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San Francisco 2012

San Francisco, CA | Mon, Jul 30, 2012 - Mon, Aug 6, 2012

Why Do Organizations Get Compromised?

  • Dr. Eric Cole
  • Monday, July 30th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

The number one question people ask with regards to security is..."Why?".

Why do some organizations get compromised and others do not? Fifteen years ago, when an organization was compromised, it was pretty easy to understand why. The organization spent minimal energy and effort on security, did not protect their systems and it was pretty obvious why they were compromised. Today, organizations are spending significant resources on cyber security and still being compromised. Many executives and technical staff are getting very frustrated because on the surface it looks like they are doing the right things, but they are still compromised. This talk will focus on why organizations are compromised and what checks you can perform to determine your likelihood of being compromised. Trends and solutions will also be examined to understand what needs to be done to build an effective program.

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.
Additional Sessions
Session Speaker Type
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Brief Dr. Eric Cole Special Events
All Your Hash are Belong to Us: Targeting Windows Password Hashes for Penetration Seth Misenar SANS@Night
Spear Phishing and Targeted Attacks Stephen Sims SANS@Night
Assessing Deception Mike Murr SANS@Night
Monday, July 30
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, July 30th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Dr. Eric Cole Monday, July 30th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Tuesday, July 31
Session Speaker Time Type
Getting to the Root of Highly Targeted Rootkits Jeremy Flessing, HBGary, Inc. Tuesday, July 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 2
Session Speaker Time Type
The Advanced Persistent Threat You Have: Google Chrome Todd Heberlein Thursday, August 2nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night