Speaker: tony miedaner
Company: Geddes Federal

Co-Speaker: aaron case
Company: Geddes Federal

A Low Cost Security Monitoring Solution

Traditional security monitoring solutions are typically costly to purchase, operate and maintain and are hard to derive value from. This leaves SMBs somewhat challenged because they are typically not willing to spend large amounts to make these solutions work. In recent years the OpenSource community has started to address this problem by creating several promising options. By integrating several of these we are able to come up with a low cost solution that is practical and efficient to use. This presentation provides an overview of this solution.

Tony Miedaner is the Director of Information Technology and Security and CISO at Geddes Federal Savings and Loan.  He has 20+ years of experience with both technical and administrative aspects of information security across defense, financial, ISP, security solutions and healthcare sectors.  He has been involved with all phases of information security including the design and implementation of security control products, policy/standards development, vulnerability assessment/remediation, security operations, disaster recovery, incident response and data forensics.  He currently holds a CISSP and CISA certification and has published several articles.  He believes in furthering the field of information security with pragmatic and cost effective solutions that can be used by big and small businesses.  He is a life-long resident of upstate NY and enjoys his family and 8 grand-children.

Tony Miedaner
Geddes Federal Savings and Loan

Aaron Case is the Associate Director of Information Technology at Geddes Federal Savings and Loan.  He has 10+ years of experience with both technical and administrative aspects of information technology across financial, accounting, and retail sectors.  He has been involved with all phases of information technology including the design and implementation of server/client infrastructures, network design and implementation, policy/standards development, vulnerability assessment/remediation, disaster recovery, incident response and virtualized environments.  He currently is attaining his CEH certification with aspirations of acquiring a CISO accreditation.  He is a life-long resident of central NY and enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children along with the occasional ride on his motorcycle. 

Aaron Case
Geddes Federal Savings and Loan