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What Works for Fannie Mae’s Deputy CISO to Assess/Monitor Third Party Cybersecurity with BitSight

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-10-29 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore


  • Bitsight

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Many recent breaches have exploited security weaknesses in third party vendors and suppliers to attack business and government agencies. During this SANS What Works webinar, the Deputy CISO at Fannie Mae will detail his experience using Bit sight's service to assess the cybersecurity level of third party business partners and vendors, as well as using BitSight for ongoing monitoring of externally visible signs of lapses in security levels.

Join SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore and Chris Porter to hear details on the selection, deployment and experience using BitSight. The webinar will contain a discussion of lessons learned and best practices as well as detail the metrics used to demonstrate the business value gained by a repeatable and ongoing approach for monitoring third party security levels.

Speaker Bio

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.

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