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Houston 2015

Houston, TX | Mon, Mar 23 - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
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The 13 Absolute Truths of Security

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Tuesday, March 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Keith Palmgren has identified thirteen "Absolute Truths" of security - things that remain true regardless of circumstance, network topology, organizational type, or any other variable. Recognizing these thirteen absolute truths and how they affect a security program can lead to the success of that program. Failing to recognize these truths will spell almost certain doom. Here we will take a non-technical look at each of the thirteen absolute truths in turn, examine what they mean to the security manager, what they mean to the security posture, and how understanding them will lead to a successful security program.


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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, March 23
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D. Monday, March 23rd, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
The Internet of Evil Things Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D. Monday, March 23rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, March 24
Session Speaker Time Type
Women in Technology Meet and Greet Tuesday, March 24th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Reception
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Tuesday, March 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Tuesday, March 24th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, March 25
Session Speaker Time Type
Managing the Unmanageable: How to Secure the Enterprise Lee Milam, Citrix Enterprises Wednesday, March 25th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Sophos/Infogressive Lunch and Learn Justin Kallhoff, COO and Founder, Infogressive Wednesday, March 25th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Wednesday, March 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, March 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Who is Attacking You and How? Sam Yoon, Systems Engineer, FireEye Thursday, March 26th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The Power of Threat Intelligence in your Cybersecurity Program Jason McEachin, Director, Sales Engineering Thursday, March 26th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn