The security industry is often accused of being reactive instead of proactive, practicing a negative versus a positive security model. Security research is too often used as a defensive method. But the fact is that an aggressive security research approach can actually be a proactive tool to improve your security posture. Traditionally, enterprises only learn the details of an attack after it occurs, but security research can alert you to the next new attack vector before you are the victim. It can teach you to think like the attackers do. In this presentation you will learn how security research can be a proactive tool for protection. This includes what researchers have to know and where they should go to stay abreast of the latest threats. Stop being reactive to the next attack or threat and learn how to be proactive.
About Matthew Harkrider
Tasked with creating and driving product direction for Alert Logic’s Threat Manager Product Line. Coordinating projects between Development and Operations, assist in creating internal and external communications for product enhancements and releases, create product development strategy and testing plans, interface with customers and create projects to improve existing product design.