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Cyber Threat Hunting in the Real World

Date of Event: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 12:15pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Keller Hall, Room 3-230
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All Software Engineering Industrial Seminars are open to the public.

Title: Cyber Threat Hunting in the Real World

Speaker: Tim Crothers

Presented by the University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center

Abstract: Cyber Threat Hunting is a popular topic in the information security field, yet most organizations struggle to do so effectively. In this session, we will lay down the foundation of what Cyber Threat Hunting entails and discuss how to go about it. We will also use several tools, such as Jupyter Notebook and Zeek, to practice hunting on some real world network traffic.

Bio: Tim Crothers is a seasoned security leader with over 20 years of experience building and running information security programs, large and complex incident response and breach investigations, and threat and vulnerability assessments. He has deep experience in cyber-threat intelligence, reverse engineering, computer forensics, and applying six sigma/lean process improvement to information security. He has authored or co-authored 17 books, to date, and is a frequent trainer and speaker at information security conferences. He is currently the VP of Security Solutions for Target. His team is focused on using innovative approaches to simultaneously successfully defend the organization while enabling business agility.


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