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San Antonio 2016

San Antonio, TX | Mon, Jul 18 - Sat, Jul 23, 2016
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Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Wednesday, July 20th, 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.
Monday, July 18
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Keith Palmgren Monday, July 18th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Lessons Learned from the Attack on the Ukrainian Power Grid Robert M. Lee Monday, July 18th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 19
Session Speaker Time Type
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Tuesday, July 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 20
Session Speaker Time Type
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, July 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Wednesday, July 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, July 21
Session Speaker Time Type
The Red Pill. Become aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More. My-Ngoc Nguyen Thursday, July 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
How to Commit Card Fraud G. Mark Hardy Thursday, July 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night