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Threat Actor Analysis and Strategic Security Investments

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (2020-02-20 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Jackie Abrams, Chris Crowley


  • DomainTools

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Over the past few months, nation-state campaigns have found their way into a majority of conversations in the infosec space. While these discussions are particularly interesting during national election years, there is a fine balance of understanding where your organization sits and your value as a target based on the information, access, or partners that you have.

In this webinar, DomainTools Senior Product Manager, Jackie Abrams, and Chris Crowley from SANS, will demonstrate how to understand attacker motivations, identify prime targets within your organization, and most effectively defend your critical and valued assets and access.

This webinar will cover:

  • The Attribution Debate: pros and cons of relying on attribution to guide your security decisions
  • A checklist to guide the identification of organization assets and strategic targets
  • Mapping of assets to nation-state or criminal priorities and recent publicly-declared or evidenced objectives

Speaker Bios

Chris Crowley

Christopher Crowley, a SANS Senior Instructor, has 15 years of industry experience managing and securing networks. He currently works as an independent consultant in the Washington, DC area focusing on effective computer network defense. His work experience includes penetration testing, security operations, incident response, and forensic analysis. "The Mentor of the Year Award is given to SANS Mentors who excel in leading SANS Mentor Training classes in their local communities."

"Chris really knew his stuff and presented ideas that made me change my mind on some policies and configs we employ ." - William Jeskey, Tarrant County College
"Chris was one of the best instructors I have ever had in any training environment in almost 24 years of service." - Anonymous

Jackie Abrams

Jackie Abrams, Principal Product Manager at DomainTools, focuses on solving big-picture threat intelligence challenges through industry collaboration and innovative product design. Throughout her previous work in the mobile industry, she leveraged her OSINT research and digital investigations experience to develop products and services in support of mobile threat assessment for text messages and message senders. She is an active supporter of M3AAWG (Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group), where she formerly served as the Mobile Chair and continues to collaborate with threat intelligence and abuse mitigation practitioners on solving industry-wide problems in the digital services and ISP space.

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