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Baltimore 2014

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Sep 22 - Sat, Sep 27, 2014
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Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

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 22
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, September 22nd, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Bill Lockhart, Executive Director, SANS Technology Institute Monday, September 22nd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, September 22nd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, September 23
Session Speaker Time Type
Extracting User Credentials using Memory Forensics Alissa Torres Tuesday, September 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, September 24
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, September 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Wednesday, September 24th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, September 25
Session Speaker Time Type
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Seth Misenar Thursday, September 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, September 26
Session Speaker Time Type
From APT to AVT - Investigating the Latest Threats Jess Garcia Friday, September 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night