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Behind the Curve? Getting Started on Endpoint Security Maturity

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-09-30 17:00:00 UTC)
  • G. Mark Hardy, Dwayne Melancon


  • Tripwire, Inc.

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How mature is your endpoint security? If you aren't sure, chances are there's room for improvement. This is a fast-changing area of security, partly because the definition of "endpoint" itself keeps expanding. Over the years, we've had to add laptops, phones and tablets to the list, but today we also have virtual machines and point-of-sale terminals, and right around the corner there's the Internet of Things.

One of the best ways to improve security is to employ a maturity model, and now the SANS Institute has devised one specifically addressing endpoint security.

In this webcast, G. Mark Hardy of the SANS Institute and Dwayne Melancon of Tripwire will explain the benefits of adopting a security maturity model -- benefits that extend beyond improved security. They will discuss how having a security maturity model specifically tailored for endpoints can help you better secure some of the weakest links in any organization.

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Speaker Bios

G. Mark Hardy

G. Mark Hardy, SANS analyst and certified instructor, is an internationally recognized expert in information security planning and policy development, management of security assessment and penetration teams, data encryption and authentication, software development and strategic planning for e-commerce. He has spoken at more than 250 events worldwide and has served government, military and commercial clients for more than 30 years. Founder of National Security Corporation and CardKill, Inc., G. Mark is a retired U.S. Navy Captain whose credentials include bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics, master's degrees in business administration and strategic studies, and the GSLC, CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.

Dwayne Melancon

Dwayne Melancon is Tripwire's chief technology officer, responsible for leading the company's long-term product strategy to meet the evolving data security needs of global enterprises. With more than 25 years of security software experience, Melancon has spearheaded numerous initiatives during his tenure, including executive responsibility for business development, professional services and support, information systems and marketing. Prior to joining Tripwire, Melancon held leadership roles at DirectWeb, Inc., Symantec Corporation and Fifth Generation Systems, Inc. He holds ITIL and CISA certifications, and is a frequent speaker at national and regional industry events.

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