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Atlanta 2018

Atlanta, GA | Tue, May 29, 2018 - Sun, Jun 3, 2018
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Threat Intelligence: Planning and Direction

  • Brian Kime- Master's Degree Candidate
  • Thursday, May 31st, 8:15pm - 8:55pm

This presentation is about a military process adapted for use in the private sector by threat intelligence teams. Intelligence Preparation of the Cyber Operational Environment is a is a systematic, continuous process of analyzing potential threats to detect a suspicious set of activities that might threaten the organization's systems, networks, information, employees, or customers by providing a means of visualizing and assessing several specific intrusion sensor inputs and open source information to infer specific threat courses of action. The four-step process guides the creation of priority intelligence requirements, a collection plan, and an intelligence architecture.

Speaker Bio: Brian is a Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst who works with business units at the Southern Company, the second largest utility holding company, to reduce risk to the electric grid. He is also a military intelligence officer in the United States Army Reserve where he works with Army network owners to reduce risk to the Army's ability to communicate and process critical information. With over a decade in Intelligence operations, Brian knows intelligence programs can only succeed with robust management support and an in-depth understanding of the environment and threats. Brian has worked at Secureworks where he helped defend the premier managed security service provider and later embedded in one of the firm's largest client's security teams. As an Army Reserve officer, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom where he provided intelligence support to special operations forces. Brian holds many security certifications including CISSP, GCPM, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC and is an Army Cyber Operations Planner. He holds a Master of Science degree from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech.

Brian is a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute. The SANS Technology Institute is the only graduate program that combines SANS technical training, recognized as the industry's best, with leadership and management curriculum specifically developed for the unique needs of aspiring leaders. Learn more at

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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Tuesday, May 29
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS David R. Miller Tuesday, May 29th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Up Your Game! Tim Medin Tuesday, May 29th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Wednesday, May 30
Session Speaker Time Type
Follow The Money: Building a Cyber Crime group Richard Melick, Sr. Security Technologist Wednesday, May 30th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
10 Myths of Computer Investigations Kevin Ripa Wednesday, May 30th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Now What? A pragmatic approach to effective breach response for leaders. Russell Eubanks Wednesday, May 30th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, May 31
Session Speaker Time Type
Evolving Enterprise Defenses Matt Bohall, Solutions Engineer, Southeast Thursday, May 31st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Ubiquitous Shells Jon Gorenflo Thursday, May 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Threat Intelligence: Planning and Direction Brian Kime- Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, May 31st, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation