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WikiLeaks' Release of CIA Hacking Tools: What Security Professionals Need to Know

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT (2017-04-26 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Rick McElroy, Jake Williams


  • Carbon Black

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WikiLeaks recently published thousands of documents they acquired from the CIA, describing in detail the tools and techniques they these use to hack into computers and connected devices around the world. Now that these capabilities are informing cyberattackers everywhere, every security professional will need to take measures to protect their data and their systems, especially in the area of endpoint security.

On Wednesday, April 26th, join SANS Institute and Carbon Black for a live webinar. Learn how this leak impacts your organization, and what you need to do today to shore up your defenses.

You'll learn:

  • What is Vault 7 is and what did we learn from it?
  • How will attackers start using new non-malware attacks and other leaked techniques?
  • What can next-generation antivirus do to protect against these attacks?
  • What other recommended precautions should cybersecurity professionals take

Speaker Bios

Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a SANS analyst, senior SANS instructor, course author and designer of several NetWars challenges for use in SANS' popular, "gamified" information security training suite. Jake spent more than a decade in information security roles at several government agencies, developing specialties in offensive forensics, malware development and digital counterespionage. Jake is the founder of Rendition InfoSec, which provides penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response, expertise in cloud data exfiltration, and the tools and guidance to secure client data against sophisticated, persistent attacks on-premises and in the cloud.

Rick McElroy

Rick McElroy, security strategist for Carbon Black, has 19 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. He has provided security services positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in several industries, including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud-computing, and higher education.

McElroy's experience ranges from penetration testing to building and leading security operations and security program management. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CSIM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). As a United States Marine, McElroy's work included physical security and counter-terrorism services.

Rick is a fierce advocate for privacy and security who believes education and innovation are the keys to improving the security landscape

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