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Northern Virginia 2013

Reston, VA | Mon, Apr 8 - Sat, Apr 13, 2013
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Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Tuesday, April 9th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm

Why are some of us much more effective than others? A very few of us are so effective, and well known, that we might even be called the rock stars of our industry. Now we personally may never be swamped by groupies, but we can learn the skills be more effective, well respected, and well paid.

Obviously it's not just about technology; in fact most of us are very good at the technology part. The myth of the geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth. However, the fact is that increasing our skills more on the social and business sides will make most of us more effective at what we do than learning how to read hex better while standing on our heads, becoming 'One with Metasploit' or understanding the latest hot technologies will.

Topics, with input from real Rock Stars of Infosec, include:

Positioning: why they don't like us or security and what we can do about it.

The Science of Influence: ruthless social engineering or effective professional skills?

Getting things done: Brutal Time Management and The Art of Saying No without upsetting too many people.

How to be a professional or at least appear to be one.

How to let people know you rock. You might be the best in the world, but if no one knows it you're not going to do much good.


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