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What Works in Threat Prevention: Detecting and Stopping Attacks more Accurately and Quickly with Threatstop

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-05-26 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Kenneth Compres, John Pescatore


  • ThreatSTOP

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Press coverage tends to focus on breaches companies that have failed to protect their business systems and sensitive customer data. However, many enterprises have invested in improved processes, more advanced security products and threat-driven prioritization approaches to show immediate and measurable increases in both the effectiveness and the efficiency of their security programs.

During this SANS What Works webcast, Ken Compres of - Hillsborough Community College District will provide details of his deployment of Threatstop to enable continuous protection from advanced targeted attacks, supporting faster and more accurate detection, reduced impact and demonstrating benefits to increased integrity and availability of critical business processes.

Join SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore and Ken Compres to hear details on the selection, deployment and experience using Threatstop. The webcast will contain a discussion of lessons learned and best practices as well as detail the metrics used to demonstrate the value of Threatstop.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore (moderator) is the director emerging security trends for the SANS Institute. A former vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, Pescatore has over 30 years of experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining Gartner, he was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems and a security engineer for the U.S. Secret Service and the National Security Agency.

Kenneth Compres

Kenneth Compres is the Sr. Information Security and Integrations Engineer at Hillsborough Community College. Ken also serves as an associate professor of Cybersecurity at Mercy College and Bloomfield College in New York. At Bloomfield College, he serves as the subject matter expert for curriculum development for cybersecurity, information assurance and security programs. Mr. Compres developed the current disaster recovery plan for the Department of Veteran's Affairs in New York Harbor, New York. He has also developed several "code behind" for security monitoring at the VA Hospital in New York.

Mr. Compres has several research publications in IEEE (IT Governance, Compliance and Auditing Curriculum--A Pedagogical Perspective). He holds a Master of Science with a concentration in cybersecurity from Mercy College, and a Masters in Digital Forensics from the University of South Florida. He earned a Global Security Leadership Certificate (GSLC), and is a Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator, Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker, Network+, Security+, A+, CCENT. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science from NOVA. He has been a guest speaker in New York's Security in the Workplace (2010, 2011), FireEye's Changing the Security Landscape, Orlando 2015, Information Security today. His most recent publication was published by Hillsborough Community College "Managing your digital footprint" October of 2012.

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