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Network Security 2017

Las Vegas, NV | Sun, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 17, 2017
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Privacy and Legal Dimensions in Increasingly Connected Digital World

  • Muzamil Riffat, Master's Degree Candidate
  • Thursday, September 14th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm

The benefits of the reliance on the Internet and Digital Communication for our day-to-day activities are accompanied by complex privacy and legal related challenges. In the realm of privacy, there are subjective interpretations of the concept that are not universally accepted. Therefore, what privacy really means or entails is influenced by auxiliary factors such as culture, location, use of technology and perceived benefits from information sharing. The legal apparatus is inherently slow and not able to keep up with the rapid changes in the technology landscape. As technology is becoming more and more integral to our daily life, it was always feared that legal apparatus will sooner or later be tested with the cases involving information technology and privacy considerations. The presentation will explain the definition of privacy in the light of US constitution as well as what does it really mean to have a "reasonable" expectation of privacy. A case-study about the recent high-profile legal cases will be used to illustrate the complexities involved in such cases from information security and privacy perspectives.

Speaker Bio: Muzamil Riffat has more than 15 years of professional work experience. After obtaining a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree, he began his career in software development, and gradually transitioned into audit and assurance line of services. He has worked for consultancy, private, government and semi-government organizations in different parts of the world. He holds several general and vendor-specific professional certifications and accreditations. Muzamil is currently responsible for managing the internal audit function in a large government organization in the Middle East.

Muzamil is a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Information Security Management from the SANS Technology Institute.


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, September 10
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Sunday, September 10th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Actionable Detects: Blue Team Cyber Defense Tactics Seth Misenar Sunday, September 10th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, September 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Does your current firewall rise above the Evasion Gap? Michael Knapp, Director, Network Security Architects for the Americas Monday, September 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
How ForeScout Supports the Critical Security Controls Peter Underwood, Systems Engineer, ForeScout Technologies Monday, September 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Data Breaches on the Dark Web: Between Defense and Response Alex Viana, VP of Engineering, Terbium Labs Monday, September 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The Next Evolution of Protection: Introduction to Deep Learning Cameron Byers, Enterprise Sales Engineer Monday, September 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
How to Beat Evasive Malware at Its Own Game Lenny Zeltser, VP Products Monday, September 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Smartphone and Network Forensics Goes Together Like Peas and Carrots Heather Mahalik and Phil Hagen Monday, September 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Monday, September 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Industrial Control System Active Defense and Threat Intelligence Robert M. Lee Monday, September 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Introduction to Reversing with IDA Stephen Sims Monday, September 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Stuck in the Box, a SIEM's Tale Justin Henderson Monday, September 11th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Be the Cheat Sheet. Know Memory. Alissa Torres Monday, September 11th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Increase Network Visibility: Methods to Feed IDS Sensors Brandon Peterson, Master's Degree Candidate Monday, September 11th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Tuesday, September 12
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Tuesday, September 12th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Tuesday, September 12th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
Women's CONNECT Event Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG Tuesday, September 12th, 6:00pm - 9:15pm Special Events
GIAC Program Presentation Jeff Frisk Tuesday, September 12th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm Special Events
Introducing DeepBlueCLI, a PowerShell Module for Hunt Teaming via Windows Event Logs Eric Conrad Tuesday, September 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Seven Deadly Sins of Incident Response Jake Williams Tuesday, September 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
You've Got Ransomware! Managing the Legal Risk of Cyber Fraud Benjamin Wright Tuesday, September 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Lets Go Hunting Bad Guys. John Strand Tuesday, September 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Ten Tenets of CISO Success Frank Kim Tuesday, September 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Control Things Platform Justin Searle Tuesday, September 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, September 13
Session Speaker Time Type
How to Become a SANS Instructor Eric Conrad Wednesday, September 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Looking Beyond Your Four Walls: Periphery Threat intelligence Josh Fu, Sr. Sales Engineer Wednesday, September 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Why a Holistic Approach is Crucial in Cyber Security Keith Buswell, Sales Engineer Wednesday, September 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
ICS Down...It's Go Time! Jason Dely, Professional Services Technical Director, ICS and Critical Infrastructure Wednesday, September 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Visibility and Security in the age of Digital Transformation Gill Langston, Director of Product Management, Qualys Wednesday, September 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Response Policy Zones (RPZ):Using DNS to Choke Malware, Botnets, and Ransomware Matt Stith, Product Manager, Spamhaus Technology; Arnie Bjorklund, SecurityZones Wednesday, September 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Using In-Memory Techniques to Battle Linux Malware Nolan Karpinski, Product Lead. Wednesday, September 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
So, You Wanna be a Pentester? Adrien de Beaupre Wednesday, September 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Three Keys to Mobile Security: Are You Doing Everything You Can to Protect Your Apps? Gregory Leonard Wednesday, September 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Malware Analysis for Incident Responders: Getting Started Lenny Zeltser Wednesday, September 13th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Anti-Ransomware G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, September 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Secure DevOps: Static Analysis & the Puma‚s Tail Eric Johnson Wednesday, September 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Don't Always Judge a Packet by Its Cover Gabriel Sanchez, Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, September 13th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, September 14
Session Speaker Time Type
The Three Cs to Building a Mature Awareness Program Lance Spitzner Thursday, September 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Selling Your Information Security Strategy David Todd, Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, September 14th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Securing Your Kids Lance Spitzner Thursday, September 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Privacy and Legal Dimensions in Increasingly Connected Digital World Muzamil Riffat, Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, September 14th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation