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San Francisco 2012

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

Spear Phishing and Targeted Attacks

  • Stephen Sims

In this presentation, Stephen Sims will provide a technical look into the techniques used to successfully perform spear-phishing and other targeted attacks. We will take a look at how software bugs are discovered in both common and obscure applications through the process known as fuzzing, and how these bugs are turned into working exploits with the aid of debuggers and disassembly. High level techniques used to perform phishing on a wide scale will first be covered, followed by clever techniques used by attackers to social engineer a specific target into aiding in a compromise. Demonstrations will be provided showing how custom exploits can be used along with targeted social engineering to gain access to an unauthorized system.

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