U.S. Postal Service delivers intrusion prevention


Charles L. McGann, manager, Secure Infrastructure Services, United States Postal Service, presented

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So you think your network is under a lot of pressure? Every month the United States Postal Service gets 316 million unauthorized network attempts made against its assets. What's more, it secures more than 500,000 IP addresses, 12,000 servers, 150,000 desktops and 225,000 users spread throughout 34,000 interconnected offices. How do they pull it off and remain so secure?

In this presentation, Charles McGann, the postal service's manager of secure infrastructure, discusses the intrusion prevention solution that his team implemented this year across 150,000 desktops. To date, not a single computer has fallen victim to a successful compromise while under the managed security umbrella. Learn how the USPS is making good on the promise of intrusion prevention and lessons that you can apply to your organization. Presentation topics include:

  • How to perform a security needs assessment and why the USPS embarked on this intrusion prevention journey
  • The type of technology deployed
  • How the postal service set criteria and selected products
  • The various implementation phases
  • How to set project expectations
  • Generating support from senior management and showing value to the business
  • Prevention activities that are working for the USPS
  • The best ways to measure success

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This was first published in October 2005

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