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From the Trenches, the SANS 2016 Survey on Security and Risk in the Financial Sector: Part 1 Incidents, Risks and Preparedness

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-10-19 17:00:00 UTC)
  • G. Mark Hardy, Mike Goldgof, Arabella Hallawell


  • Arbor Networks
  • Forescout Technologies BV
  • Guidance Software
  • WhiteHat Security

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Insider threat, in the form of employee abuse and misuse, was the top threat financial institutions were contending with last year, based on the 2015 SANS survey on security spending and preparedness in the financial services sector. In it, phishing was the second most chronic threat facing these organizations.

This two-part webcast will release the results of our 2016 survey, which examines new threats and best practices for managing risk in the financial sector.

In Part 1, attendees will learn how threats and risks have evolved since last years survey, and whether or not their preparedness has evolved in tandem. Attend this webcast to learn about the following:

  • Causes of the most impactful incidents
  • Alternative pay instruments and risks
  • Preparedness to detect, protect and respond to significant incidents
  • How organizations are shoring up the insider threat problem
  • Organizations ability to manage risk effectively

Part 2, held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, will focus on the relationship between risk and security the financial sector. Click here to register for Part 2.

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by G. Mark Hardy.

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Speaker Bios

G. Mark Hardy

G. Mark Hardy, SANS analyst and certified instructor, is an internationally recognized expert in information security planning and policy development, management of security assessment and penetration teams, data encryption and authentication, software development and strategic planning for e-commerce. He has spoken at more than 250 events worldwide and has served government, military and commercial clients for more than 30 years. Founder of National Security Corporation and CardKill, Inc., G. Mark is a retired U.S. Navy Captain whose credentials include bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics, master's degrees in business administration and strategic studies, and the GSLC, CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.

Mike Goldgof

Mike Goldgof brings over 20 years of executive experience in marketing and product management to WhiteHat where he is responsible for all product marketing activities. His previous experience includes senior roles in marketing, product management and business development with information security, software and telecommunications companies, including Juniper Networks, Hifn, Phoenix Technologies and Lucent. At WhiteHat Security, Mike is responsible for product messaging, solutions content, sales enablement and go-to-market strategies. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Columbia Business School and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Arabella Hallawell

Arabella Hallawell, senior director of product marketing at Arbor Networks, is responsible for the go-to-market positioning and activation of the company's Advanced Threat solutions. Previously, she led strategic planning at Arbor. Arabella has more than 20 years of experience in IT security and strategy. Prior to joining Arbor, she was VP of corporate strategy at Sophos, a global IT security vendor headquartered in Boston and Oxford, UK, where she led M&A strategy, market and customer insight, and global corporate communications. Prior to Sophos, Arabella was research VP at Gartner, the IT research and advisory services firm.

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