Cyber Defense Initiative® 2015

Washington, DC | Sat, Dec 12 - Sat, Dec 19, 2015
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

STI Lunch and Learn

  • Thursday, December 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Space is Limited - RSVP Required (rsvp@sans.edu)

Location - Banneker Room

Extend your training with a graduate degree from SANS. Join us for lunch to learn how the class you're taking this week may apply towards a master's degree or graduate certificate program.

Find out more at www.sans.edu. Email us at info@sans.edu.


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