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DFIR Prague Summit & Training 2014

Prague, Czech Republic | Mon, Sep 29, 2014 - Sat, Oct 11, 2014
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Everything They Told Me About Security Was Wrong

  • John Strand
  • Tuesday, September 30th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

If you were to believe the vendors and the trade shows, you would think everything was OK with IT security. You would think AV works. You would think plug and play IDS was effective. You would think that Data Loss Prevention would prevent data loss. Why then, is it, that very large organizations are still getting compromised? Organizations with very large budgets and staff, still get compromised in advanced and persistent ways. Something is very wrong in this industry.

Let's find out what is wrong and how we can fix it.

In this presentation we will cover many of the common misconceptions about computer security.

Below are just a few misconceptions we will destroy with harsh words and live demos:

1. AV will keep malware off of my system

2. Firewalls will keep the attackers out

3. If my system is patched, I cannot be hacked

4. Apple computers are far safer than Windows

5. Linux is more secure than Windows

6. My users are dumb

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.
Monday, September 29
Session Speaker Time Type
SIFT Workstation & The Art of Incident Response Rob Lee Monday, September 29th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Keynote
Tuesday, September 30
Session Speaker Time Type
Sushi Grade Smartphone Forensics on a Ramen Noodle Budget Heather Mahalik Tuesday, September 30th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Everything They Told Me About Security Was Wrong John Strand Tuesday, September 30th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, October 7
Session Speaker Time Type
The Great Browser Schism: How to Analyze IE10 & IE11 Chad Tilbury Tuesday, October 7th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night