How to Navigate the Perils and Promises of Intrusion Prevention Systems

MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series


Charles Iheagwara, PhD, SDM ’10

Charles Iheagwara, PhD, Customer Solutions Advocate and Security Solutions Consultant, Cisco Systems, Inc.; SDM Alumnus

Date: March 21, 2016

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About the Presentation

Although the market is full of intrusion prevention products, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to every business need. In this webinar, SDM alumnus Dr. Charles Iheagwara will offer suggestions for how to cut through the jargon and evaluate which products will best meet your organization’s requirements.

He will discuss:

  • a working definition of intrusion prevention;
  • critical criteria for evaluating products that include—and go beyond—meeting budgetary and implementation needs;
  • how employing these criteria can enhance your cybersecurity strategy while addressing your organization’s technical, business, and socio-political challenges.

In short, there are ramifications to choosing one security solution over another. This session will suggest an approach to preventing the types of security failures that can reverberate throughout and beyond your organization.

A Q&A will follow the presentation. We invite you to join us.

About the Speaker

Dr. Charles Iheagwara is a customer solutions advocate and security solutions consultant at Cisco, Inc. Previously, he served as managing director at Unatek, Inc., and as a consultant in various capacities at Grant Thornton, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, and Edgar Online. He holds a PhD from the University of Glamorgan in the United Kingdom and, as an SDM alumnus, an MS in engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also earned an MS in mineral engineering from the University of Minnesota and a BS and MS in metallurgical engineering from Russia’s Moscow Institute for Steel and Alloys. Dr. Iheagwara has published widely and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

About the Series

Sponsored by the System Design & Management (SDM) program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges. Recordings and slides from prior SDM webinars can be accessed here.