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Threat Intelligence: Going from Theory to Practice

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-05-15 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Andy Manoske, Dave Shackleford


  • AlienVault

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The information security industry is all about threat intelligence today. From the way people are talking, you'd think we should all be happily basking in glorious data about adversaries, attacks, and the like by now. Well, there's a lot more to the story than this. There are good and bad sources of data, some data that's more tactically useful, better ways of sharing, and lessons learned about how and where to best implement threat intelligence. In this webcast, we'll cover the current state of threat intelligence and answer questions like:

  • What tools should I use?
  • What does good threat intelligence look like?
  • How can I readily acquire threat intelligence that suits my needs?
  • What best practices should I adopt and what pitfalls should I avoid?

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford is the owner and principal consultant of Voodoo Security and a SANS analyst, senior instructor, and course author. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering, possessing extensive experience designing and configuring secure infrastructures. He has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave is the author of the Sybex book Virtualization Security, the coauthor of Hands-On Information Security from Course Technology, and currently serves on the board of directors at the SANS Technology Institute and helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Andy Manoske

Andy is a Senior Product Manager at AlienVault responsible for the strategy and development of Open Threat Exchange (aka OTX), threat intelligence, and emerging products and services built from AlienVault's research organization: AlienVault Labs. Earlier in his career, Andy served as the youngest product manager in corporate history at NetApp, where he managed the company's information security and cryptography products and services and impacted over $1B of annual revenue. Andy also perviously served as a venture capitalist at GGV Capital, and within a variety of technical/software engineering roles at SAP, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts. He holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from San Jose State University.

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