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How Networks are Getting Hacked: The Evolution of Network Security - Omar Santos (TakeDownCon Rocket City 2014) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

How Networks are Getting Hacked: The Evolution of Network Security - Omar Santos

This presentation will cover how network and internet security is evolving. No matter how big your organization is, the possibility of having your network hacked is now higher than ever. This presentation will discuss how the attack landscape is changing and how large scale cyber-espionage campaigns have been pwning networks for years. People always think of nation-state hacks against large defense contractors, big government offices, and profile financial institutions, but anyone can be a victim. This presentation will also cover how organizations mature in their security strategy to try to maintain a good security posture, but in a lot of cases are unsuccessful.

Bio: Omar Santos is a Senior Incident Manager of Cisco’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) where he mentors and lead engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of security vulnerabilities in all Cisco products. Omar has over 17 years of experience (13 at Cisco) working with information technology and cyber security. Omar has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government. Prior to his current role, he was a technical leader within the World Wide Security Practice and Cisco’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC), where he taught, led, and mentored many engineers within both organizations. Omar is an active member of the security community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives and standard bodies. His active role helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants that are dedicated to increasing the security of the critical infrastructure. Omar is the author of four books, numerous whitepapers, articles, and security configuration guidelines and best practices. Omar has also delivered numerous technical presentations at conferences and to Cisco customers and partners; as well as many C-level executive presentations to many organizations.

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