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London 2013

London, United Kingdom | Sat, Nov 16 - Mon, Nov 25, 2013
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How the West was Pwned

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Wednesday, November 20th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Can you hear it? The giant sucking sound to the East? With it are going more than just manufacturing jobs -- it's our manufacturing know-how, intellectual property, military secrets, and just about anything you can think of. If we're so technologically advanced, how are the People's Republic of China (PRC) and others able to continue to pull this off? Why do we keep getting pwned at our own game?

The Mandiant APT1 report released earlier this year detailed research into People's Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 61398 and their significant penetration into western networks. It was followed quickly by a series of political and diplomatic statements denouncing China's actions, which China flatly denied. Where's the truth? We'll try to find it.

There's a lot of talk about cyber war, but there may not be a war. If a victor can extract tribute from the vanquished, war isn't necessary. Today, intellectual capital is a proxy for tribute. We'll look at some specifics about what operations have been run against us and progress in efforts to create an international legal framework for cyberwar in case the bits start flying.


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.
Monday, November 18
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS James Lyne Monday, November 18th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It Is Time To Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, November 18th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, November 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Network Forensic and Visualisation techniques Steve Armstrong Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Real World Risk -- What Incident Responders Can Leverage from IT Operations Eric Conrad Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, November 20
Session Speaker Time Type
How the West was Pwned G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, November 20th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Compromising people and systems with spreadsheets Pieter Danhieux Wednesday, November 20th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Friday, November 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Information Assurance Metrics: Practical Steps to Measurement James Tarala Friday, November 22nd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Wi-Fi: Why Does iOS (Android and others) Fail Inexplicably? Raul Siles Friday, November 22nd, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night