Strategy for Active Directory Resilience, XDR Prioritization, and Security Operations – Dave Merkel, Jason Rolleston, Mickey Bresman – ESW #318
Semperis CEO Mickey Bresman sits down with SC Magazine to share practical steps for improving Active Directory resilience in the face of escalating cyberattacks, using real-world examples. With cybercrime costs projected to reach $8 trillion in 2023 and AD being the top target for attackers, organizations must prepare to detect, respond, and recover from AD-based attacks. Learn how InfoSec and IAM teams can operationalize the Gartner "top trending" topic of identity threat detection and response (ITDR) to ward off attackers and take back the advantage.
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Today’s CISOs are laser focused on three imperatives: reducing risk; reducing operational costs, and attracting or retaining top talent. All three priorities are driven by creating a better SOC analyst experience which translates to less time to detect and respond to an attack. In this discussion, we’ll uncover how Extended Detection & Response (XDR) can drastically improve the SOC analyst experience and alleviate CISOs’ top challenges.
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While emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities tend to dominate headlines, criminals often exploit known vulnerabilities to gain access to critical systems and data for nefarious purposes. And with the number of vulnerabilities rising constantly, they can pose significant risk to organizations, especially if defenders don’t know which ones are critical. Learn how Expel is helping to pull back the curtain on how organizations can more effectively prioritize their most critical vulnerabilities.
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As Vice President & General Manager for VMware Carbon Black, Jason is responsible for the Security Business Unit at VMware. Jason is an accomplished business executive with experience across multiple technologies and a passion for cyber security. He has expertise managing businesses at scale while also developing next generation capabilities for adjacent opportunities. Jason joined VMware in 2021 to lead product management for VMware Carbon Black. Prior to VMware, Jason most recently served as Chief Product Officer at Kenna Security where he led product management, product marketing, and business development. Prior to Kenna Security, he was Vice President for Security Operations Products at McAfee, where he was responsible for McAfee’s security operations products, including SIEM, endpoint detection and response, behavioral analytics, and sandboxing. Prior to that, he served as Head of Product Management for Enterprise Routing at Cisco and held several senior positions at Symantec. He holds a B.S. in applied physics and a masters in engineering management from Cornell University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mickey is CEO and co-founder of Semperis, a leading provider of enterprise identity protection, threat research, and incident response services. Among the top three fastest-growing cybersecurity companies in the U.S., according to Inc. 5000, Semperis is widely recognized to offer the industry’s most comprehensive hybrid directory protection.
Beginning his technical career in the Navy, Mickey’s comfort zone is on the front lines helping organizations thwart and respond to cyberattacks. The long-time cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur has an extensive track record of driving revenue growth and scaling organizations across the globe. Prior to founding Semperis, Mickey was CTO at YouCC Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Partner integration company. As a cybersecurity thought leader, Mickey has been quoted or featured in many major publications, including Forbes, CNBC, and others.
Dave Merkel (aka “Merk”) is the co-founder of Expel as well as our Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dave has been involved in the information security field for nearly 30 years, first as a federal agent pursuing cyber criminals in the era of floppy disks and 2400 baud modems, then as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and vice president of products at Mandiant. Following FireEye’s acquisition of Mandiant, Dave served as the global CTO of FireEye.
Before Dave’s 10 years as a solutions provider, he spent another decade as a security practitioner. He got his start as a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, pursuing cyber criminals and conducting digital forensic investigations, and later as head of AOL’s technical security organization. While at AOL, he created and ran the first incident response capability for AOL and Time Warner, managed software security and policy programs, and built technologies for AOL’s security infrastructure.