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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|