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Crystal City 2012

Arlington, VA | Thu, Sep 6 - Tue, Sep 11, 2012
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Why Do Organizations Get Compromised?

  • Dr. Eric Cole
  • Sunday, September 9th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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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  • 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.
Thursday, September 6
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, September 6th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Why our Defenses are Failing us. One Click is All it Takes... Bryce Galbraith Thursday, September 6th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Friday, September 7
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Toby Gouker Friday, September 7th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Brief Toby Gouker Friday, September 7th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Special Events
Saturday, September 8
Session Speaker Time Type
Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing (With Scripts) James Tarala Saturday, September 8th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Sunday, September 9
Session Speaker Time Type
SIFT Workstation - The Art of Incident Response Rob Lee Sunday, September 9th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, September 9th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm SANS@Night