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Orlando, FL | Tue, Apr 3 - Tue, Apr 10, 2018
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Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Wednesday, April 4th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Some of us are so effective, and well known, that the term "Rock Stars" is entirely accurate. What kind of skills do Rock Stars have and wannabe Rock Stars need to develop? Although we personally may never be swamped by groupies, we can learn the skills to be more effective, well respected, and well paid.

Obviously it's not just about technology; in fact most of us are very good at the technology part. And although the myth of the Geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth, the fact is that increasing our skills more on the social and business side will make most of us more effective at what we do than learning how to read hex better while standing on our heads, becoming "One with Metasploit", or understanding the latest hot technologies.

Topics, with input from real Rock Stars of Infosec, include:

The 5 Levels to Rock Star

  • Positioning - why "they" don't like us or security and what we can do about it.
  • The Science of Influence - ruthless social engineering or effective professional skills?
  • Getting Things Done - Brutal Time Management and The Art of Saying "No" without upsetting too many people.
  • How to let people know you rock. You might be the best in the world, but if no one knows it you're not going to do much good.


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.
Tuesday, April 3
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Tuesday, April 3rd, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Threat Hunting via Windows Event Logs Eric Conrad Tuesday, April 3rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Wednesday, April 4
Session Speaker Time Type
Stuck in the Box, a SIEM's Tale Justin Henderson Wednesday, April 4th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far Ted Demopoulos Wednesday, April 4th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Malware Vaccination: Its Potential and Limitations Lenny Zeltser Wednesday, April 4th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Hacking Dumberly, Just Like the Bad Guys Tim Medin and Derek Banks Wednesday, April 4th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
So, You Wanna be a Pentester? Adrien de Beaupre Wednesday, April 4th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Let's Go Hunting Bad Guys John Strand Wednesday, April 4th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Secure DevOps: A Puma's Tail Aaron Cure Wednesday, April 4th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, April 5
Session Speaker Time Type
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Thursday, April 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Dismantling their attacks one step at a time Erik Van Buggenhout Thursday, April 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
An Evening of Hacking the Internet of Things (IoT) James Lyne, Stephen Sims, Jim Shewmaker, and Guests Thursday, April 5th, 7:15pm - 10:00pm Special Events
The Seven Deadly Sins of Incident Response Jake Williams Thursday, April 5th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Three Keys for SecDevOps Success Frank Kim Thursday, April 5th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Saturday, April 7
Session Speaker Time Type
Speaking to the Board on Cybersecurity Lance Spitzner Saturday, April 7th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Securing Your Kids Lance Spitzner Saturday, April 7th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night