April 10, 2024

Revolutionize SOC Operations with Improved Efficiencies and Automation

Join Gurucul with guest speaker Joseph Blankenship, VP, Research Director for Security & Risk at Forrester to learn:

  • Trends and gaps in security operations especially with increasing cloud adoption
  • How the right data, analytics and intelligence comes together to provide pre-packaged threat content
  • How risk prioritized alerts focus analyst’s time on the most significant threats
  • Examples of how automation can optimize the security operations lifecycle.

Sanjay Raja
Sanjay Raja VP, Product Marketing and Solutions

Sanjay brings over 20 years of experience in building, marketing and selling cyber security and networking solutions to enterprises, medium-to-small business, and managed service providers. Previously, Sanjay was VP of Marketing at Prevailion, a cyber intelligence startup. Sanjay has also several successful leadership roles in Marketing, Product Strategy, Alliances and Engineering at Digital Defense (acquired by Help Systems), Lumeta (acquired by Firemon), RSA (Netwitness), Cisco Systems, HP Enterprise Security, Crossbeam Systems, Arbor Networks, Top Layer Networks, Caw Networks (acquired by Spirent Communications), Nexsi Systems, 3Com, and Cabletron Systems. Sanjay holds a B.S.EE and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Sanjay is also a CISSP as well as Pragmatic Marketing certified.

Joseph Blankenship
Joseph Blankenship VP, Research Director, Forrester

Joseph supports security and risk (S&R) professionals, helping clients develop security strategies and make informed decisions to protect against cyberattacks. As a research director for S&R, he leads the analyst team researching security leadership, the role of the CISO, infrastructure and operations, detection and response, and Forrester’s Zero Trust model of information security. His research focuses on insider threat prevention, security operations, and security management. Joseph has presented at industry events, been quoted in the media, and written on a variety of security topics.

His 16 years of security experience include marketing leadership and product marketing roles at Solutionary, McAfee, Vigilar, and IBM (ISS), where he focused on managed security services, consulting services, email security, network security, and compliance. As a marketing leader, Joseph helped align client needs with marketing strategy, messaging, and go-to-market activities while educating users about security strategy. His background also includes extensive experience in the IT, telecommunications, and consulting industries with Nextel, IBM, Philips Electronics, and KPMG.

Joseph holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University, a BA in English from Auburn University, and an AA from Wallace Community College.