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San Antonio 2017

San Antonio, TX | Sun, Aug 6 - Fri, Aug 11, 2017
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but there are more training opportunities.

Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Sunday, August 6th, 7:15pm - 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.
Sunday, August 6
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Jake Williams Sunday, August 6th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong Keith Palmgren Sunday, August 6th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, August 7
Session Speaker Time Type
Anti-Ransomware: How to Turn the Tables G. Mark Hardy Monday, August 7th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, August 8
Session Speaker Time Type
Protecting Against Advanced Targeted Attacks Andy Thompson, Regional Manager, Customer Success, CISSP, SSCP, GPEN Tuesday, August 8th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Five Secret Tips for Incident Response Preparation That Will Get You Promoted Jake Williams Tuesday, August 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night