Albuquerque 2014

Albuquerque, NM | Mon, Sep 15 - Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Wednesday, September 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Perhaps the worst advice you can give a user is "choose a complex password". The result is the impossible-to-remember password requiring the infamous sticky note on the monitor. In addition, that password gets used at a dozen sites at home, AND the very same password gets used at work. The final result ends up being the devastating password compromise. In this one-hour talk, we will look at the technical and non-technical (human nature) issues behind passwords. Attendees will gain a more complete understanding of passwords and receive solid advice on creating more easily remembered AND significantly stronger passwords at work and at home, for their users, for themselves and even for their children.

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 these 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.
Monday, September 15
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Paul A. Henry Monday, September 15th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Evolving Threats Paul A. Henry Monday, September 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, September 16
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Tuesday, September 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Extracting User Credentials using Memory Forensics Alissa Torres Tuesday, September 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, September 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Wednesday, September 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, September 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Bust a cap in a web app with ZAP Adrien de Beaupre Thursday, September 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night