Rebekah Brown: The Frugal Girl’s Guide to Threat Intelligence

Over the next few weeks we’re going to announce the 44CON talks and workshops. Don’t forget to get your tickets!

Our next announcement is Rebekah Brown – The Frugal Girl’s Guide to Threat Intelligence

Threat intelligence can support incident prevention, detection, and response and contribute to an organization’s risk-based security posture, but unfortunately it has a reputation for being expensive and complicated to implement. Fortunately for those without bottomless pockets, threat intelligence doesn’t have to be a budget breaker, but building a cost effective capability does takes time, effort, and good old fashioned elbow grease. This talk will cover how to determine what level and aspect of threat intelligence to focus on, given your team, time, and goals. It will discuss how to identify the best open source, free, and low-cost intelligence resources for your organization and how to integrate them into operations. Attendees will leave this presentation with an understanding of some of the budget-friendly tools available to them, including threat intelligence platforms, information sources, analytic tools, and how to assess whether or not they are providing value to the organization.

Rebekah is the threat intelligence lead for Rapid7 where her responsibilities include program architecture, management, analysis and operations. Rebekah has spent over a decade in the intelligence community; her previous roles include NSA network warfare analyst, Operations chief of a United State Marine Corps cyber unit, and a Cyber Command training and exercise lead. She has helped develop threat intelligence programs at the federal, state, and local level as well as in the private sector and is a co-author for the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence course.

Details of all of our talks, workshops and speakers are being announced daily. Don’t forget to book your tickets before they’re sold out!