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Stop Giving the Offense an Unfair Advantage

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT (2014-07-02 10:00:00 UTC)
  • Eric Cole, PhD

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Recently more and more reports are coming out stating that the Offense has an advantage. This is confirmed by the increase in the attacks and the number of organizations that are being compromised. However, it does not have to be this way. The reason the offense has the advantage is because the defense gave it to them. Many organizations spend significant amount of money on cyber security but they are not focusing in on the right areas. By understanding how the offense works, organizations can build security solutions that take the advantage away from the offense and give it back to the defense. In this engaging talk, Dr. Cole will discuss actionable items, that have been taken directly out of SEC401: Security Essentials, to show how to build a defendable network. Find out what the top organizations are doing to properly protect their organizations.

Speaker Bio

Eric Cole, PhD

Eric Cole, PhD, is a SANS faculty fellow, course author and instructor who has served as CTO of McAfee and chief scientist at Lockheed Martin. He is credited on more than 20 patents, sits on several executive advisory boards and is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. Eric's books include Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible and Insider Threat. As founder of Secure Anchor Consulting, Eric puts his 20-plus years of hands-on security experience to work helping customers build dynamic defenses against advanced threats.

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