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Walk, Run, Fly: Key Characteristics of Attaining an Advanced SOC Best practice tips on how to enter the advanced SOC dimension

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST (2018-02-22 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Rishi Bhargava, Christopher Crowley


  • Demisto

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What is your definition of an advanced SOC if you are a CISO, a SOC Manager, or a security analyst? What features are required to best resolve complex threats and improve MTTR? 

Attend this SANS-hosted webinar to learn from esteemed SANS principal instructor, Chris Crawley, on the stages organizations go through to reach that advanced level.

Key take-aways from this webinar will include:

   People, process, and technologies that make up an advanced SOC,

   Lessons learned from the trenches on what to avoid, and

   A step-by-step guide and demonstration on how to walk, run, and then fly to that advanced level. 

We look forward to seeing you there. And if you cant attend the live event, register anyway for the slides and recording.

Speaker Bios

Rishi Bhargava

Rishi Bhargava is Co-founder and VP of Marketing for Demisto, a cyber security startup with the mission to make security operations “faster, leaner and smarter”. Prior to founding Demisto, Rishi was VP and General Manager of the Software Defined Datacenter Group at McAfee / Intel. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he was responsible for delivering Intel integrated security solutions for datacenters. Before Intel, Rishi was VP of Product Management for Datacenter and Server security products at McAfee. He launched multiple products to establish McAfee’s leadership in risk & compliance, virtualization, and cloud security. Rishi joined McAfee by way of acquisition in 2009 (Solidcore, Enterprise Security Startup). At Solidcore, he was responsible for Product Management and Strategy. As one of the early employees and member of the leadership team, he was instrumental in defining the company's product strategy and growing the business.


Rishi has over a dozen patents in Computer Security and holds a B. S. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Rishi is passionate about innovative technologies and industry trends and serves as an active advisor to multiple startups in Silicon Valley and India.

Christopher Crowley

Christopher Crowley, a senior SANS instructor and course author for SANS courses in Managing Security Operations and MGT535 Incident Response Team Management, holds multiple certifications. He received the SANS 2009 Local Mentor of the Year award for excellence in providing mentor classes to his local community. Chris is a consultant based in Washington, D.C., who has more than 15 years of experience in managing and securing networks. His areas of expertise include network and mobile penetration testing, mobile device deployments, security operations, incident response and forensic analysis.

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