Bit9 + Carbon Black Free Webinar: "How SANS Critical Security Controls Lead to PCI DSS Quick Wins"

WALTHAM, Mass., March 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, is sponsoring the free webinar "How SANS Critical Security Controls Lead to PCI DSS Quick Wins" on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

SANS Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense include a set of quick wins that represent a consensus-based view of the most impactful cyber security steps you can take to protect your systems and critical data. Do these first and do them well to address the advanced targeted threats facing your organization today. A bonus benefit of introducing these controls to your environment is they also overlap with many of the requirements of PCI DSS, including the updates in version 3.0 of the standard.

For example, PCI DSS Requirement 5 calls for organizations to evaluate and protect against evolving malware threats, which overlaps with SANS quick wins, CSC 5-1 and 5-2. Also, the updated PCI DSS Req. 6 states that organizations should identify and apply a risk ranking to files and vulnerabilities, which coincides with SANS quick win 4-1.

This informative webinar will dig into these and other examples to show how to simultaneously address SANS best practices and PCI DSS requirements, leading to a compliant and more secure position for any organization.

Featured webinar speakers:

Christopher Strand, security compliance practice director and Bit9 + Carbon Black's subject-matter expert on enterprise network and application security solutions and how organizations can deploy positive security solutions to maintain and improve their compliance posture. Strand has more than 20 years of information technology security and compliance experience. He is a PCI professional (PCIP) and former quality security assessor (QSA).

John Pescatore, SANS director of emerging technologies since January 2013, has more than 35 years of experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to SANS, he was Gartner's lead security analyst for more than 13 years, working with Global 5000 corporations, government agencies and major technology and service providers. In 2008, John was named one of the top 15 most influential people in security and has frequently testified before Congress on issues relating to cybersecurity.

What: Free Webinar "How SANS Critical Security Controls Lead to PCI DSS Quick Wins"
When: Tuesday March, 24 2015, at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
Where: Click here to register

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 + Carbon Black provides the most complete solution against advanced threats that target organizations' endpoints and servers, making it easier to see—and immediately stop—those threats. The company enables organizations to arm their endpoints by combining continuous, real-time visibility into what's happening on every computer; real-time signature-less threat detection; incident response that combines a recorded history with live remediation; and prevention that is proactive and customizable. More than 1,000 organizations worldwide—from Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services.

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