SANS Institute To Host the Industry's First Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

 SANS Institute To Host the Industry's First Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 26, 2013

Top Security Experts from Mandiant, Lockheed Martin, Delta Risk and More Join
Forces to Raise Awareness of Cyber Threat Intelligence

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --SANS Institute today
announced it will host the industry's first cyber threat intelligence summit,
March 22 in Washington, D.C. The What Works in Cyber Threat Intelligence
Summit is a one-of-a-kind knowledge sharing event that brings together some of
the industry's top security experts including those who pioneered the notion
of using information about ones adversaries to improve an organization's
computer network defense.

Cyber threat intelligence means knowing who your adversaries are,
understanding what they know, and knowing what to do with this information
once you have it. The goal of the summit is to help attendees learn more about
the tools, methodologies and processes available so they can move forward and
benefit from cyber threat intelligence.

"The stakes associated with a cyber attack are getting higher as our
adversaries become increasingly smarter and more aggressive. Threat
intelligence can be a force multiplier as organizations look to update their
security programs and defenses to deal with increasingly sophisticated
advanced persistent threats," said Mike Cloppert, SANS Cyber Threat
Intelligence lead and CIRT Chief Research Analyst with Lockheed Martin. "For
those who are serious about cyber defense, this is a must attend event and a
rare opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in security."

The keynote presentation will be delivered by Greg Rattray, Delta Risk LLC,
(retired) 8th U.S. Air Force Colonel who coined the term "APT" and introduced
many organizations to this domain. He will be joined by other top security
professionals as they share lessons they have learned, including Rick Holland,
Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, Shane Huntley, the Threat Analysis Group
at Google, Aaron Wade, General Electric CIRT, Mike Gordon, the CIRT Senior
Manager at Lockheed Martin, Richard Bejtlich, CSO from MANDIANT, Rocky
DeStefano, Visible Risk, Adam Meyers, CrowdStrike, and John Ramsey from Dell

Agenda highlights for the Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit will include:

  oThe Evolution of Cyber Threats and Cyber Threat Intelligence (keynote
  oBest Practices in Creating, Delivering, and Utilizing Cyber Threat
    Intelligence for your Organization
  oBuilding and Operating a Cyber Threat Intelligence Organization
  oCreating Threat Intelligence: Tools to Manage and Leverage Active Threat
  oExpert CTI Solutions Panel: Delivering Actionable Cyber Threat
    Intelligence as a Solution

For more information on SANS' Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit including panel
and discussion overviews and a complete list of industry presenters, or to
register for the event, please visit:

About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute ( was established in 1989 as a cooperative
research and education organization.SANS is the most trusted, and by far the
largest, source for world-class information security training and security
certification in the world.GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a
certification body featuring over 20 hands-on, technical certifications in
information security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec
community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; and
it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm
Center.At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied
global organizations from corporations to universities working together to
help the entire information security community.


Contact: Julie Akstin-Dearing, JABB Communications for SANS,, +1-713-201-9000
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