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Baltimore 2012

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Oct 15 - Sat, Oct 20, 2012
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Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Tuesday, October 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Why are some of us much more effective than others? A very few of us are so effective, and well known, that we might even be called the rock stars of our industry. Now we personally may never be swamped by groupies, but 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

  • 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 be a professional or at least appear to be one.
  • 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, October 15
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session: Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 15th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Future Trends in Network Security Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, October 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing (With Scripts) James Tarala Tuesday, October 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, October 17
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Toby Gouker Wednesday, October 17th, 12:20pm - 1:20pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Toby Gouker Wednesday, October 17th, 12:20pm - 1:20pm Special Events