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Cyber Defense Initiative 2015

Washington, DC | Sat, Dec 12 - Sat, Dec 19, 2015

How to bring some Advanced Persistent Trickery to your fight against Advanced Persistent Threats...

  • Bryce Galbraith
  • Tuesday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

You know you have intruders in your house...but this is your house and no one knows it better than you. Don't sit back and wait. It's game on...

This presentation will explore ways that you can frustrate, annoy, and potentially reveal Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) with active defense, offensive countermeasures & cyber deception (legally and ethically).

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.
Sunday, December 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Registration Welcome Reception Sunday, December 13th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception
Securing The Kids Lance Spitzner Sunday, December 13th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Monday, December 14
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryce Galbraith- Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Monday, December 14th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
General Session - Welcome to SANS Jason Fossen-Grand Hyatt Washington Monday, December 14th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Busting The Rebel Scum - QRadar and Box Peter Szczepankiewicz. SANS Certified Instructor and IBM Product Manager and Sonny Hashmi, Managing Director, Box Monday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Mike Assante talks on ICS Security Case Studies Mike Assante Monday, December 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Special Events
What's New for Security in Windows 10 and Server 2016? Jason Fossen Monday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, December 15
Session Speaker Time Type
Defining Your First Line of Defense Tom Byrnes, Founder and CEO Tuesday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Launch, Detect, Evolve: The Mutation of Malware Andres Ortiz, Malware Intelligence Analyst Tuesday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
An Architecture for Continuous Monitoring and Mitigation Matt Hartley, Director - Federal Civilian Agencies & Systems Integrators and Ellen Sundra, CISSP - Director of Systems Engineering - DOD, Forescout Technologies Tuesday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Think Like an Attacker: What You Must Know About Targeted Attack Techniques Michael Mumcuoglu, Co-Founder, and Chief Technology Officer Tuesday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Women's CONNECT Event in partnership with ISSA International Women In Security Special Interest Group (WIS SIG) Tuesday, December 15th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Special Events
Offensive Countermeasures, Active Defenses, and Internet Tough Guys John Strand Tuesday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Crazy New World of Cyber Investigations: Law, Ethics and Evidence Benjamin Wright Tuesday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Automating Post-Exploitation with PowerShell James Tarala Tuesday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Effectiveness of Microsoft's EMET Stephen Sims Tuesday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
How to bring some Advanced Persistent Trickery to your fight against Advanced Persistent Threats... Bryce Galbraith Tuesday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, December 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, December 16th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, December 16th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
Malware Analysis for Incident Responders: Getting Started Lenny Zeltser Wednesday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
The Tap House Phil Hagen Wednesday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
ICS/SCADA Cyber Attacks - Fact vs. Fiction Robert M. Lee Wednesday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Plinko Board of Modern Persistence Techniques Alissa Torres Wednesday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Wednesday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
GIAC Program Overview Courtney Imbert Wednesday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Thursday, December 17
Session Speaker Time Type
STI Lunch and Learn Thursday, December 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Prevent - Detect - Respond Derrick Masters, Security Analyst, Infogressive Thursday, December 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
See Threats Coming with DomainTools Mark Kendrick, Director of Solution Engineering Thursday, December 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Crack the Code: Defeat the Advanced Adversary Robert Clark, Systems Engineer, Palo Alto Networks Thursday, December 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Foundational Cyber Security Hygiene: Getting Back to Basics Hariom Singh, CISSP, Director of Policy Compliance Thursday, December 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
CISA: How do we get past walking and actually start running with Information Sharing? Trish Cagliostro, Principal Security Architect Thursday, December 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
NetWars Tournament of Champions Ed Skoudis, Tim Medin, and Jeff McJunkin Thursday, December 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
Evolving Threats Paul Henry Thursday, December 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Card Fraud 101 G. Mark Hardy Thursday, December 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Building a Web Application Vulnerability Management Program Jason Pubal - Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, December 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Master's Degree Presentation
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Thursday, December 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Information Security Risk Management - No Exceptions! Mark Williams Thursday, December 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, December 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Automating the Hunt for Attackers Dan Mitchell, Senior Security Engineer Friday, December 18th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
NetWars Tournament of Champions Ed Skoudis, Tim Medin, and Jeff McJunkin Friday, December 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events