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Meet the Authors Event - SecureX and the Evolution of Security Orchestration Automation and Response

(Live event – Wednesday, 20th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Paris)

This event had place on Wednesday 20th, January 2021 at 10hrs PDT 

In this session, Cisco Press authors discuss the evolution of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR). And how cybersecurity professionals have traditionally tried to use different security solutions and tools to streamline security operations in three key areas: threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and security operations automation. Then they discuss how solutions like Cisco Secure X have gone beyond the traditional Security Information Event Management (SIEM) and SOAR solutions in a more modern approach to accelerate time to detect and investigate threats, while maintaining contextual awareness.

Join the security top experts to learn more about how these new capabilities allow organizations to accelerate threat investigations and incident management by aggregating and correlating global intelligence and local context in one view. And how Cybersecurity analysts can now use pre-built workflows aligned to common use cases for building your own workflow to eliminate friction in your processes and automate routine tasks. In addition, they will mention some key content of their book Cisco Next-Generation Security Solutions: All-in-one Cisco ASA Firepower Services, NGIPS, and AMP.

This event provides an opportunity to interact with the authors in real-time and learn more about them, their story, the story behind their publications, and how they became renowned experts.

Featured Authors
aawoland.jpgAaron Woland is a Principal Engineer in Cisco’s Advanced Threat Security & Integrations group and works with Cisco’s largest customers all over the world. His primary job responsibilities include security design, solution enhancements, standards development, advanced threat solution design, endpoint security, and futures. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Aaron has collaborated on several Cisco Press publications and he has published many papers and design guides. Aaron is a Hall of Fame Elite Member for distinguished speakers at Cisco Live. He holds several certifications: GHIC, GCFE, GSEC, Certified Ethical Hacker, MCSE, VCP, CCSP, CCNP, CCDP, and a CCIE (#20113) among others.
osantos.jpgOmar Santos is an active member of the cyber security community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives and standards bodies. His active role helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of their critical infrastructures. Omar is the author of more than twenty (20) books and video courses, as well as numerous white papers, articles, and security configuration guidelines and best practices. He is a principal engineer of the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), where he mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of cyber security vulnerabilities.
Featured Book
Book-sec.jpgCisco Next-Generation Network Security Solutions gives visibility and control to anticipate and meet threats, wherever they appear. And it introduces these products and solutions, and offers expert guidance for planning, deploying, and operating them.


This event is open for everyone, including Cisco customers & partners.
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Gus Leon

Great interview by Hilda to Omar and Aaron. 

Also very enlightening presentation by Omar and Aaron on Secure X.  Q&A was so helpful too.

Thank you Omar, Aaron and Hilda for such a great -Meet the Authors- Event.  I really enjoyed it and most importantly learned a lot from this event.  

These initiatives of the Cisco Community are very helpful for all of us within the learning community.

Thank you Hilda and everyone involved in bringing these events to the community.  Keep up the great work!!



Hilda Arteaga
Cisco Alumni

Dear @Gus Leon thanks for your kind words and for your feedback it inspire us and help us to keep going.

We definitely loom forward to see you, Omar and Aaron in a future event 

Gus Leon

 @Hilda Arteaga 


Dear Hilda, You're welcome!


I look forward to participate in future events with you, Omar and Aaron.

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