Improving Security Requires Reducing Complexity – Jamie Butler – ESW #165

Jamie Butler is the Tech Lead at Elastic. The vast majority of breaches are not launched by nation states or foreign militaries, but individuals and cyber crime groups with varying degrees of experience, often looking for weaknesses in enterprise systems or processes. One of the primary reasons these actors are successful is the complex web of technologies deployed across enterprise networks by defenders in the search for a security panacea that does not exist. This discussion will focus on ways an organization can reduce complexity and improve security efficiency and scale.

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Guest

Jamie Butler
Jamie Butler
Tech Lead, Elastic Security at Elastic

Jamie Butler is the Technology Lead at Elastic Security, He was formerly the Chief Technology Officer at Endgame, where he led Endgame’s engineering, product, and research teams. Jamie was a computer scientist at the National Security Agency and co-authored the bestseller, “Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel.” He is also a frequent speaker at security conferences and serves as a Review Board member for Black Hat.

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
#HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems
Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance
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