Cyber Guardian Baltimore 2015

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 7, 2015
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Influencing Behavior: Using Influence Techniques to Improve Security Awareness Programs

  • Alyssa Robinson - Master's Candidate
  • Wednesday, March 4th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm

Even companies with extensive, well-funded security awareness programs fall victim to attacks involving phishing, weak passwords and SQL injection -- presumably some of the primary targets of user education. Either their employees haven't learned the skills to avoid these pitfalls, or they lack the motivation to apply those skills. This presentation explores personal, social, and environmental sources of motivation as well as effective ways to improve ability, giving security professionals the tools to attack the problem from multiple sides.

SPEAKER BIO- Alyssa Robinson is the Director of Technical Operations for Compete, a digital market research firm. She got her start in the network operations center of her local ISP at age 16 and worked as a network engineer and UNIX admin before specializing in security. Alyssa received a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and is a candidate in the Master of Science Degree Program at the SANS Technology Institute. She holds CISSP, GCIH, and GSLC Gold certifications.


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