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San Francisco Winter 2019

San Francisco, CA | Mon, Dec 2 - Sat, Dec 7, 2019
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Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Monday, December 2nd, 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.
Monday, December 2
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Jon Gorenflo Monday, December 2nd, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong Keith Palmgren Monday, December 2nd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, December 3
Session Speaker Time Type
Putting MITRE ATT&CK™ into Action with What You Have, Where You Are Katie Nickels Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, December 4
Session Speaker Time Type
Active Industrial Control System Cyber Defense - Colonel Mustard...Candlestick...Kitchen Dean Parsons Wednesday, December 4th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm SANS@Night
Thursday, December 5
Session Speaker Time Type
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love TLS Dr. Johannes Ullrich, Fellow, SANS Institute Thursday, December 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night