Rocky Mountain 2012

Denver, CO | Mon, Jun 4 - Sat, Jun 9, 2012

Fear and Loathing in Information Security

  • John Strand
  • Monday, June 4th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Nothing seems to be working. Companies are getting compromised at an alarming rate. What do we need to do to finally start securing our networks? Lets face it, the traditional tools and techniques are failing. Einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, are we all insane?

In this presentation we will discuss which security technologies are not working and we will talk about new tactics and techniques to help defend our networks. The tactics John discusses will go beyond patch, scan, IDS, Firewall and high hopes.

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, June 4
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS John Strand Monday, June 4th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Fear and Loathing in Information Security John Strand Monday, June 4th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Tuesday, June 5
Session Speaker Time Type
Put Your Game Face On: Using InfoSec Challenges to Build Your Skills and Career Ed Skoudis, SANS Institute Fellow Tuesday, June 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Ninja Assessments: Stealth Security Testing for Organizations Kevin Johnson Tuesday, June 5th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, June 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Adjusting Our Defenses For 2012 Paul Henry Wednesday, June 6th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
GIAC Program Overview Jeff Frisk, GIAC Program Director Wednesday, June 6th, 8:15pm - 9:00pm Special Events
Thursday, June 7
Session Speaker Time Type
Test your Knowledge and Capture-the-Flag Skills in an Interactive Security Challenge! Ed Skoudis Thursday, June 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
Friday, June 8
Session Speaker Time Type
Test your Knowledge and Capture-the-Flag Skills in an Interactive Security Challenge! Ed Skoudis Friday, June 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Matthew Scott, STI Friday, June 8th, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Special Events