Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: John Pescatore, Hongsun Kim
Type: Video (16 minutes)
Over the last couple of years, the term "Advanced Persistent Threat", or APT, has made its way into the public media stream. Even high-profile companies fall victim to these crafty attacks.
This modern attack is highly targeted and coordinated, making traditional security solutions ineffective. What's more, its main purpose is not to cause temporary damages to the network, but long-term stealth. That is why businesses of all sizes should keep an eye on this phenomenon.
AhnLab, a leading security provider in South Korea, presents an insight on this modern security challenge: What is APT? What are the most effective countermeasures against APT? And what is the best practice for APT defense?
In this program, we answer those questions and more with industry experts - Gartner Research Vice President and Distinguished Analyst,John Pescatore, and AhnLab CEO, Hongsun Kim.
About John Pescatore, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
John Pescatore is a vice president and research fellow in Gartner Research. Mr. Pescatore has 33 years of experience in computer, network and information security.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started and managed security consulting groups.
His previous experience includes 11 years with GTE, as well as employment with NSA and the U.S. Secret Service.
About Hongsun Kim, CEO , AhnLab
As a first-generation computer security expert in Korea, Philip H. Kim has more than 15 years of experience, which is one of his cornerstone assets.
After obtaining his Ph.D. at Purdue University in the United States, Kim started his professional career at Samsung Electronics in 1990 as a senior researcher in the computer business division.
He moved to TSI in 1995 where he assumed the role of vice president in business development.
In 1995, he returned to Korea to build a firewall developer, ISS, currently Secure Soft, which he spearheaded over 10 years through 2004.
Then, he joined UniPoint 2005 that acquired the network security unit of Secure Soft. Kim came aboard AhnLab when it took over the unit in 2006.
Famous for his contagious passion in the online security business, Kim became Chief Technology Officer of AhnLab, Inc. in February 2008 and took the reins of the whole company last October.
Separately, he led the Korea Information Security Industry Association as the second and third chairman from 1999 to 2000. He also taught at Korea University as a part-time professor.