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Chicago 2014

Chicago, IL | Sun, Aug 24 - Fri, Aug 29, 2014
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Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Thursday, August 28th, 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 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. The myth of the geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth. However, the fact is that increasing our skills more on the 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 will.

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.

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.
Sunday, August 24
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Johannes Ullrich Sunday, August 24th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
The Security Impact of IPv6 Johannes Ullrich Sunday, August 24th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Monday, August 25
Session Speaker Time Type
Next Generation FIrewalls Jeff Eckley, Inside Sales Manager, Infogressive Monday, August 25th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Eric Conrad Monday, August 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Vendor Security ... Really? Mark Williams Monday, August 25th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Software Security Assurance: Keeping Your Security Program on the Rails Bruce Jenkins, Program Manager, HP Tuesday, August 26th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Automating Linux Memory Capture for Analysis Hal Pomeranz Tuesday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 27
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps Chris Crowley Wednesday, August 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 28
Session Speaker Time Type
Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional Ted Demopoulos Thursday, August 28th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night