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New York City 2019

New York, NY | Sun, Aug 25 - Fri, Aug 30, 2019
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OODA Security: Taking Back the Advantage

  • Kevin Fiscus
  • Tuesday, August 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

OODA, or Observe, Orient, Decide and Act is a concept first developed for fighter pilots. The concept states that the adversary who can effectively complete the OODA cycle first will go home while the adversary who takes longer enjoys, at best, a long, slow parachute ride to the ground. This concept can be applied to information security. In theory, we defenders should have the advantage as it is our "house" the attackers are attacking. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Over 50% of organizations find out they have been compromised via notification by a third party meaning that all too often defenders don't even start their OODA loop until after the attacker has completed the compromise. Making things worse, traditional security controls are failing us because attackers already know how to circumvent or evade them. Fortunately, there is a solution. By making better use of our existing technology and by using some of the attackers tools and techniques against them, we can take to deter, distract, delay, disrupt and detect attackers. Come learn how we can turn the tables on the bad guys and reclaim the OODA loop initiative.


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.
Sunday, August 25
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS My-Ngoc Nguyen Sunday, August 25th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Avoiding Analysis Pitfalls Like It's 1949 Jake Williams Sunday, August 25th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Automating Forensics Workflows Using AWS Technologies & Open Source Kenneth G. Hartman Monday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, August 27
Session Speaker Time Type
OODA Security: Taking Back the Advantage Kevin Fiscus Tuesday, August 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
A Practical Approach to Vendor Risk Management & Data Privacy Norman Levine Tuesday, August 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 28
Session Speaker Time Type
A Ghidra Test Drive Jim Clausing Wednesday, August 28th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night