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Reno Tahoe 2019

Reno, NV | Mon, Feb 25, 2019 - Sat, Mar 2, 2019
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An Interactive Look at Software Exploitation & Today's Threat Landscape

  • Stephen Sims
  • Monday, February 25th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Let's take a journey through the most common attack trends and techniques used by adversaries today, as well as security researchers looking to profit from exploit sales and bug bounties. Security researchers, adversaries, and various players between the two closely monitor the landscape for changes, actively respond to these changes, and remain one step ahead of our efforts to maintain an acceptable level of security. It is critical for our defenders to keep up with these forever-changing techniques. Surprisingly, the success of cyber-criminals often depends on basic mistakes still made by users, combined with poor patch management and the failure to use proper exploit mitigations. Join Stephen as he performs several demonstrations of exploiting both publicly disclosed and privately disclosed vulnerabilities involving various well known applications, as well as a look at ways to mitigate the chances of success. This presentation will weave in and out of high-level definitions and concepts, all the way to advanced demonstrations and reverse 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.
Monday, February 25
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Peter Szczepankiewicz Monday, February 25th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
An Interactive Look at Software Exploitation & Today's Threat Landscape Stephen Sims Monday, February 25th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, February 26
Session Speaker Time Type
So, You Want To Be An Infosec Consultant? Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, February 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Ready, Fire, Aim Lee Whitfield Tuesday, February 26th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, February 27
Session Speaker Time Type
Operationalizing Incident Response Shane Harsch Wednesday, February 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, February 28
Session Speaker Time Type
Automating NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) / 800-53 Peter Szczepankiewicz Thursday, February 28th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night