“Insider Threat Prevention: The good, the bad, and the ugly”
WHO: Bill Munroe, VP/marketing, Verdasys
WHAT: Information Systems Security Association address. "Insider Threat Prevention: The good, the bad, and the ugly"
WHEN: Sept. 13, 2012, noon
WHERE: ISSA South Texas Chapter (Houston) meeting: Houston Engineering & Scientific Society Club, 5430 Westheimer at Yorktown
The privileged user is granted extraordinary rights to access sensitive applications and information, but distinguishing unauthorized from legitimate activities is very difficult when a user has all the required credentials and access rights to sensitive data. Worse yet, personal webmail, social media, and purpose-built outlets (i.e. WikiLeaks) provide insiders the ability to anonymously compromise information more efficiently than ever before. Deterring the insider threat requires total visibility and control of a privileged user’s activities in their full risk context, without limiting or impeding legitimate uses. In this presentation, Bill Munroe, Vice President of Marketing at Verdasys, will analyze some highly publicized data theft cases and utilize customer best practices to offer organizations in the oil and natural gas industry and beyond a view into successful and cost-effective programs that successfully mitigate the risk of insider threats, including lessons they all learned in the process of developing data security programs.
ABOUT the speaker
Bill Munroe is Vice President, Marketing at Verdasys. He served as a product management executive and marketing executive in the security software industry for more than 15 years prior to joining Verdasys. He directed both product marketing and product management at OpenPages, Inc. a leader in Risk Management, Governance and Compliance software solutions, and has held marketing and product management positions at Avidyne, Netegrity, Sybase and EMC.
Verdasys (Twitter: @Verdasys_Inc) provides Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions and managed services that secure sensitive data and assures the integrity of business processes that enable midsize and global businesses to successfully compete in collaborative and mobile environments. Digital Guardian, recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention, is a proven technology platform that provides complete policy-based data lifecycle monitoring, classification, forensics, and control on endpoints and servers; virtual machines and enterprise applications; networks; mobile devices; and cloud environments. Digital Guardian protects IP and regulated data from compromise by insiders, contractors, partners, and targeted cyber attacks.