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Miami 2018

Miami, FL | Mon, Jan 29, 2018 - Sat, Feb 3, 2018
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Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Thursday, February 1st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Based on the recently published book of the same title.

Some of us are so effective, and well known, that the term "Rock Stars" is entirely accurate. What kind of skills do Rock Stars have and wannabe Rock Stars need to develop? Although we personally may never be swamped by groupies, we can learn the skills be more effective, well respected, and well paid.

Obviously it's not just about technology; in fact most of us are very good at the technology part. And although the myth of the Geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth, the fact is that increasing our skills more on social and business side will make most of us more effective at what we do than learning how to read hex better while standing on our heads, becoming "One with Metasploit," or understanding the latest hot technologies.

Topics, with input from real Rock Stars of Infosec, include:

  • The 5 Levels to Rock Star
  • Positioning - why "they" don't like us or security and what we can do about it.
  • The Science of Influence - ruthless social engineering or effective professional skills?
  • Getting Things Done - Brutal Time Management and The Art of Saying "No" without upsetting too many people.
  • How to let people know you rock. You might be the best in the world, but if no one knows it you're not going to do much good.

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, January 29
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Eric Conrad Monday, January 29th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Welcome Threat Hunters, Phishermen, and Other Liars Rob Lee Monday, January 29th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, January 30
Session Speaker Time Type
Introducing DeepBlueCLI v2, now ported to Python and ELK Eric Conrad Tuesday, January 30th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Adversary Simulations - Taking Attack Models and Penetration Testing to the Next Level Jorge Orchilles Tuesday, January 30th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, January 31
Session Speaker Time Type
Real World incidents and threats to Critical Infrastructure Mark Bristow Wednesday, January 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Finance Fundamentals: Building the Business Case for Security Robert Kirtley Wednesday, January 31st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, February 1
Session Speaker Time Type
Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far Ted Demopoulos Thursday, February 1st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night