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WhatWorks in Application Security: How to Detect and Remediate Application Vulnerabilities and Block Attacks with Contrast Security

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM EST (2018-12-12 15:30:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Joshua Bentley


  • Contrast Security

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The number of applications being developed and deployed to meet business needs continues to increase, while agile development methodologies drives the shortening of development cycles and testing time. These factors are driving increases in application-level vulnerabilities that are quickly detected and exploited by adversaries. Traditional approaches for dynamic and stations application security testing are often too slow to meet the accelerated pace of today's business environment and don't provide any way to protect vulnerable applications until they can be patched.

During this SANS WhatWorks webcast, Josh Bentley, Application Security Manager at Liberty Mutual, will provide details of his selection and deployment of Contrast Security to enable discovery and inventory of application vulnerabilities and the use of Runtime Application Self Protection (RASP) to shield business critical applications awaiting patching. Join SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore and Josh to hear details on the selection, deployment and experience using Contrast Security. The webcast will contain a discussion of lessons learned and best practices as well as detail the metrics used to demonstrate the value of improved application security and faster security response.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Joshua Bentley

Joshua Bentley is an Application Security Manager at Liberty Mutual.

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