Director’s Cut: “Secrets of a Successful SOC”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:30am

During May 2017, McAfee sponsored research on the approaches and best practices of threat hunters and Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Slicing the global research by maturity level revealed that leading SOCs use the same tools in very different ways to achieve much better results than beginners. A subset of this research was shared in a report released at Black Hat, providing just the highlights. However, the best practices of today’s leaders foreshadow tomorrow’s mainstream SOC, and the details can help practitioners and vendors chart a course through this fast-changing space. For ISSA, Barbara will walk through the detailed results, with deep data dives into automation, malware analytics, threat intelligence feeds, and tool usage and plenty of time for QnA.


Barbara G. Kay, CISSP, is Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing at McAfee. She is a prolific writer and data miner in her role leading security operations marketing for the threat intelligence platform, advanced malware and threat analytics solutions, as well as security management and Security and Information Event Monitoring (SIEM). She also sponsors the OpenDXL open source initiative to create a vibrant and open security ecosystem. Prior to joining McAfee, her consultancy helped research and market security solutions for innovators including Cisco, McAfee, Websense, Good Technologies, and Netgear. She has also served as Director of Security and Privacy Marketing and Marketing Director for the Wireless Business Unit at Sun Microsystems and led marketing efforts for several multimedia and software development tools startups. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College.