, evasiveness and impact. Detection processes need to be upgraded to quickly detect ongoing attacks and support reaction and remediation before a major breach occurs. Accuracy, both in reduced false positives and in delivering reliable information about potential impact needs to increase as well.

In this discussion, we will analyze recent advanced targeted attacks in an effort to highlight new trends and common features. We will discuss next generation approaches to detecting and mitigating these threats. Vectra Networks will outline their advances in detecting attacks targeting any operating system, application or device.

Join the webinar to hear John Pescatore of SANS and Wade Williamson of Vectra Networks discuss emerging techniques for making sure defense in-depth ends up being more than just spending in-depth.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartnerís lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

Wade Williamson

Wade Williamson is the Director of Product Marketing at Vectra Networks. He has extensive industry experience in intrusion prevention, malware analysis, and secure mobility, and has spoken at a variety of industry conferences including the keynote address at the EICAR malware conference and led the Malware Researcher Peer Discussion at RSA. Prior to joining Vectra, he was Sr. Security Analyst at Palo Alto Networks where he led the monthly Threat Review Series and authored the Modern Malware Review. He has also led the product management team at AirMagnet where he led the development of security and network analysis tools targeted to Wi-Fi networks. He has been a steady and active researcher of new threats and techniques used to compromise enterprise networks and end-users.

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