Spotted at RSA: UFO beaming down hope for a more secure tomorrow

February 24, 2014 | Lauren Barraco
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Stop by the AlienVault booth this week at RSA -- #1701 in the South Hall -- to learn about the benefits of OTX and crowd-sourced threat intelligence.

The theme in the AlienVault booth is “You are not alone”, and while it’s easy to assume this is just a clever play on our alien name, we actually want all of our booth visitors to walk away understanding that, truly – you are not alone. In a world of single-purpose security tools and closed threat sharing networks, there exists a place where people and organizations share threat data; a sort of “neighborhood watch” on the Internet. That place is the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX).

Stop by the AlienVault booth this week at RSA — #1701 in the South Hall — to get some sweet AlienVault swag and to learn about the benefits of OTX and crowd-sourced threat intelligence. While you’re at it, get a personal demo preview of AlienVault USM v4.5 (available March 4, 2014) to see all of the upcoming features and awesome new user interface – you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything else as intuitive and easy-to-use on the exhibit show floor.

The Open Threat Exchange and AlienVault USM 4.5 will also be featured topics in our presentation theater, along with talks on detecting SQL injection and XSS attacks, and one on a new experimental open source project, Mac OS X Intrusion Detection & Analysis framework (MIDAS). (Check out our Labs blog on this last topic.) Here’s a brief description of each talk:

Presentation Theater Talks:

  • Safety in Numbers: The Value of Crowd-Sourced Threat Intelligence — This session will tell you how you can participate and benefit from the largest collaborative threat intelligence system, connect with peers, get free tools, and learn about the latest threats and defensive tactics to keep your organization safer.
  • AlienVault Unified Security Management: A different approach to security visibility — Achieving complete security visibility can be time-consuming, costly and complex. Collecting the right data, aggregating it, normalizing and correlating disparate technologies for a unified view is not trivial. AlienVault takes a different approach; by building in the essential security capabilities, AlienVault USM significantly reduces complexity and shrinks deployment times so that you can go from installation to insight in minutes. Not months.
  • From the Lab: OS X Attack Driven Defense with USM — This talk will look at a new experimental open source project, Mac OS X Intrusion Detection & Analysis framework (MIDAS), and how to integrate it with AlienVault USM. We will look through the lens of 'attack driven defense' and see how MIDAS can assist in detecting malware on Mac OS X.
  • How to Detect SQL Injection & XSS Attacks using SIEM Event Correlation — Two of the oldest and most common attacks used against web applications, SQL injection attacks and cross-site scripting attacks (XSS), continue to impact thousands of websites and millions of users each year. Finding these exposures quickly is essential in order to prevent system compromise and avoid information leakage. You'll come away from the session with a clear picture of how to use SIEM technology to prevent these attacks. (We have a great on-demand webcast on this topic too!)

We hope to see you at RSA this week! Don’t forget – booth #1701. And remember – you are not alone. We’ve got your back with AlienVault USM and OTX, and look forward to showing you how you can benefit from the power of both crowd-sourced threat intelligence and unified security systems.

Lauren Barraco

About the Author: Lauren Barraco

Lauren joined AlienVault in 2013 and is the Product Manager for USM and OSSIM. She is responsible for the product strategy and development for both products and spends most of her time working closely with customers to identify new ways that AlienVault can help users to improve their overall security posture.

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