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From the Trenches, the SANS 2016 Survey on Security and Risk in the Financial Sector: Part 2 Securing Financial Environments

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-10-20 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Sandeep Kumar , Anthony Di Bello, G. Mark Hardy, Anil Nandigam


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

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The financial sector is highly regulated, and as a result, often focuses on compliance. However, compliance rarely results in excellence, and thus financial institutions continue to suffer security-related breaches and losses, particularly by insiders according to the 2015 SANS survey on security spending and preparedness in the financial services sector.

In addition, new financial tools, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal and others, also introduce new security vulnerabilities.

This two-part webcast will release the results of our 2016 survey, which assesses how financial services organizations are managing risk and responding to incidents, focusing particularly on their best practices and most effective technologies.

Part 1, held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, focuses on causes of significant incidents in financial services, along with the risks associated with alternative pay tools and the readiness of organizations to ensure the security of their financial services. Click here to register for Part 1.

Today's webcast will focus on the relationship between compliance and security, and the best practices organizations can use to secure their financial environments. Specifically, attendees will learn about:

  • The relationship between compliance and security
  • The effectiveness of tools, skills and controls
  • Ways to improve security effectiveness and reduce risk
  • How to align security, risk and compliance programs with business goals

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

View the associated whitepaper here.

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.

Anthony Di Bello

Anthony Di Bello, an 11-year veteran of Guidance Software, is a senior director security strategist. He is responsible for the voice of the customer and go-to-market strategy for Guidance Software forensic security, data risk management and digital investigations products. Previously, Anthony was director of strategic partnerships at Guidance and was responsible for building and delivering end-to-end solutions around the Guidance product portfolio through partnerships and integrations with adjacent technologies such as Blue Coat, ArcSight, ThreatGRID and DropBox. Before joining Guidance, he spent 7 years with Towers Watson, a global professional service firm specializing in risk and financial management.

Sandeep Kumar

With 20 years of experience in enterprise security,†Sandeep Kumar†is the Senior Director of Product and Technical Marketing at Forescout. In his current role, he is responsible for various aspects of Forescout's go-to-market, product and content strategy. He has previously held senior positions in technical marketing, product management and engineering at several IT security companies. Sandeep holds MS and BS degrees in computer science.

Anil Nandigam

Anil Nandigam is Senior Director of Product Marketing at NSS labs. Anil has over 16 years of experience driving products and go-to-market strategy in the computer networking and security industry. Prior to joining NSS Labs, Anil held various senior roles in product management and product marketing at NSFOCUS, Bay Dynamics, FireEye, and Cisco Systems. Anil is a frequent guest speaker at various security conferences like CERT, and has been a contributing member to the SANS Institutesí webinars and publications. Anil has a Masterís Degree in Computer Science (MS) from the University of Houston and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Santa Clara University.

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