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Northern VA Fall- Tysons 2018

McLean, VA | Sat, Oct 13 - Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Monday, October 15th, 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.
Monday, October 15
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Keith Palmgren Monday, October 15th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong Keith Palmgren Monday, October 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Using Network Traffic Analytics for Detecting and Mitigating Advanced Malware Tuesday, October 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The New Internet (and it has nothing to do with IPv6 or PiedPiper) Johannes Ullrich Tuesday, October 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, October 17
Session Speaker Time Type
How to Hack the GIAC Jonathan Ham Wednesday, October 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night