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Threat Intelligence: What It Is, and Why Your Security Program Needs More of It

  • Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 12:30 PM EDT (16:30:00 UTC)
  • Dave Shackleford
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Overview

In today's security landscape, we need all the help we can get. Attackers are getting smarter, targeted attacks are on the rise, and many of our traditional prevention tools have failed us. More and more, security teams are looking at improving detection and response efforts using threat intelligence as a means to better prevent and detect targeted attacks. There's a problem, though - what is threat intelligence, exactly? There have been a lot of different definitions given, but today threat intelligence means different things to different groups. In this webcast, we'll first discuss what threat intelligence is, and also what it isn't. We'll touch on tools and services available, and how threat intelligence can be leveraged for more effective security. We'll also mention ways that you can start to build a threat intelligence function within your organization today.

Speaker Bio

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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