Prove Skill Mastery with GIAC Certs - Free Cert Attempt Included with OnDemand Training


To attend this webcast, login to your SANS Account or create your Account.

This webcast has been archived. To view the webcast login into your SANS Portal Account or create an account by clicking the "Get Registered" button on the right. Once you register, you can download the presentation slides below.

Under Threat or Compromise: Every Detail Counts

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-08-20 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Vecchi, Jacob Williams


  • Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

You can now attend the webcast using your mobile device!



When it comes to cybersecurity threats, prevention is the ultimate goal, but a bullet-proof network is largely unattainable. Even large organizations with resources are repeatedly ending up in the news as victims of cyber attacks.

Time to face the music: Your company's assets will be compromised sooner or later. In fact, according to the 2014 SANS endpoint security survey, most companies are now operating under the presumption of compromise.

This webcast will discuss prevention, detection and mitigation through the use of a five-stage system lifecycle defense model:

  • Start with protection
  • Plan with detection
  • Investigate and analyze with intelligence
  • Contain and mitigate
  • Remediate the vulnerability

Modern-day security analytics and full network capture will be discussed as a means to achieve these ends, along with guidance on how to know if you caught the bad guys and ejected them, and how to stop them from returning.

Click here to view the associated whitepaper.

Speaker Bios

Jacob Williams

Jacob Williams is a SANS Analyst, certified SANS instructor, course author and designer of several NetWars challenges for use in SANS' popular, "gamified" information security training suite. Jake spent more than a decade in information security roles at several government agencies, developing specialties in offensive forensics, malware development, and digital counter-espionage. Jake is the founder of Rendition InfoSec, which provides penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response, expertise in cloud-data exfiltration and the tools and guidance to secure client data against sophisticated, persistent attack on-premises and in the cloud.

John Vecchi

John Vecchi is senior vice president of product marketing and strategy for Blue Coat. John brings more than 17 years of experience in high-tech marketing, strategy, product marketing, product management and consulting to Blue Coat. Prior to joining the Blue Coat team, John was VP of global marketing for Solera Networks, VP of worldwide marketing at Zscaler Inc., head of global product marketing for Check Point Software an executive marketing consultant for Symantec, and senior director of product marketing for McAfee's Network Security Business Unit. John has a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, focusing on international business and foreign language.

Need Help? Visit our FAQ page or email

Not able to attend a SANS webcast? All Webcasts are archived so you may view and listen at a time convenient to your schedule. View our webcast archive and access webcast recordings/PDF slides.