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Cyber Security Strategies For Small ISPs
Date / Time: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading

Dilip Pillaipakam, Vice President of Service Provider Strategy and Products, Infoblox

Peter Margaris, Head of Service Provider Marketing, Palo Alto Networks

Walter Kenrich, Director of Product Management, Sonus Networks

Frank Wiener, Vice President of Marketing, Wedge Networks

The cyber security threats faced by small ISPs are typically not of the same order as those of their larger, more illustrious, peers in the ISP community. In part that explains why small ISPs typically spend a lower share of revenue on network security and invest proportionately less in in-house security expertise. That doesn’t mean small ISPs aren’t vulnerable to cyber-attacks, however. In fact lack of investment in cyber security is often leaving small ISPs more, rather than less, vulnerable to attacks than their larger peers. This webinar will discuss the unique threat environment faced by small ISPs. It will also explore new, more affordable, approaches to investing in the protection that they need as well as explore how selling security as a service can drive revenue as well as better security for the ISP’s own network.



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Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading
Patrick has more than 20 years' experience as a telecom analyst and strategist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include mobile backhaul networks and mobile network security. He also authors Heavy Reading's Ethernet Backhaul Market Tracker. Patrick chairs Light Reading's Mobile Network Security Strategies conference series and is co-chair of Light Reading's Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators conference series. Patrick joined Heavy Reading in 2005 after five years at Nortel Networks, where he was a senior manager of strategic planning for the company's wireless business – spanning GSM, CDMA, UMTS, WiMax, and other wireless technologies. Prior to Nortel, he spent two years in business research for Motorola's Corporate Strategy Office in EMEA and two years as a wireless analyst for the Yankee Group. As a journalist, he was deputy editor of Public Network Europe from 1990-1995 and editor of Mobile Communications International from 1995-1997. Patrick holds a BA in industrial relations and politics from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is based in the UK.

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Dilip Pillaipakam, Vice President of Service Provider Strategy and Products, Infoblox
Dilip Pillaipakam is vice president of service provider strategy and products at Infoblox. Dilip joined Infoblox from Mavenir Systems (now part of Mitel), where he was vice president of product strategy. Previously, he held executive positions at Juniper Networks, including evangelizing Juniper’s Service Provider Mobility initiatives, and was most recently head of product management for Juniper’s mobile Business Unit, where he led the introduction of new products designed for mobile carriers. His other leadership roles at Juniper include driving venture investments and M&A activity in the service provider space. Preceding his tenure of 11 years at Juniper, Dilip worked at Infosys Technologies. Dilip has over 20 years of industry experience, and holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an electrical engineering degree from Bangalore University, India.

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Peter Margaris, Head of Service Provider Marketing, Palo Alto Networks
As Head of Service Provider Marketing at Palo Alto Networks, Peter Margaris is responsible for the company’s overall solution messaging, positioning and market strategy directed at the company’s service provider business segment. With a diverse background and over 25 years of experience in telecommunications and mobile technologies, he has held business leadership roles at Motorola, Nokia, and F5 Networks, as well as wireless start-up companies in Silicon Valley. Peter has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and an M.B.A. from University of Illinois

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Walter Kenrich, Director of Product Management, Sonus Networks
Walter Kenrich has over 20 years of domestic and international product management and marketing experience for session border controllers, IP telephony solutions and contact center applications. At Sonus, Walter oversees the strategic product marketing across the entire Sonus product portfolio. Before joining Sonus, Walter held leadership positions in product management and marketing while at Cisco, Empirix, Vertical Communications and EDS. When Walter is not working on solving the next real-time communications market dilemma or customer solution he can be found on the soccer fields, basketball or tennis courts coaching and watching his 3 kids excel in action.

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Frank Wiener, Vice President of Marketing, Wedge Networks
Frank leads marketing for Wedge Networks, Inc. He has more than 25 years of diverse engineering, product management, marketing, sales, and executive leadership experience, with Cyan (Ciena), Calix, Paradyne/AT&T Paradyne, and Nortel. He has a track record of success at growing and scaling organizations and companies from early stage startup through to IPO and/or acquisition. His technical and market expertise spans from wireless and wireline access, to transport, networking, and security. He has written 3 industry books: The DSL Source Book, The Book on Video, and The Book on Transformation, and has spoken at major industry conferences globally. Frank holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida.

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