Jeff’s Information Security career started in 1998 as a technician in the NOC at an ISP. Later he attended Virginia avatar for Jeff TehovnikCommonwealth University and earned his BS in IS and MS in Computer and Information Systems Security. While at VCU, Jeff worked as a Network Technician and Senior Information Security Analyst. Jeff joined Virtustream (formerly EMC’s Cloud Services) in 2015, where he now leads the Network IDS/IPS team, as well as the Enterprise Encryption team. Jeff recently earned his post-graduate certificate in Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking from the SANS Technology Institute. Jeff’s background in programming, networking, and system administration is advantageous to his Ethical Hacking interests. Jeff has written papers and conducted research on Ethical Hacking topics such as Malware Command & Control, Security Enhanced Linux, Information Security in the UAE, etc. He currently holds an array of Certifications including CISSP, GCIH, GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN, and VMware NSX: Micro-Segmentation.

Network Security Monitoring: Experience and Lessons

Network Security Monitoring is an integral part of security defense. Setting up Network IDS/IPS properly is critical to ensuring an organization’s NSM is efficient and effective. I have learned quite a few lessons from my experience in the NSM realm: from properly sizing and architecting solutions to automating deployment and operations in a variety of environments. I will also share lessons on working with Network teams to configure network components for NSM, setting up and operating NSM systems, and scaling NSM solutions to handle customer demands. I will also compare Open Source Solutions to Vendor Solutions. My goal for this presentation is for attendees to learn from my experiences in order to make informed decisions in their own environments.

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