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Exploiting IT Analytics to Create a ‘Human Layer’ Security Initiative

Wednesday, August 5th, join FireMon at Black Hat for their sponsored workshop. There are four workshop times: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:50 pm and 3:00 pm.

This workshop will discuss the final understanding and verification of a security incident that ultimately requires human interpretation and decision. Over the past 15-20 years the industry has invested billions in pursuit of automated security layers (e.g. firewalls, endpoint protection, intrusion detection), but attempts at automating the human interaction part of the process have fallen short. Instead of providing definitive answers to offload our already overburdened teams, system-generated false positives add more work.

Increasing complexity - driven by cloud/mobile centric architectures and infrastructures that are dynamic by design (e.g. SDN, cloud) - will create a new class of challenges for both automated and human layers of IT security. FireMon refers to this new class as ‘Unknowns.’

In this interactive session, they will examine and demonstrate a new data discovery paradigm and class of data analytics, specifically for the human layer of IT security. The technology’s inventor will share his perspective on the ‘human layer’ technical requirements and his vision for the future. The workshop will include a live demonstration and a chance to take a test drive.

For more information visit Black Hat.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder and partner at Cognitio Corp and publsher of CTOvision.com