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Northern Virginia 2014

Reston, VA | Mon, Mar 17 - Sat, Mar 22, 2014
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Social Engineering for Pentesters

  • Dave Shackleford
  • Tuesday, March 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

As more advanced enterprise pen testing teams assess their organizations' security posture, most discover over time that the weakest link in their security is in fact the end users. In numerous high-profile breaches reported in the last several years, social engineering of end users played a pivotal role in the attackers' success. To properly emulate the threats we face today, pen testers need to perform social engineering attacks, as well, with the goal of identifying current vulnerabilities in user behavior and helping educate the organization on how attackers can take advantage of people.

In this presentation, Dave will discuss the need for social engineering in pen testing programs and engagements, how social engineering fits into a larger security program, and various tools and tactics pen testers can use to better assess security awareness through targeted social engineering.


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.
Monday, March 17
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Jason Fossen Monday, March 17th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker Jason Fossen Monday, March 17th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, March 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, March 18th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, March 18th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, March 18th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Real-World Risk -- What Incident Responders Can Leverage from IT Operations Eric Conrad Tuesday, March 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Social Engineering for Pentesters Dave Shackleford Tuesday, March 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, March 19
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS Technology Institute Open House Seth Misenar Wednesday, March 19th, 7:15pm - 7:45pm Special Events
IIS Tilde Enumeration (re)Exploited Micah Hoffman Wednesday, March 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
GIAC Program Overview Seth Misenar Wednesday, March 19th, 7:45pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Seth Misenar Wednesday, March 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, March 20
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Thursday, March 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Detecting Deception: If Someone Was Lying To You, Would You Know It? Michael Murr Thursday, March 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, March 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Code Injection Jake Williams Friday, March 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night