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Cyber Defense Initiative 2012

Washington, DC | Fri, Dec 7 - Sun, Dec 16, 2012

NetWars Tournament of Champions

  • Ed Skoudis, Yori Kvitchko
  • Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Thursday, December 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

SANS is hosting the first ever Tournament of Champions where the best-of-the-best from past NetWars Competitions as well as the winners of this year's Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), CyberLympics and Cyber Patriot have been invited to face off. We have also invited some of the top high school and college students from the Cyber Camps and Cyber Foundations to participate as well. We expect to have some of the most capable security professionals in the country matching wits with each other in our ultimate tournament!

NetWars Tournament of Champions will be held at SANS CDI 2012 on December 12-13 at the Washington Hilton Towers.

Awards will be given for the top three professionals and the top three students. We will also be giving special awards based on individual achievements in the tournament.

Space is limited.

If you believe you qualify for this Tournament, please contact us at netwars@sans.org and we will validate and register you. The $999 fee will be waived for all individuals who qualify for the Tournament of Champions!

For more info: http://www.sans.org/netwars

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into four categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
Sunday, December 9
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, December 9th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Future Trends in Network Security Eric Cole, Ph.D. Sunday, December 9th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, December 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Forensic Campus Open House inviting non-attendees to reception Monday, December 10th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Reception
Women in Technology Meet and Greet Monday, December 10th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm Reception
Top 8 Steps for Effective Mobile Security Josh Wright, Ed Skoudis Monday, December 10th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Special Events
Building a Portable Private Cloud Paul Henry Monday, December 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Forensic Campus - "Malware Analysis Essentials using REMnux" Lenny Zeltser Monday, December 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Gone In 60 Minutes David Hoelzer Monday, December 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Forensic Campus - "Detecting Persistence Mechanisms" Alissa Torres Monday, December 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, December 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Expo Tuesday, December 11th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tuesday, December 11th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Event
Unleashing the Dogs of (cyber) War Ed Skoudis Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Open House Chancellor Toby Gouker Tuesday, December 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Knock-off Phone Forensics -Some Handsets Aren't What They Appear To Be Heather Mahalik Tuesday, December 11th, 7:15pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Master's Presentation Jim Horwath Tuesday, December 11th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Special Events
Gamification: Hacking Your Brain for Better Learning Yori Kvitchko Tuesday, December 11th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, December 12
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Certification Program Overview Scott Cassity Wednesday, December 12th, 6:15pm - 7:00pm Special Events
NetWars Tournament of Champions Ed Skoudis, Yori Kvitchko Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
Why Our Defenses Are Failing Us. One Click is All it Takes... Bryce Galbraith Wednesday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing the Kids Lance Spitzner Wednesday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Forensic Campus - "Intelligence-driven Response for Combating the Advanced Persistent Threat". Mike Cloppert Wednesday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Information Assurance Metrics: Practical Steps to Measurement James Tarala Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tactical SecOps: A Guide to Precision Security Operations Kevin Johnson Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Securing the Human Lance Spitzner Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Forensic Campus - "How memory forensics will help you lose weight and look ten years younger" Jesse Kornblum Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, December 13
Session Speaker Time Type
NetWars Tournament of Champions Ed Skoudis, Yori Kvitchko Thursday, December 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
What's New in Server 2012 and Windows 8 Jason Fossen Thursday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Security Onion: One Step Closer to a Safer Network with Almost no Budget Chris Mohan Thursday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Master's Presentation Michael Hoehl Thursday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Special Events