April 10, 2024

Sifting Through the Noise: How to Modernize Today’s Security Operations

Join Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst & ESG Fellow, ESG Research and Sanjay Raja, VP of Product Marketing and Solutions at Gurucul, as we have an initial discussion on current challenges and gaps in today’s SOC operations, including making sense of the current SIEM and XDR market especially in the context of supporting hybrid cloud architectures. However, we will quickly pivot into considerations for modernizing SOC Operations and how the SOC needs to evolve to meet the primary objective of detecting, investigating and responding to threats in order to prevent a breach.

Jon Oltsik
Jon Oltsik Senior Principal Analyst & ESG Fellow, ESG Research

Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst, an ESG fellow, and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With over 35 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO’s perspective and strategies. Jon focuses on areas such as cyber-risk management, security operations, and all things related to CISOs.

Jon was named one of the top 100 cybersecurity influencers for 2015 by Onalytica and is active as a committee member of the Cybersecurity Canon, a project dedicated to identifying a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners.

Often quoted in the business and technical press, Jon is also engaged in cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology discussions within the US government.

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.