Selling Security to Decision Makers
- Compelling Leadership to Support Security
- Doc Blackburn
- Wednesday, June 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Are you having trouble convincing the decision makers in your business to support security initiatives? Are your concerns being ignored? You are not alone! One of the biggest challenges that InfoSec professionals face today is getting leadership to support their activities.
You have assessed the threats. You know your vulnerabilities. You understand the risk. The technology exists to fix your concerns. So, why wonât leadership fund it? Find out how to sell your activities and receive the support your security initiatives need.
Doc Blackburn has 16 years of professional, and over 30 years of personal, experience in system and software design, server and network administration and website programming. His interest in computers started in 1982 when he first started programming in DOS on a Texas Instruments TI-99 4a and continued as a dedicated computer hobbyist until he decided to make information technology a full-time career. He ran a successful IT consulting, hosting, and design firm for 12 years until he found his passion was in systems security and compliance. His well-rounded experience includes hardware, software, network design, management, administration, systems security, and compliance. He has vast experience at various levels of information technology from support to management. Recently, he has been heavily involved in the technical design and implementation of NIH approved FISMA compliant information systems. He holds ITIL, CISSP, and GIAC GSEC, GPEN, and GSLC certifications along with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona. He is currently the Security Administrator for the University of Colorado Denver.
"In my professional career I have recruited, hired, trained, and mentored many highly technical individuals to excel in their professional development and am excited to do the same as a SANS instructor. I have a blog at http://docblackburn.blogspot.com explaining cyber-security to non-technical users in language and terms they can understand."
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.
|SANS Technology Institute Open House||—||Special Events|
|General Session - Welcome to SANS||Dr. Eric Cole||Monday, June 9th, 8:15am - 8:45am||Special Events|
|APT: It is Time to Act||Dr. Eric Cole||Monday, June 9th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm||Keynote|
|Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring||Seth Misenar||Tuesday, June 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|No Budget Implementation of the SANS 20 Security Controls||Russell Eubanks||Tuesday, June 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Vendor Showcase||—||Wednesday, June 11th, 10:30am - 10:50am||Vendor Event|
|Fortinet Next Generation Firewalls||—||Wednesday, June 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Taking Your Training to Work : A Practical Approach to Operationalizing SANS Critical Security Control for Information Security Management||Chuck Mackey, Sequris Group||Wednesday, June 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|The User is the Target: Spear-phishing, Watering Hole Attacks, Drive-by Downloads||Shawn Munoz, Sales Engineer, Invincea||Wednesday, June 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Vendor Showcase||—||Wednesday, June 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Vendor Event|
|Vendor Showcase||—||Wednesday, June 11th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm||Vendor Event|
|Selling Security to Decision Makers||Doc Blackburn||Wednesday, June 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|SQL Injection Exploited||Micah Hoffman||Wednesday, June 11th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
|An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments||James Tarala||Thursday, June 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls||Kevin Fiscus||Friday, June 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|