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Houston 2015

Houston, TX | Mon, Mar 23 - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
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Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 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.
  • 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