Choose from Seven Cyber Security Courses at SANS Atlanta 2018. Save $200 thru 4/25.

Baltimore Spring 2018

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Apr 23 - Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Cyber Defense Challenges from the Small and Medium Sized Business Perspective

  • Aric Asti- Master's Degree Candidate
  • Wednesday, April 25th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm

This presentation examines a research survey that was conducted in order to pinpoint both technical and organization cyber defense challenges faced by small and medium sized businesses. Cyber-attacks against SMBs are increasing, what can we do about it? This presentation identifies surveyed challenges and offers mitigation techniques to assist SMBs.

Speaker Bio: Aric is the Director of IT at a community Mental Health organization. For the past 19 years, Aric has worked at various levels in IT departments spanning both the military, DoD, and corporate organizations. He enjoys improving organizations' IT infrastructure and security posture by implementing various best practices. Aric currently holds four GIAC certifications and is a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute. The SANS Technology Institute is the only graduate program that combines SANS technical training, recognized as the industry‚s best, with leadership and management curriculum specifically developed for the unique needs of aspiring leaders. Learn more at www.sans.edu.


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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, April 23
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Alissa Torres Monday, April 23rd, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
492063616E207374696C6C2073656520796F7521 Jonathan Ham Monday, April 23rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Wednesday, April 25
Session Speaker Time Type
Evolving Enterprise Defenses Grant Moerschel, Senior Director for Solutions Engineering Wednesday, April 25th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Cyber Risks to Critical Infrastructure Systems Mark Bristow Wednesday, April 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Cyber Defense Challenges from the Small and Medium Sized Business Perspective Aric Asti- Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, April 25th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, April 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Learning From The Adversary: Automated Malware Analysis For The Win Dean Parsons Thursday, April 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Building the Airplane in Mid-Flight: Bringing Cyber-Security Structure to Special Operations Units Adam Baker- Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, April 26th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
How Effective are Tools in Detecting the "Maleficent Seven" Privileges for the Windows Environment? Tobias Mccurry- Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, April 26th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Friday, April 27
Session Speaker Time Type
PCAP Next Generation: Is your Sniffer Up to Snuff? Scott Fether- Master's Degree Candidate Friday, April 27th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Discovering and Acquiring Virtualized Servers on vSphere and ESXi Scott Perry- Master's Degree Candidate Friday, April 27th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation