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Northern Virginia- Alexandria 2019

Alexandria, VA | Tue, Apr 23 - Sun, Apr 28, 2019
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OODA Security: Taking Back the Advantage

  • Kevin Fiscus
  • Wednesday, April 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

OODA, or Observe, Orient, Decide and Act is a concept first developed for fighter pilots. The concept states that the adversary who can effectively complete the OODA cycle first will go home while the adversary who takes longer enjoys, at best, a long, slow parachute ride to the ground. This concept can be applied to information security. In theory, we defenders should have the advantage as it is our "house" the attackers are attacking. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Over 50% of organizations find out they have been compromised via notification by a third party meaning that all too often defenders don't even start their OODA loop until after the attacker has completed the compromise. Making things worse, traditional security controls are failing us because attackers already know how to circumvent or evade them. Fortunately, there is a solution. By making better use of our existing technology and by using some of the attackers tools and techniques against them, we can take to deter, distract, delay, disrupt and detect attackers. Come learn how we can turn the tables on the bad guys and reclaim the OODA loop initiative.


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.
Tuesday, April 23
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Joshua Wright Tuesday, April 23rd, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Supply Chain Attacks and What You Can Do About Them Jake Williams Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Wednesday, April 24
Session Speaker Time Type
OODA Security: Taking Back the Advantage Kevin Fiscus Wednesday, April 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, April 25
Session Speaker Time Type
Propelling Your InfoSec Career into the Next Decade Joshua Wright Thursday, April 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, April 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Building Your Own Kickass Home Lab Jeff McJunkin Friday, April 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night