Audio Blog Post: Moving Toward Detection in Depth

Brent Huston, CEO and Security Evangelist for MicroSolved, Inc., explains how organizations need to move from a focus on prevention to detection.

Joined by MSI’s Account Executive Chris Lay and Marketing Communication Specialist Mary Rose Maguire, Brent maps out how an organization can get detective controls closer to the data and shows that IT departments can have a “payoff” if they pursue nuanced detection.

Click here to listen to the audio post!

Discuss Detection in Depth at CMH ISSA Summit



On May 18th, I will be presenting on detection in depth at the CMH ISSA Summit. I look forward to a good discussion of the ideals, organizational needs, and maturity models. Given all of the focus on re-allocating resources from “prevention only” strategies to an equal spread across the core values of prevention, detection and response, this is likely to be a useful discussion to many organizations.

Come ready with good questions. I will also be available throughout the Summit for break-out discussions, one-on-ones, and small team meetings. Please reach out via email, phone or Twitter to schedule a sit down. Otherwise, feel free to approach me in the halls and we can have an ad-hoc discussion if you want to learn more about specific detection in depth approaches.
I speak on Friday, May 18th at 11:15 am. I hope to see you there!

Business of Security Webcast Featuring Brent Huston: December 7

Join the Business of Security to hear from Brent Huston, recent winner of (ISC)2 Information Security Leadership Award, who will lay out the need for and principles of performing detection in depth. Brent, CEO and Security Evangelist of MicroSolved, will share his research and hands-on experience that validates the leading approach for detecting threats against your most precious assets.

When: Wednesday, December 7th, Noon EDT
Where: GoToWebinar
Cost: Complimentary Register to attend live or to receive the event archive information for on-demand viewing at:

You’ll learn:

  • Huston’s postulate and why location matters
  • The detection in depth maturity model
  • The detection in depth focus model
  • Tools and approaches for doing detection in depth

Brent’s contribution to the community was recognized by (ISC)2 for employing the HoneyPoint Internet Threat Monitoring Environment (HITME) to alert critical infrastructure organizations whose machines are compromised. MSI provides pro-bono services to help them to mitigate the compromise and manage the threat.

Earn (1) CPE Group A credit for the CISSP and SSCP: This event meets the criteria for a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) activity for the Information Security and Risk Management domain.