Key Learning Points
- Understand the different adversaries and their motives
- Learn about the latest Tactics Techniques and Procedures of the adversaries.
- Understanding of the Cyber Battlefield specifically with the Cyber Crime Eco-System
- Using the anatomy of an attack as a framework for understanding your strengths and weaknesses
- Learn about the tightly woven lifecycle between the attacker and defender
As company networks continue to grow in size and volume, cyber-attacks also continue to grow in sophistication which makes it very difficult for organizations to defend their critical assets, often times merely reacting to the threats as they occur. One report states that 78% of large organizations were attacked by an unauthorized outsider in the last year. We are losing the cyber battle.
To successfully defend our cyber assets whether from a Nation State or Organized Crime companies need to understand the attacker and defender lifecycle. A proper defensive posture requires a company to have an understanding of their adversaries, of the battlefield and of their own strengths and weaknesses. This presentation will break down the phases of the attacker and defender life cycle with an overview of the adversary’s tactics, techniques and procedures which are then synthesized with a real world use case.
About Anthony K Giandomenico
Experienced Information Security Executive, Evangelist, Entrepreneur and Mentor with over 18 years of experience. In his current position at Fortinet he is focused on delivering knowledge, tools and methodologies to properly demonstrate advanced threat concept and defense strategy using a practical approach to security. Anthony works closely with FortiGuard Labs and Fortinet System Engineering to respond to advanced threats as they break – and proactively plan beforehand.
He has presented, trained and mentored on various security concepts and strategies at many conferences, trade shows and media outlets including a weekly appearance on KHON2-TV morning news “Tech Buzz” segment and Technology News Bytes on OC16, providing monthly security advice.
Mr. Giandomenico founded and managed Secure DNA Inc. a global security consulting company focused on protecting critical infrastructures such as financial institutions, hospitals, and government agencies. As a consultant Anthony provided expertise in many areas including security program development, defensive strategies, incident response and forensics procedures, security assessments, penetration testing, and security operations.
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