4 Days left to get a GIAC Certification Attempt Included with Online Training - Register Today!

Austin Winter 2017

Austin, TX | Mon, Dec 4 - Sat, Dec 9, 2017
Event starts in 44 Days
 

Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Tuesday, December 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Based on the recently published book of the same title.

Some of us are so effective, and well known, that the term "Rock Stars" is entirely accurate. What kind of skills do Rock Stars have and wannabe Rock Stars need to develop? Although we personally may never be swamped by groupies, we can learn the skills be more effective, well respected, and well paid.

Obviously it's not just about technology; in fact most of us are very good at the technology part. And although the myth of the Geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth, the fact is that increasing our skills more on social and business side will make most of us more effective at what we do than learning how to read hex better while standing on our heads, becoming "One with Metasploit," or understanding the latest hot technologies.

Topics, with input from real Rock Stars of Infosec, include:

  • The 5 Levels to Rock Star
  • Positioning - why "they" don't like us or security and what we can do about it.
  • The Science of Influence - ruthless social engineering or effective professional skills?
  • Getting Things Done - Brutal Time Management and The Art of Saying "No" without upsetting too many people.
  • How to let people know you rock. You might be the best in the world, but if no one knows it you're not going to do much good.


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, December 4
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Alissa Torres Monday, December 4th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Automobile Forensics - Infotainment and Telematics Paul A. Henry Monday, December 4th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, December 5
Session Speaker Time Type
Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, December 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, December 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Be the Cheatsheet. Know Memory Alissa Torres Wednesday, December 6th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night