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Many times security professionals, network engineers, and management ask "why did I spend all this money in network security equipment if I still got hacked?" For example, often questions like
these run through their minds: "Am I not buying the right security products? Am I not configuring or deploying them correctly? Do I have the right staff to run my network?" The security lifecycle requires measuring the current network state, creating a baseline and providing constant improvements. This presentation will cover several real-life case studies on how different network segments were compromised despite that state-of-the-art network security technologies and products were deployed. We will go over several security metrics that you should understand in order to better protect your network.
Omar Santos is an Incident Manager at Cisco's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). Omar has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government. Omar has delivered numerous technical presentations on several venues; as well as executive presentations to CEOs, CIOs, and CSOs of many organizations. He is also the author of 4 Cisco Press books and two more in the works.