ISSA-NOVA October 2014 – New World Disorder: Attackers are virtual, global and mobile. If you can’t beat ’em, join ‘em

 M Sutton Featuring Michael Sutton, Vice President of Security Research at Zscalar, speaking onNew World Disorder: Attackers are virtual, global and mobile. If you can’t beat ’em, join ‘em
Technology is changing at a rapid pace and attackers are keeping up. Unfortunately, enterprise security is not. Enterprise security teams are tasked with finding solutions for mobile employees living in a post PC era. In this new paradigm, end users leverage personal devices where business and personal data is commingled and shared via cloud based services. As a result, enterprises must now protect devices, networks and data that they no longer fully control. Whether permitting employee owned smartphones to access corporate resources or embracing the cloud, scalability is at an all time high, while control is at an all time low.Attackers have not missed this trend. They are targeting end users, exploiting weaknesses in mobile apps and easily bypassing traditional security controls with advanced malware. Attackers do not have to adhere to budgets and justify project plans. As such, they are nimble and their techniques continually evolve. For enterprises, staying a step ahead in this cat-and-mouse game is becoming a monumental challenge. Historical security solutions such as host based anti-virus and URL filtering simply cannot in isolation defend against the dynamic attacks that have become the norm.

In this talk, we will walk through a variety of real-world attacks to illustrate the emerging threats that we face today. We’ll then explore how SaaS based security can be a potential solution to protect mobile users on a disparate collection of devices.

*Added Extra*

MACH37 New Technology Profiles:

Bijoti – Turnkey appliance to implement compliance requirements

Syncurity – Automation and process management for incident response activities

FireDrillMe – SaaS platform that mimics local network to train teams on incident response

Date: Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Time: Doors Open at 5:30 PM; Meeting Starts at 6:15 PM
Location: Oracle, 1910 Oracle Way, Reston, VA 20190
Special Note: Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder to attend. Photo ID Required for facility entry.
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Michael Sutton is an experienced security executive with a history of delivering pragmatic insight into security issues and developing solutions to address them with leading organizations, including Hewlett-Packard, SPI Dynamics, VeriSign and iDefense.As Zscaler’s Vice President of Security Research, Sutton leads Zscaler ThreatLabZ, the security research team responsible for researching emerging topics in web security and developing innovative security controls. Sutton earned his MS in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University and his Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Alberta. Sutton is the co-author “Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerabilities,” an Addison-Wesley publication, and a regular speaker at Black Hat and Defcon.