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London 2014

London, United Kingdom | Sat, Nov 15 - Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Everything They Told Me About Security Was Wrong

  • John Strand
  • Friday, November 21st, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

If you were to believe the vendors and the trade shows, you would think everything was OK with IT security. You would think AV works. You would think plug and play IDS was effective. You would think that Data Loss Prevention would prevent data loss. Why then, is it, that very large organizations are still getting compromised? Organizations with very large budgets and staff, still get compromised in advanced and persistent ways. Something is very wrong in this industry.

Let's find out what is wrong and how we can fix it.

In this presentation we will cover many of the common misconceptions about computer security.

Below are just a few misconceptions we will destroy with harsh words and live demos:

1.AV will keep malware off of my system

2.Firewalls will keep the attackers out

3.If my system is patched, I cannot be hacked

4.Apple computers are far safer than Windows

5.Linux is more secure than Windows

6.My users are dumb

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 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Welcome to SANS James Lyne Monday, November 17th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Stop Giving the Offense an Unfair Advantage Dr. Eric Cole Monday, November 17th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, November 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Incident Handling in the Enterprise Steve Armstrong Tuesday, November 18th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Out of "Control Systems" Matt Luallen Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, November 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Hacking with Spreadsheets Pieter Danhieux Wednesday, November 19th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Enterprise PowerShell for Remote Security Assessment James Tarala Wednesday, November 19th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Friday, November 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Everything They Told Me About Security Was Wrong John Strand Friday, November 21st, 6:00pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Eric Conrad Friday, November 21st, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night