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SANS 2016

Orlando, FL | Sat, Mar 12 - Mon, Mar 21, 2016

GSE Lab Examination

  • Saturday, March 12th, 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Sunday, March 13th, 8:00am - 5:30pm

Pre-registration and approval is required for attendance.

The GIAC Security Expert certification is the most prestigious in the IT Security industry. The current exam was developed by subject matter experts and top industry practitioners. The GSE's performance based, hands-on nature sets it apart from any other IT security certification. The GSE will determine if a candidate has truly mastered the wide variety of skills required by top security consultants and individual practitioners.

The skills required to successfully complete the GSE exams can be broken up into three major groups:

  • General security skills
  • Incident handling skills
  • Intrusion detection and analysis skills

The GSE exam has two parts:

Part 1: Multiple Choice Exam:

Candidates must hold the appropriate pre-requisite certifications to qualify for the GSE multiple choice exam.

The GSE multiple choice exam must be taken at a proctored location, just like any other GIAC exam. Passing this exam qualifies a person to sit for the GSE hands-on lab.

Once you successfully complete Part 1, you are qualified to sit for the GSE lab within 18 months of the date of completion.

Part 2: Two-day GSE Lab Exam:

Day 1 of the GSE lab consists of an incident response scenario that requires the candidate to analyze data and report their results in a written report.

Day 2 consists of a rigorous battery of hands-on exercises.

For additional details on the GSE examination process, please visit the GSE page or contact gse@giac.org.

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.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Saturday, March 12
Session Speaker Time Type
GSE Lab Examination Saturday, March 12th, 8:00am - 5:30pm Special Events
Sunday, March 13
Session Speaker Time Type
GSE Lab Examination Sunday, March 13th, 8:00am - 5:30pm Special Events
Securing Your Kids Lance Spitzner Sunday, March 13th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
Monday, March 14
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Monday, March 14th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Women in Technology Meet and Greet Monday, March 14th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Special Events
Analyzing the Ukrainian Power Grid Cyber-Attacks Jake Williams Monday, March 14th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, March 15
Session Speaker Time Type
SSL & TLS Nuts, Bolts, and Best Practices Brian McHenry, Security Solutions Architect Tuesday, March 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Applying the Cyber Kill Chain to Enterprise Defense George Ressopoulos, Senior Security Consultant Tuesday, March 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Navigating Today's Threat Landscape Matt Hickey, Director, Sales Engineering Tuesday, March 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Improving the Threat Intelligence Management Process Trevor Welsh, Director of Sales Engineering Tuesday, March 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
How to Become a SANS Instructor Eric Conrad Tuesday, March 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Lunch and Learn Tuesday, March 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The PC-Malware Zoo: We Promise You Won't Like It Speaker: Paul Schofield, Director of Customer Experience Tuesday, March 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
GIAC Program Reception Presented by Jeff Frisk Tuesday, March 15th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm Special Events
Using an Open Source Threat Model for Prioritized Defense James Tarala Tuesday, March 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Data Theft in the 21st Century Mike Poor Tuesday, March 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Making Awareness Stick Lance Spitzner Tuesday, March 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Next Gen Patch Management for Microsoft Windows - A Call for Improved Tools Jason Simsay - Master's Degree Candidate Tuesday, March 15th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
The Current State of Cyber Security Justin Searle Tuesday, March 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Making Deception a Thing for Things Dr. Johannes Ullrich Tuesday, March 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker Jason Fossen Tuesday, March 15th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
PKI Trust Models: Whom do you trust? Blaine Hein - Master's Degree Candidate Tuesday, March 15th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Wednesday, March 16
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, March 16th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Wednesday, March 16th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
Smartphone and Network Forensics Goes Together Like Peas and Carrots Heather Mahalik and Phil Hagen Wednesday, March 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Crazy New World of Cyber Investigations: Law, Ethics and Evidence Ben Wright Wednesday, March 16th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Enforcing Application Security Michael Matthee - Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, March 16th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, March 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Beyond the Pentest: How C2, Internal Pivoting, and Data Exfiltration Show True Risk Beau Bullock Wednesday, March 16th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Intrusion Detection with PowerShell Michael Weeks - Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, March 16th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, March 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Automating the Hunt for Attackers Dan Mitchell, Solutions Engineer Thursday, March 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Beyond Who is: See Threats Coming Steve Butt, Technical Sales Engineer Thursday, March 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Flipping the Economics of Attacks Etay Nir, Malware and Threat Intelligence CE Thursday, March 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Using Splunk to visualize Vulnerability data Jeff Leggett, Director, Cloud Services, API, and Integrations for Qualys Thursday, March 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Inventive and Productive Ways to Engage Employees on Cyber Skills Development Aaron Cohen, Director of Product Management Thursday, March 17th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Malware Analysis for Incident Responders: Getting Started Lenny Zeltser Thursday, March 17th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Card Fraud 101 G. Mark Hardy Thursday, March 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Custom Digital Forensics Tools in Python Evan Dygert Thursday, March 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Exploits of Yesteryear Are Never Truly Gone Marsha Miller - Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, March 17th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Thursday, March 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Uncovering Indicators of Compromise (IoC) Using PowerShell, Event Logs, and Nagios Dallas Haselhorst - Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, March 17th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation