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San Antonio 2016

San Antonio, TX | Mon, Jul 18 - Sat, Jul 23, 2016
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The Red Pill. Become aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More.

  • My-Ngoc Nguyen
  • Thursday, July 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." -Morpheus, to Neo [src]

Take the red pill, come join us down this rabbit hole, and get your head out of the sand to better protect yourself, your company/organization, and the things that matter to you (e.g. your loved ones, your finances, your identity). In this presentation, you will get insights on common misconceptions and trends that led to many breaches, especially those that were headlined. We'll touch on some details from those headlined breaches to show commonalities, address the main misconceptions, describe attackers' approaches, provide some statistics, and most importantly, provide helpful tips applicable to all members of the audience.


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