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San Francisco Summer 2017

San Francisco, CA | Mon, Jun 5 - Sat, Jun 10, 2017
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"Stop Hitting Yourself" - Common Mistakes in Security Operations

  • Jake Williams
  • Monday, June 5th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Ever work in a security operation where it felt like you were constantly shooting yourself in the foot? I have, and I can't help but think of siblings torturing one another while saying "stop hitting yourself." But that's what we deal with regularly in infosec.

Whether we realize it or not, we utilize intelligence in security operations every day - whether in incident response, intrusion detection, or hunt team operations. However, many in security are not formally trained in intelligence operations and don't properly understand gain/loss calculations. This lack of understanding leads to mistakes in how intelligence is used, often exposing our sensitive collection to the adversary and adversely impacting security operations.

In this session, you will learn about how to maximize the value of your intelligence using real world case studies. Armed with the knowledge of how to better use intelligence for security operations, you'll take your security operations to a whole new level.


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.
Monday, June 5
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Alissa Torres Monday, June 5th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
"Stop Hitting Yourself" - Common Mistakes in Security Operations Jake Williams Monday, June 5th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, June 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Security and Automation: Can they work together? Can we survive without them working together? Rob Randell, Director, Security and Risk Tuesday, June 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
State of the Dark Web Matt Edmondson Tuesday, June 6th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night