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Cyber Defense Initiative 2012

Washington, DC | Fri, Dec 7 - Sun, Dec 16, 2012

Tactical SecOps: A Guide to Precision Security Operations

  • Kevin Johnson
  • Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Security has become a major part of what our organizations expect and require. Our operations teams are being bombarded from everyone including the audit/legal teams, security teams and the upstart hactivist script kiddie that found the low hanging fruit of our network.

But all of this happens on top of the daily grind we have in just keeping our systems running.

In this talk, by Kevin Johnson of Secure Ideas, we will be exploring how operational teams can embed security testing within their current activities. By using an understanding of attacks and history of operational responsibilities, Kevin has built a guide for IT operations which includes security testing and verification techniques. This guide uses their professionally evil approach to security and provides understandable and open source methods and tools that can provide the precision information that is needed for response instead of the flood of noise most admins get from the tools being pushed on them today.

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.
Sunday, December 9
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, December 9th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Future Trends in Network Security Eric Cole, Ph.D. Sunday, December 9th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, December 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Forensic Campus Open House inviting non-attendees to reception Monday, December 10th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Reception
Women in Technology Meet and Greet Monday, December 10th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm Reception
Top 8 Steps for Effective Mobile Security Josh Wright, Ed Skoudis Monday, December 10th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Special Events
Building a Portable Private Cloud Paul Henry Monday, December 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Forensic Campus - "Malware Analysis Essentials using REMnux" Lenny Zeltser Monday, December 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Gone In 60 Minutes David Hoelzer Monday, December 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Forensic Campus - "Detecting Persistence Mechanisms" Alissa Torres Monday, December 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, December 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Expo Tuesday, December 11th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tuesday, December 11th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Event
Unleashing the Dogs of (cyber) War Ed Skoudis Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Open House Chancellor Toby Gouker Tuesday, December 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Knock-off Phone Forensics -Some Handsets Aren't What They Appear To Be Heather Mahalik Tuesday, December 11th, 7:15pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Master's Presentation Jim Horwath Tuesday, December 11th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Special Events
Gamification: Hacking Your Brain for Better Learning Yori Kvitchko Tuesday, December 11th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, December 12
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Certification Program Overview Scott Cassity Wednesday, December 12th, 6:15pm - 7:00pm Special Events
NetWars Tournament of Champions Ed Skoudis, Yori Kvitchko Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
Why Our Defenses Are Failing Us. One Click is All it Takes... Bryce Galbraith Wednesday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing the Kids Lance Spitzner Wednesday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Forensic Campus - "Intelligence-driven Response for Combating the Advanced Persistent Threat". Mike Cloppert Wednesday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Information Assurance Metrics: Practical Steps to Measurement James Tarala Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tactical SecOps: A Guide to Precision Security Operations Kevin Johnson Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Securing the Human Lance Spitzner Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Forensic Campus - "How memory forensics will help you lose weight and look ten years younger" Jesse Kornblum Wednesday, December 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, December 13
Session Speaker Time Type
NetWars Tournament of Champions Ed Skoudis, Yori Kvitchko Thursday, December 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
What's New in Server 2012 and Windows 8 Jason Fossen Thursday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Security Onion: One Step Closer to a Safer Network with Almost no Budget Chris Mohan Thursday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Master's Presentation Michael Hoehl Thursday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Special Events