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Boston 2014

Boston, MA | Mon, Jul 28, 2014 - Sat, Aug 2, 2014

Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Thursday, July 31st, 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 to 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 sides 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.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, July 28
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Jason Fossen Monday, July 28th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, July 28th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 29
Session Speaker Time Type
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Seth Misenar and Eric Conrad Tuesday, July 29th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Bot inside the Machine Johannes Ullrich Tuesday, July 29th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 30
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Wednesday, July 30th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Top 5 Myths of Data Breaches Brian Kaye, Regional Account Manager, Firemon Wednesday, July 30th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Next Generation Firewalls Jeff Eckley, Sales Manager, Infogressive Wednesday, July 30th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Wednesday, July 30th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker Jason Fossen Wednesday, July 30th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
SQL Injection Exploited Micah Hoffman Wednesday, July 30th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, July 31
Session Speaker Time Type
Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional Ted Demopoulos Thursday, July 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
SIFT Workstation - The Art of Incident Response Rob Lee Thursday, July 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Logs, Logs, Every Where / Nor Any Byte to Grok Phil Hagen Thursday, July 31st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, August 1
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps Chris Crowley Friday, August 1st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night