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Cyber Defense Initiative 2014

Washington, DC | Wed, Dec 10 - Fri, Dec 19, 2014
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IT Security meets Research: Lessons from NASA's Science Labs

  • Joel Offenberg, Vantage Systems, Inc.
  • Tuesday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

With a complicated web of partnerships, customized equipment, always-changing configurations, and arbitrary deadlines, securing a science lab's computer systems can seem to be a daunting task. The solutions to securing the lab can be elegant or expensive, complicated or cheap, or anywhere in-between...and can be used in other challenging environments. The author discusses solutions for research lab cybersecurity based on his experiences working with scientists and engineers as a NASA contractor.

Bio:

Joel Offenberg works for Vantage Systems, Inc. as a Senior Security Engineer for the Joint Polar Satellite System at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He is also Vantage Systems' Chief Information Security Officer and is a member of the business development team. His current job focus is IT security planning, continuous monitoring and security critical operational systems. Joel has worked as a contractor at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center since 1991.

Joel holds a B.A. in Physics, an M.S. in Computer Science and CISSP, PMP, GSNA and GSEC certifications. He is a founding member of Information Assurance @ Goddard seminar series, where he is also an occasional speaker.

Joel always enjoys participating in SANS as a learner and is excited to be have the opportunity to share his experience.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/JDOffenberg


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.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Friday, December 12
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session- Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Friday, December 12th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Stay Ahead of the Adversary with Network Security Analytics Mike Nichols, Senior Manager, Sales Friday, December 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Women In Technology Reception Friday, December 12th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm Reception
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Eric Conrad Friday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Saturday, December 13
Session Speaker Time Type
How Isolation vs. Detection Can (finally) Help Solve the APT Problem, and Why Should I/My Organization Care? Sebastian Taphanel, Consulting Systems Architect Saturday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
SANS Technology Institute Graduation Alan Paller, Sally Vandeven Saturday, December 13th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Special Events
An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments James Tarala Saturday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security Awareness Metrics: Measuring Human Behavior Lance Spitzner Saturday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Attacking and Defending Building Automation Systems at Scale: A Case Study Billy Rios Saturday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing The Kids Lance Spitzner Saturday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Everything They Told Me About Security Was Wrong John Strand Saturday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, December 14
Session Speaker Time Type
Connect the Dots with Domain Name Intelligence from DomainTools Mark Kendrick, Director of Business Development Sunday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Defending Your Global Perimeter Jonathan Trull, Chief Information Security Officer, Qualys, Inc Sunday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Cyber Crime As a Business: How Criminal Networks Use "Cloud Servies" and "Involuntary Contribution Associates" to Make Money Tom Byrnes, CEO of ThreatSTOP Sunday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Continuous Monitoring and Mitigation Timothy Jones, Federal Systems Engineer Sunday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
SANS Technology Institute Reception and Information Session Bill Lockhart, Executive Director, SANS Technology Institute Sunday, December 14th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm Reception
Gone in 60 Minutes: Have You Patched Your System Today? David Hoelzer Sunday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker Jason Fossen Sunday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
The Threat Landscape of PKI: System and Cryptographic Security of X.509, Algorithms, and their Implementations. Blaine Hein- Master's Degree Candidate Sunday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Introduction to IDA Pro and Debugging Stephen Sims Sunday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Sunday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Home-Field Advantage: Hunting the Advanced Persistent Threat by Interdicting their Tactics with Network Traps & Snares Matthew Toussain - Master's Degree Candidate Sunday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Monday, December 15
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Monday, December 15th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Monday, December 15th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
NetWars Tournament of Champions Ed Skoudis & Tim Medin Monday, December 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
A Night of Crypto G. Mark Hardy Monday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Monday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, December 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Fortinet Next Generation Firewalls Will Tipton, Security Engineer Tuesday, December 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Are Privileged Accounts a Vulnerability Risk? Absolutely. Rod Simmons, Director of Privilege Management, BeyondTrust Tuesday, December 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
NetWars Tournament of Champions Ed Skoudis & Tim Medin Tuesday, December 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
IT Security meets Research: Lessons from NASA's Science Labs Joel Offenberg, Vantage Systems, Inc. Tuesday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night