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San Antonio 2015

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

Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Wednesday, August 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

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.
  • 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