Tripwire Security Researcher to Discuss Insider Threat Kill Chain at BSides Las Vegas

Session will take place Wednesday, August 6 at 3:00 PM PST.

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 04, 2014

Tripwire, Inc., a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced that, Ken Westin, security analyst for Tripwire, will be presenting at BSides Las Vegas. The conference will take place August 5 – 6, 2014, at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, incidents caused by insider threats, such as employees or contractors, increased by 10 percent between 2011and 2012. Insider attacks are more lucrative than other intrusions, netting attackers an average of $412,000 per incident. However, insider threats often display unique behavior and network activity before attacks, and these patterns can be identified to help prevent attack progression.

Presentation attendees will learn:

  • How human resources, legal and IT can work together to help prevent insider threats.
  • How to correlate identified risk indicators, including employee attitudes and behavior, with network activity patterns.
  • How to use tools and techniques to automate actions, alerts and forensics.
  • How to utilize data from hardware such as connections from unauthorized USB devices, logs from access control systems, and detect the presence of rogue mesh networks transmitting data outside an organization

Session Title: Insider Threat Kill Chain: Indicators of Human Compromise
Who: Ken Westin, security researcher, Tripwire Inc.
When: Wednesday August 6, 3:00 PM PST

Ken Westin is an experienced security analyst with a special focus on incident detection, forensics and threat intelligence. His technology exploits have been featured in Mashable, Forbes and New York Times. Ken has received industry recognition from MIT, SXSW, and was named in Portland Business Journal's 2013 "40 under 40".

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About Tripwire
Tripwire is a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence.