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Practical Advice for the Proactive SOC: How to Escape The Vicious Cycle of React

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Date and Time

April 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Category

Web Conference

Event Type

ISSA Thought Leadership Series

Event Tags

Encryption Auditing, Policy Auditing, SOC, Threat Hunting


Candice Benson


Lisa O'Connell


In this session, ExtraHop CISO Jeff Costlow will discuss how security operations teams can escape the cycle of reactivity characterized by constantly responding to a flood of alerts, and move toward a more proactive stance by using the right data sources and workflows, driven by network traffic analysis, to focus on developing proactive capabilities like continuous encryption auditing, policy auditing, and more advanced use cases like threat hunting.


Mikhael Felker – Director of Information Security & Risk Management, Farmers Insurance

Mikhael is Director of Information Security & Risk Management for Farmers Insurance. He is also an Advisor for Safe-T Executive Advisory Committee. In the past decade he has taken on number of information security roles including engineering, teaching, writing, research and management. His sector experience includes insurance, defense, healthcare, nonprofit/education and technology/Internet, seeing first-hand the variance in information security culture and program maturity. Felker received his M.S. in information security policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University and B.S. in computer science from UCLA. He has over 50+ publications and has been a speaker for RSAC, CSA, ISSA, ISACA, ISC2 and OWASP events.

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Michael Wylie – Director of Cybersecurity Services, Richey May Technology Solutions

Michael Wylie, MBA, CISSP is the Director of Cybersecurity Services at Richey May Technology Solutions. In his role, Michael is responsible for delivering information assurance by means of vulnerability assessments, cloud security, penetration tests, risk management, and training. He has developed and taught numerous courses for the U.S. Department of Defense, Moorpark College, California State Universities, and clients around the country. Michael holds credentials from certifying bodies such as ISC2, Cisco, VMware, GIAC, Dell, EC-Council, CompTIA, and more. During client security testing, Michael has identified and responsibly disclosed four zero-day vulnerabilities in major tax software in 2018.

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Jeff Costlow – Deputy CISO, ExtraHop

Jeff Costlow is the Deputy CISO at ExtraHop. He started his career in computer security in 1997. Jeff has deep experience with networking protocols, a passion for secure software development and many years of software engineering under his belt. Prior to ExtraHop, Jeff served as Software Security Architect at Tempered Networks and as Product Development Manager at F5 Networks responsible for a team of development and test engineers and the security of F5 platforms. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys building and sailing small boats, making beer or cider, mentoring for FIRST robotics, and raising Pacific Northwest mason bees.

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