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Interhack Presents Intrusion Prevention Summit Webcast

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Interhack founder C. Matthew Curtin presents a live webcast When Prevention Fails: The Role of IPS in Incident Response on Thursday July 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM EDT. Curtin led the outside response team that restored service to an international organization taken offline by a security incident. The webcast reviews the story and discusses lessons learned. 

SPEAKER: C. Matthew Curtin

TOPIC: When Prevention Fails: The Role of IPS in Incident Response

WHEN: July 8, 2010 4:00PM-4:45PM EDT

REGISTER: online

Intrusion prevention technology is understandably focused on using network data to detect and to stop intrusions in progress. When (not if) intrusion prevention systems fail to prevent intrusions, can they provide any value to the management of an incident?

This case study shows the IPS technology in place, the role that it played in addressing the incident, and how the incident progressed when the IPS failed to achieve its expected objectives. Lessons learned will include consideration of how IPS technology can better be deployed, how available data may be used to assess fast-moving situations, and how IPS technology can fit into a larger program for identifying and responding to security incidents.

Curtin is a forensic computer expert. He analyzes information technology and electronic stored information in incident response and to answer questions that arise in adjudication. He has appeared as an expert witness in both civil and criminal cases, dealing with everything from electronic discovery to assessment of information technology in practice. Since 1998, Mr. Curtin has maintained a regular academic appointment as a Lecturer at The Ohio State University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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Interhack aids executives and attorneys facing challenges and opportunities involving the use of information.  We perform security and privacy assessments, as well as services to work with data in legal proceedings.  Our work is used to find the right questions to ask and the best answers science can provide.  Based in Columbus, Ohio, Interhack supports clients all over North America.  Additional information about Interhack is available at