Lancope and SC Magazine Present Webinar on Hunting Attackers with Network Audit Trails

Lancope's Tom Cross and Javvad Malik of 451 Research to help attendees detect sophisticated, targeted attacks within their networks

Jun 18, 2014, 07:00 ET from Lancope, Inc.

ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, will join SC Magazine and 451 Research to deliver a complimentary webinar on detecting sophisticated cyber-attacks on Wednesday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m. EDT / 2:00 p.m. BST. Lancope's director of security research, Tom Cross, will co-present with senior 451 Research analyst, Javvad Malik, on how organizations can leverage network logging technologies like NetFlow and IPFIX to obtain detailed audit trails of all activity across their networks.

These audit trails can be analyzed to:

  • Uncover anomalous traffic that could be indicative of an attack
  • Discover active attacks in each phase of the attacker's kill chain
  • Determine the scope of successful breaches and document the timeline of attacks
  • Accelerate incident response and improve forensic investigations

"Under today's security paradigm, having network visibility is one thing; knowing what you're looking at and what it means is quite another," said Javvad Malik, senior analyst for Enterprise Security with 451 Research. "Enterprise networks contain vast amounts of information that can be used to detect and thwart stealthy attacks. However, organizations must have the right tools and processes in place to effectively make sense of the data and turn it into actionable intelligence. This capability is becoming increasingly critical in light of ever-advancing threats."

"Computer security strategies have traditionally focused on areas where attackers have natural advantages," said Tom Cross, director of security research for Lancope. "Attackers know about vulnerabilities before defenders do, and they can evade detection systems. However, attackers do not know the topology of the networks they are attacking – they have to discover that through reconnaissance. A security posture that centers around continuous incident response is one that leverages defenders' strengths – knowledge of and visibility into the network environment. These strategies have a much greater likelihood of success."

As Lancope's director of security research, Tom Cross works on advancing the state of the art in network behavior anomaly detection. He has over a decade of experience as a computer security researcher and is credited with discovering a number of critical security vulnerabilities in enterprise-class software. Cross frequently speaks on information security and technology policy issues at conferences around the world.

A senior analyst with 451 Research, Javvad Malik provides in-depth, timely perspective on the state of enterprise security. Prior to joining 451 Research, he served as an independent security consultant for 12 years. He is an active security blogger and event speaker whose articles are regularly featured in online and print media.

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About Lancope
Lancope, Inc. is a leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence to defend enterprises against today's top threats. By collecting and analyzing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data, Lancope's StealthWatch® System helps organizations quickly detect a wide range of attacks from APTs and DDoS to zero-day malware and insider threats. Through pervasive insight across distributed networks, including mobile, identity and application awareness, Lancope accelerates incident response, improves forensic investigations and reduces enterprise risk. Lancope's security capabilities are continuously enhanced with threat intelligence from the StealthWatch Labs research team. For more information, visit

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