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Minneapolis 2015

Minneapolis, MN | Mon, Jul 20 - Sat, Jul 25, 2015
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Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Monday, July 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Additional Sessions
Session Speaker Type
Prevent - Detect - Respond Will Tipton, Security Engineer, Infogressive Lunch and Learn
Monday, July 20
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session- Welcome to SANS Keith Palmgren Monday, July 20th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Monday, July 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Complete Application Pw0nage Via Multi-Post Cross Site Request Forgery (XSRF) Adrien de Beaupre Tuesday, July 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Card Fraud 101 G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, July 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Filesystem Journal Forensics David Cowen Wednesday, July 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Threat Intelligence: Neighborhood Watch for your Networks Matthew J. Harmon Wednesday, July 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, July 23
Session Speaker Time Type
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Thursday, July 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night