Cyber Guardian 2013

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Apr 15 - Sat, Apr 20, 2013

Tactical SecOps: A Guide to Precision Security Operations

  • Kevin Johnson
  • Wednesday, April 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Security has become a major part of what our organizations expect and require. Our operations teams are being bombarded by everyone including the audit/legal teams, security teams, and the upstart hactivist script kiddie that found the low-hanging fruit on our network. But all of this happens on top of the daily grind we have in just keeping our systems running.

In this talk, by Kevin Johnson of Secure Ideas, we will be exploring how operational teams can embed security testing within their current activities. By using an understanding of attacks and history of operational responsibilities, Kevin has built a guide for IT operations which includes security testing and verification techniques. This guide uses their professionally evil approach to security and provides understandable and open source methods and tools that can provide the precision information that is needed for response instead of the flood of noise most admins get from the tools being pushed on them today.

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.
Monday, April 15
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, April 15th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, April 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, April 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, April 16th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, April 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, April 16th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Tuesday, April 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Offensive Countermeasures, Active Defenses, and Internet Tough Guys John Strand Tuesday, April 16th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Tuesday, April 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Wednesday, April 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Why Our Defenses Are Failing Us. One Click Is All It Takes... Bryce Galbraith Wednesday, April 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Tactical SecOps: A Guide to Precision Security Operations Kevin Johnson Wednesday, April 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, April 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker Jason Fossen Thursday, April 18th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night