SANS Presents: People Who Made a Difference In Security in 2013
- Alan Paller
- Monday, December 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm
There is no shortage of publicity around failures in security â constant headlines detailing breaches and vulnerabilities at companies and government agencies. However, what you never hear about are the many organizations who arenât in the news because they have found ways to meet business and mission needs while protecting customer and business data from attackers. There are thousands of security practitioners out there who are quietly succeeding and making breakthroughs in advancing security.
On Monday 16 December at the SANS Cyber Defense Initiative conference in Washington DC, SANS plans on celebrating the most dedicated and innovative âPeople Who Made a Difference in Security in 2013.â
We are soliciting nominations from the SANS community for names of individual, teams and groups who implemented security processes or technology in 2013 that resulted in meaningful and measurable advances in security. The criteria for nomination are:
1. Must have led the implementation and deployment of security processes or controls in 2013 that either (a) made measurable increases in cybersecurity or (b) enabled new business initiatives (such as use of BYOD, cloud, Smart Grid, Digital Government, etc) while maintaining required security levels.
2. The deployed solutions must show advances or innovation over common levels of practice.
3. Must be willing, and have management approval, to be publicly acknowledged. Company or agency names can be kept anonymous if necessary.
Awards will be made in several categories, including but not limited to:
1. Enhancing the Security Workforce
2. Implementing the Critical Security Controls
3. Meaningful Security Metrics
4. Mitigating Advanced Threats
5. Securing the Human
6. Vertical Industry Difference Makers: ICS, Healthcare, Government, etc.
Submissions are due by 8 November 2013, and will be evaluated by a team from SANS, security industry analysts and thought leaders. Send your nominations or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, full information is available at http://blogs.sans.org/security-trends/?p=2048
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.
- Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Thursday, December 12
|General Session - Welcome to SANS||Dr. Eric Cole||Thursday, December 12th, 8:15am - 8:45am||Special Events|
|Building a Security Program that Protects an Organizationâs Most Critical Assets â A Different Approach||Robert Eggebrecht, President and CEO, BEW Global||Thursday, December 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|SANS Technology Institute Open House||Alan Paller, President of the SANS Technology Institute||Thursday, December 12th, 6:00pm - 7:15pm||Special Events|
|APT: It is Time to Act||Dr. Eric Cole||Thursday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm||Keynote|
Friday, December 13
|Vendor Solutions Expo||—||Friday, December 13th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Vendor Event|
|Vendor Solutions Expo||—||Friday, December 13th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Vendor Event|
|Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker||Jason Fossen||Friday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm||SANS@Night|
|Have no fear - DFIR is here!||Rob Lee, Chad Tilbury, Alissa Torres, and Lenny Zeltser||Friday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm||SANS@Night|
|A Predictive Security Model Using Bayesian Networks||Dan Lyon-Master's Degree Candidate||Friday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm||Special Events|
|Discovering Security Events of Interest Using Splunk||Carrie Roberts-Master's Degree Candidate||Friday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm||Special Events|
|Active Deception to Augment Intrusion Detection||Josh Johnson- Master's Degree Candidate||Friday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm||Special Events|
Saturday, December 14
|Fortinet Next Generation Firewalls||Justin Kallhoff, CEO Infogressive||Saturday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|The Power of Lossless Packet Capture (1G-100G) & Real-time Netflow||Andrew Weismanâ€“ Senior Sales Engineer, Emulex||Saturday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring||Eric Conrad and Seth Misenar||Saturday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Booting a Write-blocked Drive to a VM Using Linux (Ubuntu)||Carlos Cajigas||Saturday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments||James Tarala||Saturday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Closing the Door on Web Shells||Anuj Soni||Saturday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
Sunday, December 15
|NetWars Tournament of Champions||Yori Kvitchko||Sunday, December 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Special Events|
|GIAC Program Overview||Jeff Frisk||Sunday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||Special Events|
|Who's Watching the Watchers?||Mike Poor||Sunday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Security Onion: Installed and Now What?||Chris Mohan||Sunday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Sharing Without Borders: Attacking and Testing SharePoint||Kevin Johnson||Sunday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Hacking Back, Active Defense, and Internet Tough Guys||John Strand||Sunday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Privacy and Peace of Mind While Accessing the Internet Via a Free/Public Access Point Through the Use of Your Very Own SOHO VPN Server. Easy as Pie... Raspberry Pi.||Eric Jodoin - STI Masterâ€™s Degree Candidate||Sunday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm||Special Events|
Monday, December 16
|SANS Presents: People Who Made a Difference In Security in 2013||Alan Paller||Monday, December 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Targeted, Wire-speed Yara Analysis for Real-time Malware Prevention||Mike Nichols, Technical Product Manager||Monday, December 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|NetWars Tournament of Champions||Yori Kvitchko||Monday, December 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Special Events|
|Effective Phishing that Employees Like||Lance Spitzner||Monday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|New School Forensics: Latest Tools and Techniques in Memory Analysis||Chad Tilbury||Monday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Securing The Kids||Lance Spitzner||Monday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|