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What's Next in Automation Support: Part 2 of the SANS Automation and Integration Survey

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT (2019-03-21 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Barbara Filkins, Matt Bromiley, Emily Laufer, Nick Tausek


  • D3 Security
  • LogRhythm
  • Mcafee LLC
  • Swimlane
  • ThreatConnect

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In this second installment of a two-part webcast, attendees will dig deeper to learn how they can overcome their challenges and enhance their automation programs. This webcast will provide actionable advice for next steps in meeting the challenges and achieving the benefits of security automation.

Discussion will focus on:

  • Respondents top requirements for automating security operations center (SOC) and incident response (IR) tasks
  • Key activities supported by automation
  • Enhancements achieved by automation
  • Best practices

Click here to register for the Part 1 webcast, held on Tuesday, March 19 at 1 PM Eastern. That webcast provides the basis for this webcast, including the types of activities being automated, implementation of automation and challenges associated with automating SOC and IR functions.

Be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Analyst Program Research Director Barbara Filkins, with advice from SANS Analyst and Incident Response Expert Matt Bromiley

Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barbara Filkins, SANS Analyst Program Research Director, holds several SANS certifications, including the GSEC, GCIH, GCPM, GLEG and GICSP, the CISSP, and an MS in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. She has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Barbara focuses on issues related to automation—privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, plus the legal aspects of enforcing information security in today’s mobile and cloud environments, particularly in the health and human services industry, with clients ranging from federal agencies to municipalities and commercial businesses.

Matt Bromiley

Matt Bromiley is a SANS digital forensics and incident response (IR) instructor, teaching FOR508 Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics and SANS FOR572 Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response. He is also an IR consultant at a global IR and forensic analysis company, combining experience in digital forensics, log analytics, and incident response and management. His skills include disk, database, memory and network forensics; incident management; threat intelligence and network security monitoring. Matt has worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes, from multinational conglomerates to small, regional shops. He is passionate about learning, teaching and working on open source tools.

Emily Laufer

Emily Laufer is a product marketing manager at LogRhythm. In this role, she works closely with the product teams to develop technical content on LogRhythm's NextGen SIEM Platform, with a primary focus on the SOAR feature set. Emily is responsible for driving product strategy, conducting competitive analysis, market research and serving as a product evangelist. With a background in project management, Emily began working at LogRhythm in 2015 on the RFP Team and served as lead RFP specialist prior to joining product marketing. Emily holds a degree in religious studies from University of Colorado.

Nick Tausek

Nick Tausek is a security research engineer at Swimlane from Las Vegas, Nevada. He primarily grew up in Rhode Island but has lived in Japan, Louisiana, Colorado and Kentucky before finding his home in the desert. Prior to his position at Swimlane, Nick held a number of roles related to information security analysis and DevOps on various contracts in a wide variety of industries, from military and government to private sector and nonprofit.

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