Boston 2015

Boston, MA | Mon, Aug 3 - Sat, Aug 8, 2015

Instant Expert: Legitimately and Ethically

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Tuesday, August 4th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Part of the Infosec Rock Star Series of talks: We naturally build expertise with experience, but we don't necessarily build "Expert Status". There are many reasons to develop expert status:

  • Expert status gives you more influence
  • People listen to experts readily
  • Experts can make a bigger and more positive impact
  • Experts are well paid
  • Experts have a lot of flexibility to follow their passions in life

Even the mere concept of what constitutes an expert confuses most people. An expert is "a person with extensive knowledge or ability" which means they know significantly more than others. It is a relative term however. It doesn't mean #1 Expert in the world. It doesn't mean there is nothing else left to learn.

Chances are that you are already an expert on several topics.

In this talk we examine exactly what an expert is (again, you probably already are an expert), and the multiple ways to quickly, legitimately, and yes, sometimes even nearly instantly, develop expert status.

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.
Monday, August 3
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session- Welcome to SANS Rob Lee Monday, August 3rd, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Hunting Your Adversary - How to Operate and Leverage an Incident Response Hunt Team Rob Lee, Fellow, SANS Institute Monday, August 3rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 4
Session Speaker Time Type
Prevent - Detect - Respond Justin Kallhoff, CEO and Founder, Infogressive Tuesday, August 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
iOS Game Hacking: How I Ruled the Worl^Hd and Built Skills For AWESOME Mobile App Pen Tests Josh Wright Tuesday, August 4th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Instant Expert: Legitimately and Ethically Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, August 4th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 5
Session Speaker Time Type
Adopting an Attacker Mindset with Core Impact Pro® Joe DiGregorio, Customer Experience Engineer, Core Security Wednesday, August 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Identity is the New Perimeter Dean Thompson, VP of Technical Services Wednesday, August 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Instant Layered Security For Your Cloud Servers Michael Young, Cloud Security Evangelist Wednesday, August 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Uncovering "Unknown Unknowns": Detecting Compromise Before it Becomes a Crisis Jim Penrose, EVP of Cyber Intelligence Wednesday, August 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, August 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Internet of Evil Things Johannes Ullrich Wednesday, August 5th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Continuous Monitoring and Real-World Analysis Seth Misenar and Eric Conrad Thursday, August 6th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
DFIR Advanced Smartphone Forensics Cindy Murphy Thursday, August 6th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night