Cyber Defense Initiative 2013

Washington, DC | Thu, Dec 12 - Thu, Dec 19, 2013

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 ‚ constant headlines detailing breaches and vulnerabilities at companies and government agencies. However, what you never hear about are the many organizations who aren‚t 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 ‚People Who Made a Difference in Security in 2013.‚

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 trends@sans.org, full information is available at http://blogs.sans.org/security-trends/?p=2048

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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Thursday, December 12
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, December 12th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Building a Security Program that Protects an Organization‚s Most Critical Assets ‚ 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
Session Speaker Time Type
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
Session Speaker Time Type
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
Session Speaker Time Type
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 Masterâs Degree Candidate Sunday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Special Events
Monday, December 16
Session Speaker Time Type
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