Security Emergency Preparedness: Planning for the Next (Inevitable) Cyber Attack

Dave Shackleford, SANS Instructor, Founder at Voodoo Security
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These days, information security operations can feel like a constant series of scrambles. One week, it’s a huge dump of credentials. The next, it’s an outbreak of targeted ransomware exploiting a common Windows service. Many organizations are feeling the pressure, and don’t have enough staff and time to catch their breath from one major issue to the next.

We’ll all deal with a variety of “panic” scenarios at some point, but we can improve our responsiveness by leveraging some foundational vulnerability tools and best practices. Whether this means scanning for missing patches or vulnerabilities, looking for possible avenues of credential misuse, or anything in between, vulnerability management can help us shore up our defenses, and find areas of exposure when we need to.

In this on-demand webinar, SANS Instructor, security expert, and Founder of Voodoo Security, Dave Shackleford outlines some examples of “infosec emergencies” that vulnerability management can help with, and provide tips for integrating vulnerability management tools into your response procedures.