Rocky Mountain 2014

Denver, CO | Mon, Jun 9 - Sat, Jun 14, 2014

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.

BIO:

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."

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.
Additional Sessions
Session Speaker Type
SANS Technology Institute Open House Special Events
Monday, June 9
Session Speaker Time Type
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
Tuesday, June 10
Session Speaker Time Type
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
Wednesday, June 11
Session Speaker Time Type
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
Thursday, June 12
Session Speaker Time Type
An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments James Tarala Thursday, June 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, June 13
Session Speaker Time Type
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