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San Antonio 2015

San Antonio, TX | Mon, Aug 17 - Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Instant Expert: Legitimately and Ethically

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Thursday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Part of the Infosec Rock Star Series of talks: We naturally build expertise with experience, but we don't necessarily build "Expert Status". There are many reasons to develop expert status:

  • Expert status gives you more influence
  • People listen to experts readily
  • Experts can make a bigger and more positive impact
  • Experts are well paid
  • Experts have a lot of flexibility to follow their passions in life

Even the mere concept of what constitutes an expert confuses most people. An expert is "a person with extensive knowledge or ability" which means they know significantly more than others. It is a relative term however. It doesn't mean #1 Expert in the world. It doesn't mean there is nothing else left to learn.

Chances are that you are already an expert on several topics.

In this talk we examine exactly what an expert is (again, you probably already are an expert), and the multiple ways to quickly, legitimately, and yes, sometimes even nearly instantly, develop expert status.

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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, August 17
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D Monday, August 17th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
The Internet of Evil Things Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D Monday, August 17th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Discover the Next Generation of Vulnerability Management Solutions Rich McCrohan, Regional Sales Manager and Andy Nickel, Systems Engineer - Core Security Tuesday, August 18th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Tuesday, August 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
ICS/SCADA Cyber Attacks - Fact vs. Fiction Robert M. Lee Tuesday, August 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Prevent - Detect - Respond Wednesday, August 19th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, August 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Wednesday, August 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Instant Expert: Legitimately and Ethically Ted Demopoulos Thursday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night