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Next-Gen SecOps Demands Advanced Detection and Response

Optiv's John Ayers on How It All Has to Start With the Threat
John Ayers, vice president of product, advanced detection and response, Optiv

As the next generation of SecOps starts to take shape in enterprises globally, emerging threats call for advanced detection and response, says John Ayers of Optiv. He describes the methodology, its roots in engineering and how it all starts with the threat.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Ayers also discusses:

  • How the next generation of SecOps manifests;
  • The ADR methodology and how it addresses people, process and technology;
  • Optiv's approach to ADR.

Ayers leads Optiv's technology and security innovation on threat intelligence, content management, and detection and response. He has more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience and previously served as the chief product officer at Nuspire, vice president of product management at Netsurion, and chief information security officer at both NETSource and, where he also led Level 3 global managed security services and DDoS.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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