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Baltimore Spring 2017

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Apr 24 - Sat, Apr 29, 2017
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Security Configuration at Scale - An Introduction to Ansilble

  • Patrick Neise, Master's Degree Candidate
  • Tuesday, April 25th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm

Effective transport security can protect critical client data while they are using your company's website or protect your communications while traveling and using insecure networks. Correct and effective deployment of these technologies is often complicated and error prone. Ansible brings consistency, repeatability, and automation to repetitive tasks such as the deployment and configuration of IPSEC VPNs and SSL certificates for secure web browsing. We will cover the fundamentals of Ansible and how it can be used to create the capability to have a "one-click" personal IPSEC VPN or to automate the addition and renewal of Let's Encrypt certificates to your infrastructure.

Speaker Bio: Patrick Neise is currently a Security Systems Engineer at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Recently retired from the U.S. Navy, Patrick brings 20 years of operational experience in submarines and information warfare to the information security community. He holds a Master's Degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University, a B.S from The University of Texas at Austin in Electrical Engineering and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technical Institute and a Doctorate of Engineering from George Washington University. Patrick holds multiple certifications including CISSP, CAP, GPEN, GCIH, GCIA, GCED, GPPW, GSLC, GSEC, GCCC, GWAPT, C|EH, and PMP. He is also a member of the SANS/GIAC and GPWN advisory boards.


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.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, April 24
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Monday, April 24th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Exploitation 101: Stacks, NX/DEP, ASLR and ROP! David Hoelzer Monday, April 24th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, April 25
Session Speaker Time Type
Steganography - The Hidden Threat Kevin Fiscus Tuesday, April 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security Configuration at Scale - An Introduction to Ansilble Patrick Neise, Master's Degree Candidate Tuesday, April 25th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Real World Enterprise Incident Response w/ Kansa Robert Adams, Master's Degree Candidate Tuesday, April 25th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Wednesday, April 26
Session Speaker Time Type
(Am)Cache Rules Everything Around Me Eric Zimmerman Wednesday, April 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing the Enterprise with Cyber Threat Hunting Michael C. Long, Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, April 26th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, April 27
Session Speaker Time Type
The Node Situation Moses Hernandez Thursday, April 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night