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How is User Risk Mitigation achieved? Achieving user risk mitigation-stopping the insider threat

  • Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT (2016-06-10 15:00:00 UTC)
  • Daniel Velez, Dr. Eric Cole


  • Forcepoint LLC

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Clearly, traditional security tools - while still playing a key role in safeguarding systems - no longer suffice as a sole remedy. IT purchase decision-makers and their tech teams must acquire solutions which enable them to match technology with human oversight, paving the way for 24/7/365 visibility into how users behave, no matter when or where they're connecting to the network. Then, they have to prioritize each risk and launch remediation/mitigation measures. Relatively few organizations have ascended to this level of a protected state. But they can get there - with less time and cost investment than they realize - to the benefit of their information assurance and business strategies. In this webinar, Daniel Velez, Forcepoint's Director of Insider Threat Operations and Dr. Eric Cole, Fellow SANS Institute discuss what it means to have total risk awareness in 2016. This includes:

  • A breakdown of some risky user behaviors you've seen before and some you haven't.
  • Finding the "why" behind the "what."
  • Analysis of the biggest causes of endpoint security threats.
  • Speaker Bios

    Daniel Velez

    Daniel Velez is the Director of Insider Threat operations, Forcepoint, powered by Raytheon, and he is responsible for the delivery and support of insider threat monitoring, investigation solutions and services to Forcepoint's customers. Daniel is a subject matter specialist who guides Forcepoint customers in all aspects of their insider threat user activity monitoring programs including requirements, deployment, operations and maintenance, investigations, and support to law enforcement. Prior to joining Raytheon, he served as a Sr. Cyber Counterintelligence Investigator specializing in insider threat detection and investigations.

    Daniel is retired from the U.S Navy Submarine Force where he served in duties from nuclear engineering to strike group operations and antisubmarine warfare.

    Dr. Eric Cole

    Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.

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