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London 2012

London, United Kingdom | Mon, Nov 26, 2012 - Mon, Dec 3, 2012
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Why Do Organizations Get Compromised?

  • Eric Cole Ph.D.
  • Monday, November 26th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

The number one question people ask with regards to security is..."Why?".

Why do some organizations get compromised and others do not? Fifteen years ago, when an organization was compromised, it was pretty easy to understand why. The organization spent minimal energy and effort on security, did not protect their systems and it was pretty obvious why they were compromised. Today, organizations are spending significant resources on cyber security and still being compromised. Many executives and technical staff are getting very frustrated because on the surface it looks like they are doing the right things, but they are still compromised. This talk will focus on why organizations are compromised and what checks you can perform to determine your likelihood of being compromised. Trends and solutions will also be examined to understand what needs to be done to build an effective 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.
Monday, November 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Eric Cole Ph.D. Monday, November 26th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, November 28
Session Speaker Time Type
Security of National eID (smartcard-based) Web Applications Raul Siles Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm SANS@Night
Dissecting Smart Meters Justin Searle Wednesday, November 28th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm SANS@Night
Thursday, November 29
Session Speaker Time Type
10 Things Security Teams Need to Know about Cloud Security‚® Dave Shackleford Thursday, November 29th, 6:00pm - 6:45pm SANS@Night
Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing (With Scripts) James Tarala Thursday, November 29th, 6:45pm - 7:30pm SANS@Night
Why Our Defenses Are Failing Us. One Click Is All It Takes... Bryce Galbraith Thursday, November 29th, 7:30pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night