Application Whitelisting: the Good, the Bad, the Unknown

Presented by

Fran Howarth, Senior Analyst, Security, Bloor Research; Jon Parkes, Vice President, Pre-Sales EMEA, McAfee

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Join Bloor’s Senior Analyst for Security, Fran Howarth, and Jon Parkes, Vice President, Pre-Sales, McAfee EMEA to learn: - the role that application whitelisting plays in defending networks against attack through a focus on two key areas—controlling what applications are allowed to run and preventing any unauthorised applications (including malware) from executing - how to protect systems on the network from configuration changes and mistakes that can allow serious vulnerabilities to be exploited. Fran Howarth specialises in the field of security, primarily information security, but with a keen interest in physical security and how the two are converging. Fran’s other main areas of interest are new delivery models, such as cloud computing, information governance, web, network and application security, identity and access management, and encryption. For more than 20 years, Fran has worked in an advisory capacity as an analyst, consultant and writer. She writes regularly for a number of publications, including Silicon, Computer Weekly, Computer Reseller News, IT-Analysis and Computing Magazine. Fran is also a regular contributor to Security Management Practices of the Faulkner Information Services division of InfoToday. Jon Parkes is responsible for all technical sales operations and solution architects for McAfee in EMEA – helping customers to realise solutions to meet their security and business needs, in an optimal way that balances cost of ownership with security posture. Like other IT functions, the security market is maturing, going through consolidation reflecting customers’ desire for trusted partnership with fewer suppliers. Jon’s twenty-year career has been built around global Enterprise consulting and software, working with some of the world’s largest businesses in many industry sectors, including telecommunications, utilities, financial services and Government, holding regional management positions in both EMEA and Asia Pacific.

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