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Chicago 2012

Chicago, IL | Sat, Oct 27, 2012 - Mon, Nov 5, 2012
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Securing The Human

  • Lance Spitzner
  • Thursday, November 1st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Organizations have traditionally invested most of their security in technology, with little effort in protecting their employees. As a result, many attackers today target the weakest link, the human. Awareness, not just technology, has become key to reducing risk and remaining compliant. This high-level talk designed for management explains why humans are so vulnerable, how they are being actively exploited and what organizations can do about it.

Key points include:

  • How people are really nothing more than a highly vulnerable operating system.
  • What makes us so vulnerable and how attackers exploit these vulnerabilities..
  • How to develop a high-impact, flexible awareness program that patches these vulnerabilities and reduces risk.
  • Create a program so engaging employees will ask how their families can take it.
  • How to measure change in behavior and the impact to your organization.


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.
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