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San Francisco Spring 2019

San Francisco, CA | Mon, Mar 11 - Sat, Mar 16, 2019
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OODA Security: Taking Back the Advantage

  • Kevin Fiscus
  • Monday, March 11th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

OODA, or Observe, Orient, Decide and Act is a concept first developed for fighter pilots. The concept states that the adversary who can effectively complete the OODA cycle first will go home while the adversary who takes longer enjoys, at best, a long, slow parachute ride to the ground. This concept can be applied to information security. In theory, we defenders should have the advantage as it is our "house" the attackers are attacking. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Over 50% of organizations find out they have been compromised via notification by a third party meaning that all too often defenders don't even start their OODA loop until after the attacker has completed the compromise. Making things worse, traditional security controls are failing us because attackers already know how to circumvent or evade them. Fortunately, there is a solution. By making better use of our existing technology and by using some of the attackers tools and techniques against them, we can take to deter, distract, delay, disrupt and detect attackers. Come learn how we can turn the tables on the bad guys and reclaim the OODA loop initiative.


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, March 11
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS David Hoelzer Monday, March 11th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
OODA Security: Taking Back the Advantage Kevin Fiscus Monday, March 11th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, March 12
Session Speaker Time Type
Hunting Logic Attacks Hassan El Hadary Tuesday, March 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, March 13
Session Speaker Time Type
No Seriously, I Can Still See You! Jonathan Ham Wednesday, March 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, March 14
Session Speaker Time Type
Data Protection in the Public Cloud- a Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Kenneth G. Hartman Thursday, March 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night