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World-Class Cyber Security Operations

  • Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT (14:30:00 UTC)
  • Carson Zimmerman
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Todays Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs) should have everything they need to mount a competent defense of the ever-changing IT enterprise: a vast array of sophisticated detection and prevention technologies, a virtual sea of cyber intelligence reporting, and access to an exploding workforce of talented IT professionals. Yet most CSOCs continue to fall short in keeping the adversary even the unsophisticated attacker-- out of the enterprise. Why is this? In this talk, Mr. Zimmerman will offer some observations on what it takes to operate and evolve a CSOC in the modern IT enterprise. He will present ten fundamental qualities of an effective CSOC that cut across elements of people, process, and technology.

Speaker Bio

Carson Zimmerman

Carson Zimmerman has been working in cyber security operations for 15 years.†In his current role, he is a Senior Security Engineering Lead at Microsoft.†In his previous role, at The MITRE Corporation, Carson served as a Principal Cyber Security Engineer, specializing in CSOC architecture and CSOC consulting.†His experiences as a CSOC analyst and engineer led Carson to author Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center, which can be downloaded for free at†He received a BS in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Information Systems from George Mason University.†Carsonís past speaking engagements include SANS Summits, BlueHat, Shmoocon, and various ISAC conferences.

Carson spends his spare time enjoying the Pacific Northwest with his family, and as an avid amateur photographer.

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