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DFIR Summit

Austin, TX | Tue, Jul 7 - Tue, Jul 14, 2015
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CSI and Blackhat Scorpions: From Hollywood to Keyboard

  • Robert M. Lee, Instructor, SANS Institute
  • Thursday, July 9th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

With movies like Blackhat and shows like CSI: Cyber and Scorpion, reality often gets hyped up for a bit of good Hollywood effect; but sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. This past year there have been a number of high-profile intrusions impacting almost every identifiable sector, from aviation to banking to healthcare. These intrusions have showed creativity, shocked the public, and presented a challenge for forensic analysts in different fields. This talk will take a look at some of the most interesting intrusions faced this past year, where digital forensics excelled, and what we as a community learned - all in the theme of lighthearted Hollywood flair.

Robert M. Lee is a co-founder of Dragos Security LLC. He gained his start in security in the U.S. Air Force and Intelligence Community and is currently the SANS course author for ICS 515: Active Defense and co-author for FOR 578:Cyber Threat Intelligence.


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.
Additional Sessions
Session Speaker Type
Live Broadcast Special Events
Tuesday, July 7
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Tuesday, July 7th, 10:10am - 10:30am Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Tuesday, July 7th, 3:45pm - 4:05pm Vendor Event
DFIR Night in Austin Tuesday, July 7th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Reception
Wednesday, July 8
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, July 8th, 9:45am - 10:15am Vendor Event
The Power of 3 Wednesday, July 8th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, July 8th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Thursday, July 9
Session Speaker Time Type
CSI and Blackhat Scorpions: From Hollywood to Keyboard Robert M. Lee, Instructor, SANS Institute Thursday, July 9th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Preparing for PowerShellmageddon - Investigating Windows Command Line Activity Chad Tilbury, Senior Instructor, SANS Institute Thursday, July 9th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Friday, July 10
Session Speaker Time Type
The Tap House Phil Hagen, Certified Instructor, SANS Institute Friday, July 10th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
The Plinko Board of Modern Persistence Techniques Alissa Torres, Certified Instructor, SANS Institute Friday, July 10th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night