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2017 Cybersecurity Trends: Aiming Ahead of the Target to Increase Security

  • Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore and Chris Carlson
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Overview

Attackers are always changing their methods, but some cybersecurity trends are clear--and identifying these trends will help security professionals plan for addressing these issues in the coming year.

Attacks will continue, and many will be successful. While security professionals should try to prevent a breach, it's far more critical to uncover breaches quickly and mitigate damage.

Another significant trend for 2017: expanding current security measures to better protect data in the cloud and to address the security shortcomings of the Internet of Things.

Even while fighting daily security fires, security managers can expect boards of directors to show more interest in their efforts. Board members are keenly aware that breaches can be high-profile catastrophes for companies, and they are also concerned that the organizations they oversee are in compliance with new and more stringent regulations.

This webcast will cover the latest and best security hygiene and common success patterns that will best keep your organization off the "Worst Breaches of 2017" lists.

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Speaker Bios

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, 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 voice systems "and the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cyber security, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and remains an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.


Chris Carlson

Chris Carlson is vice president of Product Management at Qualys, where he is in charge of the product definition, road map and strategy for the Cloud Agent Platform. During his 20-plus-year career in the infosec industry, Carlson has attained expertise in multiple areas, ranging from firewalls, VPNs and intrusion prevention systems to real-time event processing, security analytics and next-generation endpoint platforms. Prior to joining Qualys, he held product management positions at venture-funded startups and leading software vendors, including Hexis Cyber Solutions (WatchGuard), Informatica and Trustwave, and held security architecture roles at UBS and at Booz Allen Hamilton.

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