San Antonio 2014

San Antonio, TX | Mon, Aug 11 - Sat, Aug 16, 2014

The 13 Absolute Truths of Security

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Wednesday, August 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Keith Palmgren has identified thirteen "Absolute Truths" of security - things that remain true regardless of circumstance, network topology, organizational type, or any other variable. Recognizing these thirteen absolute truths and how they affect a security program can lead to the success of that program. Failing to recognize these truths will spell almost certain doom. Here we will take a non-technical look at each of the thirteen absolute truths in turn, examine what they mean to the security manager, what they mean to the security posture, and how understanding them will lead to a successful security program.

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, August 11
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Johannes Ullrich Monday, August 11th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
The Bot Inside the Machine Johannes Ullrich Monday, August 11th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 12
Session Speaker Time Type
Weaponizing Cybercurrencies G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, August 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Infosec Rock Star: How to be a More Effective Security Professional Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, August 12th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 13
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, August 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
How to Spy on your Employees with Memory Forensics Jake Williams Wednesday, August 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 14
Session Speaker Time Type
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Thursday, August 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
WiCat - a covert channel in WiFi. Ron Hamann Thursday, August 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night