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Northern VA Spring - Tysons 2018

McLean, VA | Sat, Mar 17 - Sat, Mar 24, 2018
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Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Monday, March 19th, 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.
Monday, March 19
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Paul Henry Monday, March 19th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong Keith Palmgren Monday, March 19th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, March 20
Session Speaker Time Type
The Most Dangerous Game: Hunting Post-Exploitation with Elasticsearch and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework John Hubbard Tuesday, March 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, March 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Secure DevOps: Encryption in the Cloud with KMS Mark Geeslin Wednesday, March 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night