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Cyber Defense Initiative 2017

Washington, DC | Tue, Dec 12 - Tue, Dec 19, 2017

General Session - Welcome to SANS

  • Bryan Simon
  • Thursday, December 14th, 8:00am - 8:30am

Join us for a 30-minute overview to help you get the most out of your SANS training experience. You will receive event information and learn about programs and resources offered by SANS. This brief session will answer many questions and get your training experience off to a great start. This session will be valuable to all attendees but is highly recommended for first time attendees.


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.
Wednesday, December 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Welcome Reception Wednesday, December 13th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception
Thursday, December 14
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Thursday, December 14th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Visibility and Security in the age of Digital Transformation Gill Langston, Director of Product Management Thursday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The Power of the Pivot: Poking the Bear with DomainTools Taylor Wilkes-Pierce, Sales Engineer Thursday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Defeating Sandbox Evasion Techniques Used By Malware Ian Richardson, Sales Engineer Thursday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
How Threat Intelligence Helps You Calculate Risk to Obtain the Security Resources You Really Need Levi Gundert, Vice President of Threat Intelligence Thursday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The Future of Cyber Security Dr.Tommy Gardner, PE, CTO of HP Federal Thursday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
2017 Security Trends Joey Muniz, Technical Solultions Architect Thursday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
APAC Student Reception at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Thursday, December 14th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Reception
Exploitation 101: Stacks, NX/DEP, ASLR and ROP! David Hoelzer Thursday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Friday, December 15
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, December 15th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Women's CONNECT Event Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG Friday, December 15th, 4:00pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, December 15th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
GIAC Program Presentation Scott Cassity Friday, December 15th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm Special Events
Actionable Detects: Blue Team Cyber Defense Tactics Seth Misenar Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Three C's to Building a Mature Awareness Program Lance Spitzner Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Using an Open Source Threat Model for Prioritized Defense James Tarala Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
An Interactive Look at Defeating Advanced Adversaries and Implementing Kill Chain Controls Stephen Sims Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Botnet Resiliency via Private Blockchains Jonathan Sweeny- Master's Degree Candidate Friday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Securing Your Kids Lance Spitzner Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Control Things Platform Justin Searle Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Blockchain: the New Digital Swiss Army Knife? G. Mark Hardy Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Cloud Security Testing Edward Zamora- Master's Degree Candidate Friday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Saturday, December 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Coffee & Donuts with the Graduate Students Saturday, December 16th, 7:30am - 9:00am Special Events
How to Become a SANS Instructor Eric Conrad Saturday, December 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Introducing DeepBlueCLI, a PowerShell Module for Hunt Teaming Via Windows Event Logs Eric Conrad Saturday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Malware Analysis for Incident Responders: Getting Started Lenny Zeltser Saturday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Building an Effective Security Monitoring Program Jake Williams Saturday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Three Keys for SecDevOps Success Frank Kim Saturday, December 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Industrial Control System Active Defense and Threat Intelligence Robert M. Lee Saturday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
7 Ways How Criminals Will Steal Your Cryptocoins Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D. Saturday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
When IoT Attacks: Understanding the Safety Risks Associated With Connected Devices Billy Rios Saturday, December 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, December 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Fortune 100 InfoSec on a Budget Eric Capuano Sunday, December 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Implementing an Enterprise Phishing Program Serge Borso Sunday, December 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night