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ITPSC February 2013 Monthly Meeting: Varrow/RSA Security - the Current Threat Landscape

  • 19 Feb 2013
  • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SC State Museum Vista Room


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Please join us for our February 2013 meeting at the SC State Museum's Vista Room.  The SC State Museum is located at 301 Gervais Street in Columbia.

The February meeting will be sponsored by Varrow and presentation by RSA Security.

The Current Threat Landscape: Visibility Drives Detection

In the past few years, a stunning range of government agencies and prominent corporations have succumbed to stealthy, tailored cyber attacks designed to exploit vulnerabilities, disrupt operations and steal valuable information. Clearly current security systems are not up to the task of thwarting these advanced threats, since many of their victims had what they considered state of the art detection and prevention systems. These systems failed to stop or sense the presence of an attack on victims’ networks until the damage was done. When prevention fails all that is left is fast detection and remediation.

RSA Security Analytics is a security solution that helps security analysts detect and investigate threats that are often missed by other security tools. By combining big data security data collection, management, and analytics capabilities with full network and log-based visibility and automated threat intelligence, security analysts can better detect, investigate, and understand threats they could often not easily see or understand before. Ultimately this improved visibility and speed helps organizations reduce an attackers’ free time in their computing environment from weeks to hours, thus dramatically reducing the likely impact of an attack.


Speaker: Jim Hollar is a senior security forensics consultant with RSA Security. Jim has extensive cyber defense experience from professional work as a consulting engineer for Qualys, Forsythe, and IBM ISS. Jim has also taught security at the college level. Jim is a CISSP and holds advanced degrees from the Univ. of Michigan.

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sign-In and Gathering
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Business Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Presentation/Door Prize

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