Breaking the Attack Lifecycle

Fortinet's Giandomenico on the Importance of Applied Threat Intelligence

Fraudsters break into your network by phishing for access in increasingly sophisticated ways. Anthony Giandomenico of Fortinet describes the importance of tracing every step in the attack lifecycle when devising an effective security strategy.

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Giandomenico is Senior Security Strategist with Fortinet's Fortiguard Labs. In an interview recorded at ISMG's 2015 Data Breach Prevention & Response Summit in San Francisco, he discusses:

  • How hackers spoof company email addresses to trick employees into giving access into your network;
  • Why encryption by itself isn't a foolproof way to protect data;
  • The ways in which collecting and analyzing your network data can be applied to thwart future attacks.

Giandomenico is Senior Security Strategist at Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, focusing on vulnerability management. For more than 18 years, he has taken a practical approach to network security, delivering knowledge, tools and methodologies that demonstrate advanced threat concepts and holistic network defense strategies. He also works on threat collaboration projects between security operation center (SOC) teams across multiple verticals. Giandomenico has presented, trained and mentored on various security concepts and strategies at many conferences, trade shows and media outlets including a weekly appearance on KHON2-TV morning news "Tech Buzz" segment and Technology News Bytes on OC16, providing monthly security advice.

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Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Former Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

Kitten was director of global events content and an executive editor at ISMG. A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she covered the financial sector for over 10 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by, ABC News, and MSN Money.

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