Los Angeles - Long Beach 2017

Long Beach, CA | Mon, Jul 10 - Sat, Jul 15, 2017
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The Red Pill. Become Aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More.

  • My-Ngoc Nguyen
  • Wednesday, July 12th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." -Morpheus, to Neo [src]

Take the red pill, come join us down this rabbit hole, and get your head out of the sand to better protect yourself, your company/organization, and the things that matter to you (e.g. your loved ones, your finances, your identity). In this presentation, you will get insights on common misconceptions and trends that led to many breaches, especially those that were headlined. We'll touch on some details from those headlined breaches to show commonalities, address the main misconceptions, describe attackers' approaches, provide some statistics, and most importantly, provide helpful tips applicable to all members of the audience.


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.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, July 10
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS G. Mark Hardy Monday, July 10th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Tools and Techniques for Assessing Suspected Android Malware Chris Crowley Monday, July 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 11th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 11th, 12:15pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Cisco Umbrella - Your First Line of Defense Against Ransomware and Malware Robert McLean, Consulting Systems Engineer Tuesday, July 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 11th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Anti-Ransomware: How to Turn the Tables G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, July 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 12
Session Speaker Time Type
The Red Pill. Become Aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More. My-Ngoc Nguyen Wednesday, July 12th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, July 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Dissect the Phish to Hunt Infections Seth Polley- Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, July 13th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation