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Accuvant Technology Experts to Address Trends, Strategy, and SIEM at McAfee FOCUS 2012

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise and federal clients, today announced that Russ Tegen, McAfee product and integration expert, and David Swift, security information and event management (SIEM) and threat correlation expert, will speak at McAfee FOCUS 12. The conference will be held from October 22 – 24 at The Venetian and The Palazzo Congress Center in Las Vegas.

Who:         Russ Tegen, MCSE, Accuvant McAfee solutions architect
Topic: The number of false alarms generated by IDS/IPS appliances can overwhelm security personnel and reduce the value of network security solutions. Tegen will use this session to demonstrate tips and tricks for properly tuning and removing false positives from IPS/IDS solutions, provide a step-by-step guide for migrating from detection to prevention, and explore next generation features and functionality to increase the security posture of an organization.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Lando 44203-44204, 4303-4304 (Track 4)
Who: David Swift, CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GSNA, Accuvant managing principal consultant
Topic: It’s not the question of “if,” but rather “when” an organization is hit by a threat. While it’s true that such events create a great deal of pressure, they can highlight fixable gaps in process and technology. Swift will participate in this panel discussion, which will highlight best practices in SIEM, as well as forensics, using technology and the law to turn a crisis into proactive management.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Marcello 4405-4406, 4505-4506 (Track 8)
Who: David Swift, CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GSNA, Accuvant managing principal consultant
Topic: Swift’s interactive session will teach attendees how to use context to enhance data in SIEM to identify zero-day threats, integrate Global Threat Intelligence (GTI), and make sense of firewall events using multiple data sources to increase event relevance.
When: Wednesday, October 24, 3:50 p.m.
Where: Lando 4201-4202, 4301-4302 (Track 10)

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Stronger Security through SIEM: Threat Identification through Context in SIEM

Also today, Accuvant announced that two of its managed solutions experts, Curtis Davis and Mark Gapen, will be talking about the cost benefits of managed SIEM and managed McAfee services. Their presentations will take place in the Sponsor Theater on the expo floor.

Media wishing to interview any of the Accuvant experts are encouraged to contact Megan Symmonds at or (303) 291-5415.

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Source: Accuvant