Security: Creating Pain without Causing Pain

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Security can be a daunting challenge for organizations, but it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to make life very painful for attackers while at the same time not causing pain for your IT department.

Technology is all around us and keeps evolving on a daily basis. If technology evolves fast, so do threats. Every year, they’re becoming more frequent and more sophisticated. Threat prevention needs to recognize not only known threats, but unknown as well to be secure. In this session we’ll cover the importance of the principle of least-privilege, network segmentation with visibility, and threat prevention versus detection.

Biography:Jeff Engel

Jeff Engel is a Security Engineer in the Wisconsin region with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Jeff was born and raised in Tomah, Wisconsin where he graduated in 1996.  He then attended and graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2000.  He has now been with Check Point Software for two years and before that spent 13 years cutting his teeth in traditional IT.  Jack of all trades, master of none…Check Point was only a portion of his responsibilities.  He also has experience with VMware, F5, Windows, Linux, Datacenter design, TSM, vendor relations, project management, and more.

February 17, 2016