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Cyber Defense Initiative 2014

Washington, DC | Wed, Dec 10 - Fri, Dec 19, 2014

A Night of Crypto

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Monday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Want to learn a bit more about cryptography but not get wrapped up in the math? G. Mark Hardy has been writing crypto contests for major hacker conferences for years (DEFCON, Toorcon, Shmoocon, THOTCON, SkyDogCon, etc.), and is going to share insights into the reasons behind cryptography, why some algorithms work and some fail, and take a look at what's in use in business today. We'll even cover the cryptographic principles behind Bitcoin. Plus, you'll get a chance to see how crypto puzzles are designed, which might give you some ideas for your own.

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