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Columbia, MD 2017

Columbia, MD | Mon, Jun 26, 2017 - Sat, Jul 1, 2017
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Build an Effective, Low-Cost Monitoring System for Enterprise, Small Office, or Home Networks

  • Austin Taylor, Master's Degree Candidate
  • Wednesday, June 28th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm

For organizations who wish to prevent data breaches, incident prevention is ideal, but detection of an attempted or successful breach is a must. Today's Security Operations Centers (SOC) must efficiently process events to be successful in intrusion detection.

In this jam-packed talk, you will learn key concepts for continuous monitoring including:

  • Setting up an intrusion detection system
  • Correct sensor placement
  • Implementing threat intelligence
  • Creating meaningful visualizations to help spot anomalous behavior

All of which you can apply immediately to large enterprise, small office, or home networks!

Finally, Mr. Taylor will conclude by introducing you to behavioral analytics and methods to identify post-infection such as beaconing and Domain Generated Algorithms (DGA).

Speaker Bio: Austin Taylor (www.austintaylor.io) has an extensive background in Defensive and Offensive Cyber Operations and has performed incident response for some of the world's top Fortune companies. His expertise includes penetration testing, data science, threat hunting, User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) and incident response. Austin has won numerous Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions, including SANS Netwars. In his off time, he teaches programming and conducts training at conferences. He currently serves as a Cyber Warfare Operator for the United States Air Force and works at IronNet Cybersecurity as a Senior Security Researcher. Austin holds multiple industry certifications including CISSP, GMON, GCCC, GCIA, GCIH, GCPM, GSEC, GPEN, CEH, VCP, CCNA:Security. Austin is a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute.


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.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, June 26
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D. Monday, June 26th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Threat Intelligence and Attribution in a Political Climate Robert M. Lee Monday, June 26th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, June 27
Session Speaker Time Type
Opening a Can of Active Defense and Cyber Deception to Confuse and Frustrate Attackers Chris Pizor Tuesday, June 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Basics of Storytelling and How to Use Them to Get Your Message Heard. Jason Blanchard Tuesday, June 27th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, June 28
Session Speaker Time Type
Evolving Threats Paul Henry Wednesday, June 28th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Build an Effective, Low-Cost Monitoring System for Enterprise, Small Office, or Home Networks Austin Taylor, Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, June 28th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, June 29
Session Speaker Time Type
Intro to Windows Computer Forensics - Finding Intrusions Jacquelyn Blanchard Thursday, June 29th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night