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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2016

Washington, DC | Sat, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 17, 2016
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

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 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Securing Your Kids Lance Spitzner Sunday, December 11th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Monday, December 12
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Monday, December 12th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
What's New for Security in Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10? Jason Fossen Monday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, December 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Manual Threat Intelligence Management - Doing it the Hard Way Chris Black, Sr. Sales Engineer Tuesday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Exploit Prevention: Stop ransomware, zero-day and modern attacks before they get in Matt Hickey, Director, Sales Engineering Tuesday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Modern Mobility Ushers in a New Age of Security Sean Frazier, Chief Technical Evangelist Tuesday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Adaptive Network Automation Framework in support of Cyber Defense Richard Larkin, Sr. Network Engineer Tuesday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Building the business case for IT Vendor Risk Management French Caldwell, Chief Evangelist Tuesday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
GIAC Program Presentation Scott Cassity Tuesday, December 13th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm SANS@Night
Women's CONNECT Event Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG Tuesday, December 13th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Test your Cyber Security skills through Gaming with Project Ares Circadence Tuesday, December 13th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Vendor Event
Security Awareness: Understanding and Managing Your Top Seven Human Risks Lance Spitzner Tuesday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
(CS)2AI Special Event: Control System Cyber Security Association International Derek Harp and Mike Assante Tuesday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Using Splunk to Detect DNS Tunneling Steve Jaworski Tuesday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Analysis of the Cyber Attack on the Ukrainian Power Grid Robert M. Lee Tuesday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Current and Future Trends in Digital Investigative Analysis Ovie Carroll Tuesday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Gh0st in the Dshell: Decoding Undocumented Protocols David Martin Tuesday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Wednesday, December 14
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, December 14th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, December 14th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
The iOS of Sauron - How iOS Tracks Everything You Do Sarah Edwards Wednesday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
CISSP - How to Get the Certification that Matters the Most David R. Miller Wednesday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Collecting Windows Installed Software Details Jonathan Risto Wednesday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Wednesday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
The Tap House Philip Hagen Wednesday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Using Vagrant to Create Repeatable and Sharable Research Environments Shaun McCullough Wednesday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, December 15
Session Speaker Time Type
Moving Cybersecurity Forward: Introducing Apache Spot Rocky DeStefano, SME Thursday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Keep Calm and Prioritize: Five Requirements for Streamlining Vulnerability Remediation Jimmy Graham, Director of Product Management Thursday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
It'll Be Easy, They Said: Building a Dark Web Crawler Alex Viana, VP of Engineering Thursday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
How to Become a SANS Instructor Eric Conrad Thursday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Lets Plan an APT Guy Franco, CTO Javelin Networks/Former Israeli Intelligence Unit Thursday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
All About that Base64 no RATS Allan Liska, Senior Solutions Architect Thursday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Maintaining a Digital Evidence Program in an Ever-Changing Environment Charles Mallery Thursday, December 15th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm Special Events
NetWars Tournament of Champions Hosted by Jeff McJunkin Thursday, December 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
Quality not Quantity: Continuous Monitoring's Deadliest Events Eric Conrad Thursday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Prioritizing Your Security Program Keith Palmgren Thursday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Portable NFAT Tools, Techniques, and System Build Don Murdoch Thursday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Tips for Malware Investigations Lenny Zeltser Thursday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, December 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Trustworthiness with Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Paul Shaw & Chris Newborn Friday, December 16th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm Special Events
NetWars Tournament of Champions Hosted by Jeff McJunkin Friday, December 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events