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Austin 2013

Austin, TX | Sun, May 19 - Fri, May 24, 2013
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So What? The Most Important Question in Information Security

  • Kevin Fiscus
  • Monday, May 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

The world of information security is filled with sophisticated technical concepts and 0-day "sploits". Penetration testers ride high as the elite of the security community. Unfortunately, the business aspect of security often gets lost. Penetration testers sit confused when their boss or their client doesn't seem to care about getting "root" or domain admin access. The communication gaps widens when that boss or that client fails to fix identified problems or to follow sound recommendations. Fortunately, security professionals can solve these problems by simply asking a simple question - so what?


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.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Sunday, May 19
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, May 19th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, May 19th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, May 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Monday, May 20th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Fortinet Next Generation Firewalls Troy Brueckner, CISSP, GISP, VP of Sales and Marketing for Infogressive Monday, May 20th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Monday, May 20th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Monday, May 20th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Everything I know is wrong! How to lead a security team in a time of unprecedented change and challenge. Stephen Northcutt Monday, May 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
So What? The Most Important Question in Information Security Kevin Fiscus Monday, May 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, May 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Evolving Threats Paul A. Henry Tuesday, May 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Privileged Domain Account Protection: How to Limit Credentials Exposure Mike Pilkington Tuesday, May 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, May 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Risk Analysts are not Auditors Mark Williams Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
GIAC Program Overview Stephen Northcutt Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Stephen Northcutt Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events