Breakout Session I

The Value of Threat Intelligence on Cyber Security

Lee Waskevich
Chief Security Architect, (CCIE 7764) ePlus Technology

Lee is Chief Security Architect with ePlus Technology. His duties include got-to-market strategy for information security & consulting solutions. He has numerous years of experience in working across both the enterprise/commercial and public sector customer environments across a variety of information technology disciplines. He holds CCIE certifications in route/switch, security, and wireless disciplines along with CISSP and GCIH designations.

Program Summary:
A new approach to operational security models is needed. Too much sensitive data is being lost and that places enterprises at grave risk. This session will focus on how the introduction and utilization of commercial threat intelligence feeds and services can sharpen an organization’s security focus, help prioritize enterprise security spend and transition security operations from reactive to proactive. The discussion describes a sensitive data centric approach to security that is fine-tuned to the actual, real threats aimed at specific organizations. The result of this approach provides a direct link between threat intelligence and organizational risk mitigation. Early identification and response to real threats now contextualizes and validates┬áprevious “what-if” scenarios and allows for targeted calculation of risk that can be used to align the business, budget, and operational responses.

Program Objectives:
Attendees will learn the background and maturity of threat intelligence technology. We will explore how introduction of threat intelligence to existing information security controls can provide enhanced protection and increased risk mitigation. Discussions on community sharing, public/private sector sharing, and operationalizing of threat data will be presented with suggestions on how to get started in your organization.