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Northern Virginia 2015

Reston, VA | Mon, Mar 9 - Sat, Mar 14, 2015
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Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Tuesday, March 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

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 9
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session- Welcome to SANS Josh Wright Monday, March 9th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Offensive Countermeasures, Active Defenses, and Internet Tough Guys John Strand Monday, March 9th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, March 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Tuesday, March 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Who's Watching the Watchers? Mike Poor Tuesday, March 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, March 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Eric Conrad Wednesday, March 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
iOS Game Hacking: How I Ruled the World and Built Skills For AWESOME Mobile App Pen Tests Josh Wright Wednesday, March 11th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, March 12
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Thursday, March 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Running Away from Security: Web App Vulnerabilities and OSINT Collide Micah Hoffman Thursday, March 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, March 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Bitcoin and Crypto and I-Pay, Oh My! G Mark Hardy Friday, March 13th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night