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Metro Atlanta ISSA - July 2018 Chapter Meeting

Metro Atlanta Information Systems Security Association

Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Metro Atlanta ISSA - July 2018 Chapter Meeting

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Chapter Meeting for July
Thursday, July 26th

"Using Tactical Honeypots for Network Security Monitoring"

Chris Sanders
Information Security Author, Researcher, Trainer & Founder of Applied Network Defense


A strong detection and response capability is required for the success of security program because prevention eventually fails and a motivated attacker can always find a way in. However, economics are not in favor of network security monitoring (NSM). Due to the hardware, software, and labor required it's expensive to deploy an NSM capability and hire qualified analysts to maintain and investigate the high volume of alerts, especially at scale.
In this presentation I'll discuss how honeypots are re-emerging as a practical solution for driving down the cost of network security monitoring. These aren't your traditional honeypots meant to sit outside the firewall to research automated malware. These are focused, use case specific honeypots that are designed to provide detection with a favorable signal to noise ratio. By integrating honeypots into your NSM strategy and taking a targeted approach, a grid of honeypots can realistically become your most cost effective detection tool. I'll make the case for honeypots like these and discuss implementation strategies that I've seen work. You should come away from this presentation with a unique perspective on honeypots and an actionable plan you can use to start evaluating and deploying tactical honeypots in your network.

Chris is an information security author, trainer, and researcher originally from Mayfield, KY but now living in Gainesville, GA. He is the founder of Applied Network Defense, a company focused on delivering high quality, accessible information security training. In previous roles, Chris worked with the US Department of Defense, InGuardians, and Mandiant to build security operation centers and train practitioners focused on defending defense, government, and Fortune 500 networks. Chris is also the founder and director of the Rural Technology Fund, a non-profit that donates scholarships and equipment to public schools to further technical education in rural and high poverty areas. In 2016, the RTF put computer science education resources into the hands of over 10,000 students.

Chris has authored several books and articles, including the international best seller "Practical Packet Analysis" from No Starch Press, currently in its third edition and in seven languages, and "Applied Network Security Monitoring" from Syngress. His current research focus is the intersection of cyber defense and cognitive psychology to enhance the field of security investigative technique through a better understanding of the human thought and learning processes.

Chris blogs at You can learn more about Applied Network Defense at and the RTF at

1 Concourse Pkwy #500
Atlanta, GA 30328

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


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1 Concourse Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30328

Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Metro Atlanta Information Systems Security Association

A non-profit group dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities to promote the exchange of ideas, knowledge and member's growth within the information security profession

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