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Baltimore Fall 2017

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Sep 25 - Sat, Sep 30, 2017
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The Red Pill. Become Aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More.

  • My-Ngoc Nguyen
  • Tuesday, September 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." -Morpheus, to Neo [src]

Take the red pill, come join us down this rabbit hole, and get your head out of the sand to better protect yourself, your company/organization, and the things that matter to you (e.g. your loved ones, your finances, your identity). In this presentation, you will get insights on common misconceptions and trends that led to many breaches, especially those that were headlined. We'll touch on some details from those headlined breaches to show commonalities, address the main misconceptions, describe attackers' approaches, provide some statistics, and most importantly, provide helpful tips applicable to all members of the audience.


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 25
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Paul A. Henry Monday, September 25th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
The Internet of Evil Things Dr. Johannes Ullrich Monday, September 25th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, September 26
Session Speaker Time Type
The Red Pill. Become Aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More. My-Ngoc Nguyen Tuesday, September 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Anti-Ransomware: How to Turn the Tables G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, September 26th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, September 27
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS Startup 360 Moderator/Timekeeper: John Pescatore, SANS Director Emerging Security Trends Wednesday, September 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Thursday, September 28
Session Speaker Time Type
Malware Analysis: House Rules Anuj Soni Thursday, September 28th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night