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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2019

Washington, DC | Tue, Dec 10 - Tue, Dec 17, 2019
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OSINT Missing Persons CTF

  • Hosted by Micah Hoffman in partnership with Trace Labs
  • Friday, December 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Saturday, December 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Attendance at this special experience is limited to students attending a course at the event.

In partnership with Trace Labs who provides crowd-sourced, Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) capture the flag events for actual missing persons, SANS is offering a non-theoretical contest known as Missing Persons CTF.

The Missing Persons CTF is a Capture the Flag event where contestants work in teams to crowdsource the collection of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) to assist local law enforcement in locating missing persons. In the information security community, a typical CTF will be of a technical nature where flags are hidden within pre-configured servers/virtual machines that contestants have to obtain using hacking techniques to gain points. The Missing Persons CTF differs from this by having different flag categories based off pieces of information that law enforcement would look to gather to aid in a missing persons case. Contestants compete in teams to discover new pieces of intelligence about people that have been reported missing to local law enforcement and then submit those data points to the CTF scoring system where a panel of judges will assign points to the team based on the type of data reported. No prior experience in OSINT or CTFs is required! If you can Google, you can succeed in this event!

This event provides an opportunity for us to do #OSINTForGood knowing that we are doing work that might impact real lives and actual missing persons. The intel gathered from the CTF participants is provided directly to law enforcement as quickly as possible so they can continue to work the cases and hopefully bring them to resolution.

This inaugural event is limited to the first 75 people who register. Please sign up using the link below.

 

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 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Welcome Reception & Early Check-In Wednesday, December 11th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Special Events
Thursday, December 12
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Thursday, December 12th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
One Stop Shopping - Evaluating and Integrating External Sources Joe Gehrke, Solutions Architect Thursday, December 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Secure and Protect Your Users Everywhere Olauhdo Stubbs, Consulting Systems Engineer - Cloud Security Thursday, December 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Prioritizing Investigations with Domain & DNS-Based Adversary Intelligence Jackie Abrams, Principal Product Manager Thursday, December 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Defeat Cyber Insider Threats with IBM's Threat Management Solutions Christopher Fritz, Z/OS UNIX Function Test Lead & Alexandra Hurtado, Cybersecurity Technical Specialist Thursday, December 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Qualys Sponsored Lunch Thursday, December 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Evade Me If You Can: An Inside Look at Malware Evasion Techniques Ben Abbott, Solutions Engineer Thursday, December 12th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
IBM Product Test Drive Christopher Fritz, Z/OS UNIX Function Test Lead Thursday, December 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Vendor Event
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker Jason Fossen Thursday, December 12th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Friday, December 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, December 13th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, December 13th, 5:15pm - 6:15pm Vendor Event
GIAC Overview Presentation Kim Lucht Friday, December 13th, 6:15pm - 7:00pm Special Events
Women's CONNECT Reception Friday, December 13th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm Reception
OSINT Missing Persons CTF Hosted by Micah Hoffman in partnership with Trace Labs Friday, December 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
Evolving Threats Paul Henry Friday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Cloud Security Automation: From Infrastructure to App Frank Kim Friday, December 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Virtuous Cycles: Rethinking the SOC for Long-Term Success John Hubbard Friday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
SIEMtervention - Moving SIEM from collection to detection Justin Henderson Friday, December 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Saturday, December 14
Session Speaker Time Type
Coffee & Donuts with the College Students Saturday, December 14th, 7:30am - 9:00am Reception
Bulletproof Proxies: How Large Scale Attacks Hide in Plain Sight Eric Bucher, Field Solutions Engineer Saturday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Elevating Enterprise Security: Simplifying the Life of a Security Analyst Jerry Mancini, SVP of Engineering Saturday, December 14th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
OSINT Missing Persons CTF Hosted by Micah Hoffman in partnership with Trace Labs Saturday, December 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
Failing to Succeed in Cyber Security and Risk Management My-Ngoc Nguyen Saturday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Building and Operating an OT/ICS SOC Robert M. Lee Saturday, December 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Who's in your wallet? Capital One Debrief & Post Mortem Eric Johnson Saturday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Putting MITRE ATT&CK™ into Action with What You Have, Where You Are Katie Nickels Saturday, December 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night