Welcome!

News Feed Item

SANS and Carbon Black Announce the Speaker Line-Up for the 2018 SANS Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit

Industry Experts to Share Innovative Threat Hunting Tools and Proven Techniques

BETHESDA, Md., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, and Carbon Black® (Nasdaq: CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced the speaker line-up for the 2018 Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit to be held in New Orleans, September 6-7.

Now in its third year, the Summit brings together prominent security practitioners for two days of in-depth presentations on techniques that can be used to successfully identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting an organization's networks.

"The information security and forensic community now understands that solely relying on reactive incident response processes is not a strategy that improves the security of our network environments," explained Phil Hagen, Summit Co-Chair and a SANS Senior Instructor.  "The inclusion of threat hunting practices has significantly improved our industry's response time by proactively seeking evidence of previously undetected incidents or full-scale breaches."

This year's Summit features an array of top threat hunting practitioners who will share the latest tools, techniques, and procedures they use in their environments on a daily basis to improve their organizations' security posture. Summit speakers include:

  • Rick McElroy, Security Strategist, Carbon Black
  • Josh Pyorre and Andrea Scarfo, Security Research Analysts, Cisco Umbrella
  • Stuart Davis, Associate Partner, X-Force Incident Response & Intel Services (a division of IBM)
  • Mauricio Velazco, Vice President - Threat Management, Blackstone
  • Alissa Torres, Certified Instructor, SANS Institute
  • David Evenden, Senior Vulnerability Exploitation Analyst, CenturyLink
  • Josh Bryant, Cybersecurity Architect, Microsoft
  • Robert Falcone, Threat Researcher, Palo Alto Unit 42

The Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit was created by SANS in collaboration with Carbon Black to specifically address gaps in the security landscape, and Hagen has seen the progress in closing those gaps. "Using the basic definition of threat hunting – leveraging new threat intelligence against existing data stores of evidence -- we see benefits in terms of decreased attacker dwell time, faster and more decisive identification of human- or machine-originated anomalies, and overall improved network hygiene," he said.

Rob Lee, SANS DFIR Curriculum Lead and Summit Co-Chair added, "This summit is unique in that it brings together seasoned hunters and new practitioners to share ideas, techniques, and capabilities that are being discovered.  Hunting is still so new that one of the few places to learn about what works are through events like these.  No one has threat hunting completely figured out yet – summits like these are key to helping spread the word on things both new practitioners and skilled hunters can use in their operations when they get back home."

Immediately following the Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to enhance their training experience by taking one of seven hands-on threat hunting and incident response courses. Courses offered include FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Threat Hunting, FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response, FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence, and more.

To register for the SANS Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit & Training or to obtain additional information about it, including a complete list of speakers and courses, please visit: www.sans.org/u/EuE 

About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates a practitioner's qualifications via over 30 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (www.SANS.org)

About Carbon Black
Carbon Black (Nasdaq: CBLK) is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black serves more than 3,700 customers globally, including 33 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has pioneered multiple endpoint security categories, including application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV). Leveraging its newly introduced big data and analytics cloud platform – the Cb Predictive Security Cloud – Carbon Black solutions enable customers to defend against the most advanced cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-malware attacks. Deployed via the cloud, on premise, or as a managed service, customers use Carbon Black solutions to lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and replace legacy antivirus. For more information, please visit www.carbonblack.com or follow us on Twitter at @CarbonBlack_Inc

2018 © Carbon Black and Predictive Security Cloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of Carbon Black, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Cision View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sans-and-carbon-black-announce-the-speaker-line-up-for-the-2018-sans-threat-hunting--incident-response-summit-300664830.html

SOURCE SANS Institute

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Having been in the web hosting industry since 2002, dhosting has gained a great deal of experience while working on a wide range of projects. This experience has enabled the company to develop our amazing new product, which they are now excited to present! Among dHosting's greatest achievements, they can include the development of their own hosting panel, the building of their fully redundant server system, and the creation of dhHosting's unique product, Dynamic Edge.
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Ge...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 12-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI and Machine Learning to one location.
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, softwar...
ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of computational needs for many industries. Their solutions provide benefits across many environments, such as datacenter deployment, HPC, workstations, storage networks and standalone server installations. ICC has been in business for over 23 years and their phenomenal range of clients include multinational corporations, universities, and small busines...
This sixteen (16) hour course provides an introduction to DevOps, the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will result in an improved ability to design, develop, deploy and operate software and services faster.
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...