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Northern Virginia - McLean 2016

McLean, VA | Mon, Feb 15 - Sat, Feb 20, 2016
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Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Wednesday, February 17th, 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.


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, February 15
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, February 15th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Malware Analysis for Incident Responders: Getting Started Lenny Zeltser Monday, February 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, February 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Running Away from Security: Web App Vulnerabilities and OSINT Collide Micah Hoffman Tuesday, February 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Hactivism: Online Protest, Real-World Consequences Cindy Murphy Tuesday, February 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, February 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Wednesday, February 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, February 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, February 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Hunting for Indicators of Compromise with Free/Open Source Tools (Practical Kung-Fu) Ismael Valenzuela Thursday, February 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night