Cyber Guardian Baltimore 2015

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Perhaps the worst advice you can give a user is "choose a complex password." The result is the impossible-to-remember password requiring the infamous sticky note on the monitor. In addition, that password gets used at a dozen sites at home, AND the very same password gets used at work. The final result ends up being the devastating password compromise. In this one-hour talk we will look at the technical and non-technical (human nature) issues behind passwords. Attendees will gain a more complete understanding of passwords and receive solid advice on creating more easily remembered AND significantly stronger passwords at work and at home, for their users, for themselves, and even for their children.

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.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, March 2
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Jason Fossen Monday, March 2nd, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker Jason Fossen Monday, March 2nd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, March 3
Session Speaker Time Type
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, March 4
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, March 4th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Influencing Behavior: Using Influence Techniques to Improve Security Awareness Programs Alyssa Robinson - Master's Candidate Wednesday, March 4th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, March 5
Session Speaker Time Type
Evolving Threats Paul Henry Thursday, March 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night