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Philadelphia 2020

Philadelphia, PA | Mon, Mar 30, 2020 - Sat, Apr 4, 2020
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Faster, Better, AND Cheaper: Improving Security Operations Using Open-Source Tools

  • John Hubbard
  • Monday, March 30th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Let's face it, a well-run cyber defense operation doesn't often meet the definition of inexpensive by any standards, but does it necessarily require many thousands of dollars in fancy vendor tools?

With the maturation of open source tools, the answer to that question is now a definite "no" but many organizations continue to willingly subject themselves to high cost, mediocre performing commercial tools. While there are some half-baked open source projects out there, organizations are missing out on a wealth of opportunity by assuming this is the case for all of open-source software. Free and open-source cyber defense tools have come a long way in the last few years. Don't believe me? In every single Blue Team Fundamentals class I've run, multiple students have said they love the free tools we use in class and comment on how they are nicer than the expensive solutions they use at work!

If you're sick of paying top dollar to use tools you only sort-of enjoy, come learn how the new breed of awesome open source security tools can not only save you money but improve your defenses! This presentation will walk through the components of mounting a competent cyber defense operation and show how there are now outstanding open-source tools to address every piece. Join me to see how you can not only save money by utilizing the best of breed defense open-source tools, but also improve your capabilities, visibility, and efficiency along the way!


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.
Monday, March 30
Session Speaker Time Type
Faster, Better, AND Cheaper: Improving Security Operations Using Open-Source Tools John Hubbard Monday, March 30th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, March 31
Session Speaker Time Type
Cloud Security Vulnerabilities, Management, and Communication David Hazar Tuesday, March 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night