SANS Institute to host Security Operations Center Summit

SANS 2 112SANS Institute, a Bethesda, MD-based information security training organization, recently announced the SANS Security Operations Center (SOC) Summit to take place April 30 – May 1 in Washington D.C. This first-of-its-kind SOC event allows individuals to network and form a much needed information sharing community to solve today’s complex security operations issues. Greater intelligence sharing helps organizations detect and resolve intrusions in a much timelier manner.

Every organization faces the challenge of how to properly monitor and analyze security. At the SOC Summit, professionals and experts will share their experiences with building out their organization’s SOCs. According to summit speaker David Nathans, who wrote the book on building an SOC, “Organizations have a hard time detecting network intrusions, as a result adversaries are lurking undetected and wreaking havoc. By sharing what we have learned through attacks such as Sony, TJ Maxx and Marshalls, and utilizing cyber threat intelligence available from incident response teams, we have the ability to create more effective SOCs and make predictive and accurate assessments of where adversaries will attempt a breach next.”

The SOC Summit is a two-day event focused on helping organizations to create and run an effective security operations center. While most organizations know they need an SOC, they are unaware of how to effectively operate one. The goal of this summit is to arm attendees with the necessary information to help them avoid SOC implementation and operating mistakes.  Attendees will learn about the successful processes and capabilities that other SOCs are using to help create more wins against a variety of threat groups.

The summit brings together some of the industry’s top cyber security and incident response experts. Included among the impressive list of speakers are:

  • Rohan Amin, Ph.D., MD, Global Head of Cyber Security Operations, JPMorgan Chase
  • Craig L. Bowser, Sr., Security Engineer, Dept. of Energy
  • Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, Director – Security Operations Center, Johnson & Johnson
  • Mike Cloppert, CIRT Chief Research Analyst, Lockheed Martin
  • Jack Crook, Senior Incident Handler, General Electric
  • Jim Goddard, Executive Director, Security Monitoring and Incident Response, Kaiser Permanente
  • David Nathans, Product Security Expert, Siemens
  • Nancy Thompson, CISSP, CRISC, Director of Operations, Cyber Risk Defense Center, Cyber Security/Technology Risk Office, Kaiser Permanente

The summit is held in conjunction with an extensive six-day training event which includes the new SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations course. This course will help SOC teams analyze threats and detect anomalies that could indicate cybercriminal behavior. Because an organization can’t have a successful SOC without an incident response team capable of performing network forensics, the training event will also feature the FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics and Incident Response course.

Source: SANS Institute