Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: Lawrence Orans, David Scruggs, Michelle Stewart
Type: Audio/Slides (39 minutes)
Despite billions of dollars being invested in security technologies each year, threats continue to evade conventional defenses, compromising sensitive data and wreaking havoc on enterprise networks. Innovations like mobile devices and cloud computing make threat detection incident response even more complicated. Today's organizations must take a defense-in-depth approach to security and internal network visibility must be a cornerstone of the strategy. But what's the best way to gain that visibility and the threat intelligence needed to detect advanced cyber-attacks.
In this program leading expert from Gartner, Lancope and the American Cancer Society address that question and more. You'll also learn how to move past perimeter and signature-based strategies to fortify your company's network defenses.
About Lawrence Orans, Research Director, Gartner
Lawrence Orans focuses on network security research. He assists chief information security officers and other security professionals in developing network-based strategies for mitigating security threats. His recent research notes and presentations have addressed vulnerabilities in the Internet infrastructure and how enterprises can mitigate these risks. Other research highlights BYOD security challenges and strategies for protecting against advanced targeted threats. With his 15 years at Gartner, Mr. Orans has nearly 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He has held systems engineering positions with IBM, 3Com and Bay Networks, where he helped customers migrate from SNA to TCP/IP networks.
Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, Mr. Orans held systems engineering positions at IBM, 3Com and Bay Networks (via Wellfleet Communications), where he worked with enterprises on designing and implementing secure network infrastructures.
About David Scruggs, VP of Sales for North
Bringing over ten years of experience with leading technology companies, David Scruggs is the VP of North American Sales for Lancope. In his current role, Scruggs is responsible for all Commercial, Government, Channels and Pre Sales Engineering in the United States and Canada. Prior to this role, Scruggs excelled as the Director of U.S. Commercial Sales for Lancope and achieved dramatic sales growth as Lancope's Major Account Manager in the Southeast, focused exclusively on the Fortune 1000.
Previously Scruggs served for 3 years as an Account Manager for Internet Security Systems (ISS). During his tenure, he successfully delivered a broad array of security products and services to the large enterprise market. Before ISS, he spent 6 years with IBM and an IBM partner. Scruggs holds a BBA in Management degree from Georgia State University.
About Michelle Stewart, Senior Director IT
Security & Governance, American Cancer Society
Michelle Stewart, CGEIT, CISSP, is Senior Director of Security and Governance for the American Cancer Society. Michelle is responsible for IT Risk Management, Security Operations and IT Compliance, and serves as co-leader of ITIL process adoption. She oversees policy and procedure development in addition to compliance testing and remediation, incident detection and handling and management of security technologies. Michelle has worked in technology for 20 years, and has an MSMIS with security concentration from Nova Southeastern University.