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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2018

Washington, DC | Tue, Dec 11 - Tue, Dec 18, 2018
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The Perimeter is Dead: Deploying a Defensible Security Architecture

  • Eric Conrad
  • Thursday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

"The perimeter is dead" is a favorite saying in this age of mobile, cloud, and the Internet of Things, and we are indeed living in new a world of "de-perimeterization" where the old boundaries of "inside" and "outside" or "trusted" and "untrusted" no longer apply.

This changing landscape requires a change in mindset, as well as a repurposing of many devices. Where does it leave our classic perimeter devices such as firewalls? What are the ramifications of the "encrypt everything" mindset for devices such as Network Intrusion Detection Systems?

This talk will describe the fundamentals of up-to-date defensible security architecture, including the zero-trust model. There will be a heavy focus on leveraging current infrastructure (and investment), including switches, routers, and firewalls. This talk will also suggest newer technologies that will aid in building a robust security infrastructure.


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.
Wednesday, December 12
Session Speaker Time Type
Cyber Defense Initiative 2018 Welcome Reception & Early Check-In Wednesday, December 12th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Special Events
Thursday, December 13
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Thursday, December 13th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Guide to Building Your Own Threat Intelligence Helen Johnson, Sales Engineer Thursday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Detecting Endpoint Threats Moses Frost, Consulting Systems Engineer Thursday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Hackers Work 24x7, You Can't, or at Least You Shouldn't Robert Frickel, Infogressive VP of Engineering Thursday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Crypto-Agility: Responding Quickly to Cyber Security Events Paul Harper, Solution Architect Thursday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Leveraging Virtualization to Shrink the Application Attack Surface Evin Hernanez, Technical Product Manager – AppDefense Thursday, December 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
APAC Student Reception at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2018, Washington, DC Thursday, December 13th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Reception
The Perimeter is Dead: Deploying a Defensible Security Architecture Eric Conrad Thursday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Friday, December 14
Session Speaker Time Type
Coffee & Donuts with the Graduate Students Friday, December 14th, 7:30am - 9:00am Reception
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, December 14th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, December 14th, 5:15pm - 7:15pm Vendor Event
Women's CONNECT Event Friday, December 14th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm Reception
GIAC Program Presentation Kim Lucht Friday, December 14th, 6:15pm - 7:00pm Special Events
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Friday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Moving Past Just Googling It: Harvesting and Using OSINT Micah Hoffman Friday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The New Internet (and it has nothing to do with IPv6 or PiedPiper) Johannes Ullrich Friday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Saturday, December 15
Session Speaker Time Type
Qualys Lunch and Learn Saturday, December 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
TRISIS, CRASHOVERRIDE, and Lessons Learned from ICS Cyber Attacks Robert M. Lee Saturday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
What is NetWars? Why play? Feel intimidated? Kevin Fiscus and Jason Blanchard Saturday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Blockchain 101 G. Mark Hardy Saturday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Oh, You Got This? Practical Attacks on Modern Infrastructure Moses Frost Saturday, December 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Malware Analysis: Code of Conduct Anuj Soni Saturday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Exploring The DevSecOps Toolchain Eric Johnson Saturday, December 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Monday, December 17
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS CyberTalent Lunch and Learn Monday, December 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn