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Northern Virginia 2013

Reston, VA | Mon, Apr 8 - Sat, Apr 13, 2013
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APT: It is Not Time to Pray, It is Time to Act

  • Dr. Eric Cole
  • Monday, April 8th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Albert Einstein said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." With the new advanced and emerging threat vectors that are breaking into networks with relative ease, a new approach to security is required. The myth that these attacks are so stealthy they cannot be stopped is just not true. There is no such thing as an unstoppable adversary. It is not time to pray, it is time to act.

In this engaging talk one of the experts on APT, Dr. Cole, will outline an action plan for building a defensible network that focuses on the key motto that "Prevention is Ideal but Detection is a Must". Better understand what the APT really is and what organizations can do to be better prepared. The threat is not going away, so the more organizations can realign their thinking with solutions that actually work, the safer the world will become.


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.
Monday, April 8
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, April 8th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Not Time to Pray, It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, April 8th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, April 9
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, April 9th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Stop Spear-Phishing and Watering Hole Attacks - Put the User in a Bubble Nick Keller, Director of Sales, Mid-Atlantic Tuesday, April 9th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, April 9th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, April 9th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, April 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Pentesting Web Apps with Python Justin Searle Wednesday, April 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing: With Scripts James Tarala Wednesday, April 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, April 11
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, April 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, April 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events