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Rocky Mountain 2013

Denver, CO | Sun, Jul 14 - Sat, Jul 20, 2013

Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Wednesday, July 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Why are some of us much more effective than others? A very few of us are so effective, and well known, that we might even be called the rock stars of our industry. Now we personally may never be swamped by groupies, but we can learn the skills be more effective, well respected, and well paid.

Obviously it's not just about technology; in fact most of us are very good at the technology part. The myth of the geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth. However, the fact is that increasing our skills more on the social and business sides will make most of us more effective at what we do than learning how to read hex better while standing on our heads, becoming 'One with Metasploit' or understanding the latest hot technologies will.

Topics, with input from real Rock Stars of Infosec, include:

Positioning: why they don't like us or security and what we can do about it.

The Science of Influence: ruthless social engineering or effective professional skills?

Getting things done: Brutal Time Management and The Art of Saying No without upsetting too many people.

How to be a professional or at least appear to be one.

How to let people know you rock. You might be the best in the world, but if no one knows it you're not going to do much good.

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.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, July 15
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, July 15th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Windows Exploratory Surgery Jason Fossen Monday, July 15th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 16th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Fortinet Next Generation Firewalls Troy Brueckner, CISSP, GISP, VP of Sales and Marketing for Infogressive Tuesday, July 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Everything you wish your Mother Told you About Network Access Control (NAC) James D. Brown, CEO StillSecure Tuesday, July 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 16th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 16th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Crayons Never Uploaded Our Stuff to the Internet!: Kids and Mobile Applications Kevin and Brenna Johnson Tuesday, July 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Tuesday, July 16th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 17
Session Speaker Time Type
OODA - The Secret to Effective Security in Any Environment Kevin Fiscus Wednesday, July 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional Ted Demopoulos Wednesday, July 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Information Assurance Metrics: Practical Steps to Measurement James Tarala Wednesday, July 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, July 18
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Stephen Northcutt Thursday, July 18th, 7:15pm - 7:45pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Stephen Northcutt Thursday, July 18th, 7:45pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Friday, July 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Biometrics without Accessories: Helping Android Holders Authenticate (BWA:HAHA) Jim Goddard, Managing Principal, HP Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting Practice Friday, July 19th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Your Security Program: Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal! Ed Capizzi Friday, July 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night