SANS Technology Institute Master's Presentation
- Diskless Cluster Computing: Security Benefit of oneSIS and Git
- Aron Warren
- Wednesday, September 19th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm
From desktops to servers to even the largest of supercomputers, managing a constantly evolving diskless computing environment is usually quite challenging. Not only do the requirements for machines change over time, but the need for timely security patching can make the maintenance unbearable. Creating a single diskless Linux image that is easily customizable to different classes of machines (e.g. clients versus servers) is easily solved with the use of oneSIS. Git, a version control system, provides a very easy method for upgrading, downgrading and verifying diskless images. The joining of these two software packages provides the ability to patch in a much quicker timeframe thus reducing an organization's risk.
Aron Warren is a subcontractor to the US DoE where he serves as a high performance computing systems integrator. His work includes cluster integration, scheduler and batch management, in addition to OS support for various DoE facilities. Aron's work over the past 17 years also includes VOIP, WAN and VPN integrations as well as various system administration functions revolving around Unix/Linux. Aron holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico and is currently working on a Master of Science in Information Security Engineering with the SANS Technology Institute (STI). He plans to continue his national security work for many more years while pursuing a doctorate degree with an eventual goal to develop a R&D company that will provide services and products to the infosec community.
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.
Monday, September 17
|General Session - Welcome to SANS||Dr. Eric Cole||Monday, September 17th, 8:15am - 8:45am||Special Events|
|Forescout||—||Monday, September 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Infogressive/Fortinet||—||Monday, September 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Fidelis Security Systems, Inc.||—||Monday, September 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Tenable Network Security||—||Monday, September 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|The SANS360: The Security Crystal Ball||Rob Lee, Moderator||Monday, September 17th, 7:15pm - 8:30pm||Special Events|
|GIAC Program Overview||Jeff Frisk, GIAC Director||Monday, September 17th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Special Events|
Tuesday, September 18
|Vendor Sponsored Lunch Session||—||Tuesday, September 18th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Vendor Event|
|Vendor Expo||—||Tuesday, September 18th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tuesday, September 18th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
|Vendor Welcome Reception||—||Tuesday, September 18th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Vendor Event|
|Please Keep Your Brain Juice Off My Enigma: A True Story||Ed Skoudis & Josh Wright||Tuesday, September 18th, 6:45pm - 7:45pm||SANS@Night|
|New Legal Methods for Collecting and Authenticating Cyber Investigation Evidence||Ben Wright||Tuesday, September 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Securing The Kids||Lance Spitzner||Tuesday, September 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Evolving Threats||Paul Henry||Tuesday, September 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Securing The Human||Lance Spitzner||Tuesday, September 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Gone in 60 Minutes||David Hoelzer||Tuesday, September 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
Wednesday, September 19
|PhishMe||—||Wednesday, September 19th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Open Mic Night||Untrusted Input||Wednesday, September 19th, 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Special Events|
|Intrusion Detection is Dead||Dr. Johannes Ullrich||Wednesday, September 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Malware Analysis Essentials using REMnux||Lenny Zeltser||Wednesday, September 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|SANS Technology Institute Master's Presentation||Aron Warren||Wednesday, September 19th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm||Special Events|
|What's New in Windows 8 and Server 2012?||Jason Fossen||Wednesday, September 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
Thursday, September 20
|Netwars Competition at SANS Network Security 2012||Ed Skoudis||Thursday, September 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Special Events|
|SANS Technology Institute Open House||Dr. Ray Davidson, Professor of Practice||Thursday, September 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||Special Events|
|Linux Forensics for Non-Linux Folks||Hal Pomeranz||Thursday, September 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker||Jason Fossen||Thursday, September 20th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm||SANS@Night|
|Everything They Told Me About Security Was Wrong||John Strand||Thursday, September 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Ninja Assessments: Stealth Security Testing for Organizations||Kevin Johnson||Thursday, September 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|