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Rocky Mountain 2012

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

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

There are a multitude of info sec challenges available today, letting info sec pros evaluate and build their skills in a fun and exciting way.

Going beyond traditional lecture and exercise-based learning, some challenges are fantastic, while other sadly stink up the place. Some focus on tried-and-true formats such as Capture the Flag hacking competitions, while others push the envelope in structure, topic, and style, providing fertile environments for forensics experts, auditors, and secure software developers. What makes for a good challenge? What are some of the best ones freely available today? How can info sec pros use challenges to better their skills and improve their careers? In this lively presentation, Ed Skoudis, no stranger to playing or writing info sec challenges, will address these topics and more in a fun, interactive session. Whether you are interested in being a challenge participant who gets real value, or want to start authoring your own challenges, you won't want to miss this session!

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