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John Pescatore of the SANS Institute will be interviewing ThreatSTOP customer Ken Compres of Hillsborough Community College on May 26 at 1:00 pm Eastern for a "What Works" webinar on the ThreatSTOP Shield platform.

During this SANS What Works webcast, Ken Compres  will provide details of his deployment of ThreatSTOP to enable continuous protection from advanced targeted attacks, supporting faster and more accurate detection, reduced impact and demonstrating benefits to increased integrity and availability of critical business processes.

Ken manages security for a network that supports approximately 40,000 students, and close to 2,500 employees, serving nearly 20,000 wired nodes.

"When you're able to demonstrate how this particular system is protecting your network, reducing the amount of denial of service attacks, reducing the cost of troubleshooting specific issues and actually preventing issues before they become a real problem, I think companies will appreciate the value of ThreatSTOP."

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore (moderator) is the director emerging security trends for the SANS Institute. A former vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, Pescatore has over 30 years of experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining Gartner, he was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems and a security engineer for the U.S. Secret Service and the National Security Agency.

Kenneth Compres

Kenneth Compres is the Sr. Information Security and Integrations Engineer at Hillsborough Community College. Also serves as an associate professor of Cyber security at Mercy College and Bloomfield College in New York. At Bloomfield College, He serves as the subject matter expert for curriculum development for Cyber security and information assurance and security programs. He developed the current Disaster recovery plan for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in New York harbor, New York. He has developed several “code behind” for security monitoring at the VA hospital in New York. Mr. Compres has several research publications in IEEE (IT Governance, Compliance and Auditing Curriculum--A Pedagogical Perspective). Mr. Compres holds a Master’s of Science with a concentration on Cyber Security from Mercy College, and a Masters in Digital Forensics from the University of South Florida. He is also Global Security Leadership Certificate (GSLC), Fortinet Certified Network Security Administator, Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker, Network+, Security+, A+, CCENT. currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science from NOVA. Kenneth Compres has been a guest speaker in New York’s Security in the Workplace (2010, 2011), FireEye, Changing the security landscape, Orlando 2015, Information security today. His most recent publication was published by Hillsborough community college “Managing your digital footprint” October of 2012.