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San Antonio 2014

San Antonio, TX | Mon, Aug 11 - Sat, Aug 16, 2014
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Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Thursday, August 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Perhaps the worst advice you can give a user is "choose a complex password". The result is the impossible-to-remember password requiring the infamous sticky note on the monitor. In addition, that password gets used at a dozen sites at home, AND the very same password gets used at work. The final result ends up being the devastating password compromise. In this one-hour talk, we will look at the technical and non-technical (human nature) issues behind passwords. Attendees will gain a more complete understanding of passwords and receive solid advice on creating more easily remembered AND significantly stronger passwords at work and at home, for their users, for themselves and even for their children.


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