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Friday, May 9 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Keynote: Michael Davis - Using Hackers’ Own Methods & Tools to Defeat Persistent Adversaries - (K2)

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In today's world of advanced cyber threats, security professionals need to implement new methods and strategies to gain the upper hand in protecting their business. Thinking like an attacker isn't really good enough. However, incorporating hacker methodologies & tools will give security teams the situational awareness and intelligence needed to respond quickly to new & previously unknown threats.

The security industry is changing. For some, it's a good thing, and for others, they're watching their antiquated ways of failing to prevent exploits become irrelevant for smart security teams.

Why? For starters, attackers are eating traditional technologies for breakfast. Hackers are more sophisticated, and already have volumes of intel on you and your company, including the technologies deployed to defend your infrastructure. Second, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to simply rely on 'building a bigger wall,' because you cannot defend against persistency.

A fundamentally different security mindset is needed to address well-organized, well-funded, and sophisticated attackers who focus squarely on circumventing your defenses. This includes using attacker technology and tools against the attackers, incorporating the same stealth techniques that attackers use into your defenses, leveraging forensics at the point of
attack to understand what you are dealing with, and using analytics to understand attacker behavior to draw conclusions on specific areas of your systems that require attention.

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Frank Quinn

Information Security Pro,
Infosec topics, & the evolution of technology in general.... " Yeah Baby ! " | Defensive Specialist + student of, & experimenter with, Virtualization labs, Private Cloud, & Infosec techniques, tools, & practices. Love SANS & BSides, especially Boston. My strategy in a nutshell: "Patch your Apps & O.S.'s, Limit Admin acct use, Reduce attack surfaces, Scan for vuln's & remediate. Identify & backup critical data offsite, White-list Apps! Rinse... Read More →

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Michael Davis

CTO, CounterTack
As CounterTack’s CTO, Michael Davis is responsible for driving the advancement of CounterTack’s revolutionary endpoint security platform, as well as leveraging his visionary approach to push defenders ahead of attackers. Davis has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading authorities on information technology. The list of organizations that rely on his council includes AT&T, Sears, Exelon, and the US Department of... Read More →

Friday May 9, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Keynote Theater 1 Memorial Dr #1, Cambridge, MA 02142

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