Despite years of headlines, many businesses today are under-invested and ill-prepared to handle modern DDoS attacks. Many wrongly believe they are not being targeted by DDoS attacks, and are in fact experiencing outages due to DDoS attacks that are being attributed to equipment failures or operational error because the companies lack DDoS visibility and defense. Still more rely on existing, more traditional, security devices such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS), or a single layer of protection from their ISP or content delivery network (CDN). In each case, these businesses are exposed and only partially protected. Firewalls and IPS are stateful devices that are often targets of DDoS attacks, while cloud-only or CDN protection does not provide adequate protection for critical business applications.

Join this web conference to understand exactly how the stakes have changed, and what it means for the assumptions organizations have been making with regard to protecting the availability of their business-critical websites, services and applications. In light of the recent attacks, we will expose the multiple attack vectors of the Mirai IoT botnet and provide best practices for mitigation.

In this web conference you will learn:
• About the evolution of DDoS attacks
• The implications for DDoS defense
• Current best practices in DDoS defense

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Speakers
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Melissa Markey
Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

Melissa Markey is a shareholder in Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, one of the nation's top health law firms, in the Troy, Michigan office, and is licensed to practice as an attorney in Texas and Michigan.  Melissa leads the Life Sciences team at Hall Render, and she has a particular interest in technology law, including electronic health records, data privacy and security, health information exchange, software licensing, data rights management and e-commerce issues, as well as human research law, emergency legal preparedness, patient care issues, and compliance.  She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Computer and Technology and Health Law Sections, the State Bar of Michigan and its Health Care Law, Computer Law, and Intellectual Property Sections.  Ms. Markey is on the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association.  Ms. Markey has presented and authored publications both within Michigan and nationally, including articles on clinical research and human subject protection, research misconduct, emergency preparedness and response law, electronic medical records, HIPAA Privacy and Security, and the clinical-technology interface.  Ms. Markey graduated summa cum laude from St. Louis University School of Law and is a Michigan licensed Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic with many years of field experience.

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Tom Bienkowski
Director, DDoS Product Marketing, Arbor Networks

Tom has been in the network and security field for over 20 yrs. During this time he worked for large enterprises as a Network Engineer and for multiple network management and security vendors where he has had roles in Sales Engineering /Management, Technical Field Marketing and Product Management. Currently at Arbor Networks he’s a Director of Product Marketing focusing on Arbor’s industry leading DDoS Protection solution.

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Michael F. Angelo
Chief Security Architect, NetIQ / Micro Focus
Michael F. Angelo is well known in the security community for his work designing, developing, implementing and deploying security products and architectures for multi-national corporate environments. Michael's work at Micro Focus includes development and definition of the security development lifecycle (including threat models and best practices for all the products). Michael is also responsible for product certifications and validations. His work includes participating, driving and creating security standards, working on corporate policies, national and international legislation, and multi-national regulatory issues. Michael currently holds 52 U.S. patents (77 World Wide), with the majority being in the area of security and authentication. He is a former Sigma - Xi distinguished lecturer. In 2011 he was recognized by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) as the Security Professional of the Year and in 2013 was named to the ISSA Hall of Fame.
Moderator
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Sam Masiello
CISO, TeleTech
Sam has been working with email, messaging and fighting internet pollution for over 25 years. Mr. Masiello currently serves as the CISO at TeleTech where he is responsible for the company's PCI, SOX, and SSAE compliance initiatives. Sam has also been part of the SecureWorld Advisory council for the past 5 years.