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Rick McElroy
Carbon Black
Rick McElroy, Head of Security Strategy for Carbon Black, has 20 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. He has held security positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in several industries including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud computing, and higher education.

McElroy’s experience ranges from performing penetration testing to building and leading security programs. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CSIM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). As a United States Marine, McElroy’s work included physical security and counterterrorism services. His current role takes him all over the world working with organizations to improve their security strategies and howling about security and privacy.

Flipping the Cyberdefense Equation to Tip the Scales Back in Our Favor
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Far too often, the cybersecurity industry focuses too heavily on all the advantages attackers have. We’ve all heard the saying: “Defenders have to be right 100% of the time while attackers only have to be right once.” Well, what if we could flip that equation?

As defenders, we have the home field advantage, so why does it seem like we are consistently losing? In order to shift this model and tip the scales back in our favor, we need to be thinking about “Disruption in Depth” rather than just “Defense in Depth.” We need to be making attackers’ lives significantly harder. Attackers make mistakes all the time. Let’s make them have to be 100% right all the time instead of us.

Join Carbon Black’s Head of Security Strategy, Rick McElroy, as he reveals the reality behind the modern threat landscape and uncovers what security teams can do today to tip these scales and make attacking your organisation exponentially more difficult for attackers.

Presentation slides can be found HERE

Presentation video can be found HERE