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The Cost of Bad Project Management

  • George Khalil - Master's Degree Candidate
  • Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:15pm - 8:55pm

Project management is crucial in bringing order to the chaos of business operation. Projects require resources with the appropriate skills, motivation and leadership to succeed. Organizations are seeking structured project management to solve the chronically late and over budget projects. A study by KPMG NZ of 200 businesses with average project budget of 15 million in 2012 is signaling a failure in project management implementation. In 2012, KPMG's study indicated a drop in projects successfully completed consistently on budget, Project success rate and projects successfully completed on time also dropped to (KPMG NZ, 2013). The quality and performance of the talent have a direct impact on the success of projects and ultimately the organization (Project Management Institute, 2013). The biggest contributing factors to delayed or late projects are caused by lack of resources, not enough time, too many interruptions and changing priorities (AtTask, 2013). The more than 500 experts responding to the AtTask study paint a bleak image of the underlying causes of chronic project failures. Projects are not failing due to shortages of processes; projects are failing due to improper human resources management. Inadequate leadership impacts staff motivation, productivity, and performance with an estimated 450 to 500 billion dollars in annual losses to the United States economy. A guide to leading and motivating highly driven professionals explores the needs of the human capital and the results of poor project management.

Speaker Bio: George Khalil is a seasoned I.T. professional currently working for local government where he serves as a senior network engineer. His work includes LAN, WAN and network security management. George's work over the past 16 years includes Virtualization, VDI, VOIP, WAN, Microwave Broadband and VPN integrations as well as various system design and administration functions revolving around Windows and Unix/Linux. George holds an undergraduate degree in Information Technology from the American Intercontinental University and is currently working on a Master of Science in Information Security Engineering with the SANS Technology Institute (STI). He plans to continue his education and increase his involvement with local InfoSec community groups after graduating from STI.


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.
Sunday, October 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Registration Welcome Reception Sunday, October 19th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Special Events
Women in Technology Meet and Greet Sunday, October 19th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Reception
Monday, October 20
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 20th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Breaking and Fixing Critical Infrastructure Justin Searle, Managing Partner - UtiliSec Monday, October 20th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
SANS Technology Institute Open House Bill Lockhart, Executive Director, SANS Technology Institute Monday, October 20th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, October 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Beyond the Breach - A Look Into the Latest Threat Trends Marshall Heilman, Managing Director, Mandiant, a FireEye Company Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Simplify Your Security Operations with One Solution for Detecting Advanced Malware and Exploitable Vulnerabilities Speaker: Narayan Makaram, Product Marketing Manager, Tenable Network Security, Inc. Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Fortinet Next Generation Firewalls Justin Kallhoff, Founder, Infogressive Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Continuous Monitoring & Mitigation Eric Vanderbur, Systems Engineer, ForeScout Technologies Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Continuous Security Intelligence with the SANS Critical Security Controls Vijay Basani, President/CEO, EiQ Networks Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Expose the Underground: Malware from the eyes of the Attacker Erik Yunghans, Consulting Engineer, PaloAlto Networks Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Predictive Threat Intelligence: Connecting the Dots to Block Unknown Perimeter Threats Presented by Chris Jacob, WEBROOT Strategic Alliances Tuesday, October 21st, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Malware Analysis Essentials Using REMnux Lenny Zeltser Tuesday, October 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments James Tarala Tuesday, October 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Tuesday, October 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Straddling the Next Frontier: How Quantum Technologies Have Already Begun Impacting the Cyber Security Landscape. Eric Jodoin - Master's Degree Candidate Tuesday, October 21st, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
The Great Browser Schism: How to Analyze IE10 & IE11 Chad Tilbury Tuesday, October 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Evolving Threats Paul A. Henry Tuesday, October 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Risky Business Robert Sorensen - Master's Degree Candidate Tuesday, October 21st, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Wednesday, October 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, October 22nd, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, October 22nd, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
How Not to Suck at Pentesting John Strand Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Weaponizing Digital Currency G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Finding the Wolf in Sheep‚s Clothing: Integrating Identity into Intrusion Detection Courtney Imbert - Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps Chris Crowley Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Know Thyself: Brian Krebs is a Nice Guy But You Don't Want Him Writing About You Ryan Johnson Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
The Cost of Bad Project Management George Khalil - Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, October 23
Session Speaker Time Type
Connecting Your Business to the Unsecured Internet - The DDoS Threat Stephen Gates, Security Evangelist, Corero Thursday, October 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Stay Ahead of the Adversary with Network Security Analytics H. Michael Nichols, Senior Manager, Sales Engineering, General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions Thursday, October 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Retina Vulnerability Management: The Best-Kept Secret in Security Jason Williams, Security Engineer, BeyondTrust Thursday, October 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Automated Attack Simulation ‚ Network Pen-Testing the Easy Way Sean Keef, Director, Sales Engineering, Skybox Security Thursday, October 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
All Your Metadatas Are Belong To Me: Reverse Engineering Emails on an Enterprise Level Ronnie Tokazowski, Senior Researcher, PhishMe Thursday, October 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The Law of Offensive Countermeasures, Active Defense or Whatever You Wanna Call It Benjamin Wright Thursday, October 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker- Jason Fossen Thursday, October 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Compli-promised: Balancing with Risk Mgt My-Ngoc Nguyen Thursday, October 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Analysis of Meterpreter During Post-Exploitation Kiel Wadner - Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, October 23rd, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
GIAC Program Overview Jeff Frisk Thursday, October 23rd, 8:15pm - 8:45pm Special Events
Sushi-grade Smartphone Forensics on a Ramen Noodle Budget Heather Mahalik Thursday, October 23rd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Logs, Logs, Every Where / Nor Any Byte to Grok Phil Hagen Thursday, October 23rd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, October 24
Session Speaker Time Type
The Bot Inside the Machine Johannes Ullrich Friday, October 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security Awareness Metrics: Measuring Human Behavior Lance Spitzner Friday, October 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing The Kids Lance Spitzner Friday, October 24th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night