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Rocky Mountain 2016

Denver, CO | Mon, Jul 11 - Sat, Jul 16, 2016
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Advancing the Security Agenda- Compelling Leadership to Support Security

  • Doc Blackburn
  • Friday, July 15th, 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 InfoSec professionals face today is getting leadership to support their activities. There have been many recent cases of security not getting enough resources until after a breach. Unfortunately, many times, the security team is shown the door after the breach because it was considered their fault. Don't let this happen to you.

You know what to do, and how to do it. You know how important it is to your organization. The technology exists to fix your concerns. So, why won't leadership fund it? Find out how to gain support for your activities and receive the support your security initiatives need.

Speaker Bio: Doc Blackburn has 18 years of professional, and over 30 years of personal, experience in system and software design, server and network administration and website programming. His well-rounded experience includes hardware, software, network design, management, administration, systems security, and compliance. Doc 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, GCPM, GCIA, GISH, 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.


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.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, July 11
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Monday, July 11th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Using an Open Source Threat Model for Prioritized Defense James Tarala Monday, July 11th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 12
Session Speaker Time Type
Women's CONNECT Event Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG Tuesday, July 12th, 6:00pm - 9:15pm Special Events
HTTPDeux Adrien de Beaupre Tuesday, July 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Offensive Countermeasures, Active Defenses, and Internet Tough Guys John Strand Tuesday, July 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Wednesday, July 13th, 10:00am - 10:20am Vendor Event
Taking your Log Management Strategy from Good to GREAT!! Gene McGowan, CISSP, Senior Sales Engineer Wednesday, July 13th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Wednesday, July 13th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
How Not to Suck at Cyber Attack Attribution Jake Williams Wednesday, July 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Hardware Keyloggers: Attack and Defense Glen Roberts - Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, July 13th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Quality not Quantity: Continuous Monitoring's Deadliest Events Eric Conrad Wednesday, July 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
OPM vs. APT: How Proper Implementation of Key Controls Could Have Prevented a Disaster David Kennel - Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, July 13th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, July 14
Session Speaker Time Type
How to Commit Card Fraud G. Mark Hardy Thursday, July 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Implementing Secure HTTP Headers Serge Borso Thursday, July 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, July 15
Session Speaker Time Type
Advancing the Security Agenda- Compelling Leadership to Support Security Doc Blackburn Friday, July 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night