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Chicago 2012

Chicago, IL | Sat, Oct 27, 2012 - Mon, Nov 5, 2012

Why Do Organizations Get Compromised?

  • Dr. Eric Cole
  • Monday, October 29th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

The number one question people ask with regards to security is..."Why?".

Why do some organizations get compromised and others do not? Fifteen years ago, when an organization was compromised, it was pretty easy to understand why. The organization spent minimal energy and effort on security, did not protect their systems and it was pretty obvious why they were compromised. Today, organizations are spending significant resources on cyber security and still being compromised. Many executives and technical staff are getting very frustrated because on the surface it looks like they are doing the right things, but they are still compromised. This talk will focus on why organizations are compromised and what checks you can perform to determine your likelihood of being compromised. Trends and solutions will also be examined to understand what needs to be done to build an effective program.

Bonus Sessions

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Monday, October 29
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Jason Fossen Monday, October 29th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 29th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 30
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Expo Tuesday, October 30th, 10:30am - 3:20pm Vendor Event
How to Become a SANS Instructor Chris Crowley Tuesday, October 30th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
Vendor Lunch and Learn Tuesday, October 30th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
What's New in Windows 8 and Server 2012? Jason Fossen Tuesday, October 30th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Thursday, November 1
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, November 1st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, November 1st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
Securing The Kids Lance Spitzner Thursday, November 1st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing The Human Lance Spitzner Thursday, November 1st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night