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WhatWorks in Maintaining Deep Security and Enabling Detection and Response Across Data Center and Cloud Apps

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (2020-11-24 18:00:00 UTC)
  • David John Fernandez, John Pescatore


  • ExtraHop

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Business use of multiple cloud services has continued to grow. And security operations have been pushed to extend security visibility, detection and response capabilities to the cloud, while retaining an integrated view across cloud and on-premises systems and networks. One effective and efficient way of achieving this visibility is for network operations and security operations to use common tools that support the views and insight into both performance issues and security-relevant changes and anomalies.

During this SANS WhatWorks webcast, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore interviews D.J. Fernandez, IT Security Engineer at Grand Canyon Education, to gain Fernandezs insight into the business justification for advanced network detection and response (NDR) capabilities and the key evaluation factors that resulted in the election and deployment of ExtraHop's Reveal(x) platform to increase visibility into network traffic to secure Grand Canyon's business and customer systems.

Join Pescatore and Fernandez to hear details on Fernandezs selection, deployment and experience using ExtraHop. The webcast includes a discussion of lessons learned and best practices and gives you the opportunity to ask questions to get deeper insight.

Speaker Bios

David John Fernandez

David-John is an IT Security Engineer for Grand Canyon Education. In his free time he enjoys reading cyber security news, investigating security incidents, and jumping into his own security projects. David-John also believes in the concept of continual growth for security professionals through shared knowledge and a feedback-oriented approach to IT security—via hands-on and theoretical experiences and discussions.

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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