The New Frontier: Why Traditional, Signature Based Defenses Don't Work

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Despite bold claims and billions of dollars invested, legacy protections like traditional and next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, anti-virus, and Web gateways no longer stop advanced malware or targeted APT attacks. These systems rely too heavily on signatures, known patterns of misbehavior, and reputation to be effective at accurately identifying and blocking advanced targeted attacks. This leaves a gaping hole in network defenses that remain vulnerable to today's new breed of cyber-attacks.

During this webcast, our speakers, Nicholas J. Percoco and Joshua Goldfarb, will review:

  • How traditional technology has been victimized and bypassed by today's cyber attacks
  • How you can stay ahead of todays sophisticated, targeted, persistent threats
  • The integration of Rapid7 InsightUBA (formerly UserInsight) with FireEye Threat Analytics Platform™

The webcast consists of a presentation and time for questions. As an attendee of this webcast, you’re eligible for 1 CPE credit.

Speaker Information:

Nicholas J. Percoco is vice president of strategic services at Rapid7 and leads a team that advises customers on how to mitigate and respond to threats using data-driven analysis to empower more relevant, timely and impactful decisions. Nicholas has presented security research with a focus on custom malware, mobile devices and data breach trends to audience all over the world including a Keynote at RSA 2013, TEDx Naperville, and eight previous talks at DEF CON. He also enjoys running the THOTCON hacking conference in Chicago. Prior to joining Rapid7, he ran SpiderLabs at Trustwave and security practices at both VeriSign and Internet Security Systems.

Joshua Goldfarb is the Chief Security Strategist of the Enterprise Forensics Group at FireEye and has more than a decade of experience building, operating, and running security operations centers. Previously, Goldfarb served as Chief of Analysis for US-CERT, where he built and subsequently ran the network, physical media, and malware analysis/forensics capabilities. Goldfarb holds both a B.A in physics and an M.Eng. in operations research and information engineering from Cornell University.

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