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SANS 2018

Orlando, FL | Tue, Apr 3 - Tue, Apr 10, 2018
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The State of Honeypots: Understanding the Use of Honey Technologies Today

  • Andrea Dominguez
  • Thursday, April 5th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm

In this presentation, I will be presenting the results of my research on the use of honeypots and other deception technologies with the "honey" prefix. The aim of this study was to fill in the gaps in data on the real-world use of these technologies. The goal was also to better understand information security professionals' views and attitudes towards them. While there is a wealth of academic research in cutting-edge honey technologies, there is a dearth of data related to the practical use of these technologies outside of research laboratories. The data for this research was collected via a survey which was distributed to information security professionals. I will share details about the design of the survey, its distribution, analysis of the results, insights, lessons learned, and finally end with future research that should follow.

Speaker Bio: Andrea Dominguez has been a security analyst and incident responder for the past three years. She is in her second year of the MSISE program. She works at a large international financial institution where she is a part of the Security Operations Center. Aside from her incident response duties, she also heads the phishing tests for the enterprise, creates and maintains SOC process documents, maintains and leads the efforts to improve the team's incident response system, among other projects. Her most exciting project for 2018 is implementing a phishing reporting button in users' mailboxes across the enterprise. Her background before entering the field of information security was in project management and international relations with a focus on East Asia and Japan. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Japanese. Andrea Dominguez is a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute. The SANS Technology Institute is the only graduate program that combines SANS technical training, recognized as the industry's best, with leadership and management curriculum specifically developed for the unique needs of aspiring leaders. Learn more at www.sans.edu.


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.
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
Unmasking the Fog: Improving Situational Awareness Brian Roy, Sr. Sales Engineer Wednesday, April 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Navigating the Dark Web: A Case Study in Fraud and Risk Exposure Tyler Carbone, Chief Product Officer Wednesday, April 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The Next Evolution of Protection: Introduction to Deep Learning Brandon Carden, Enterprise Sales Engineer Wednesday, April 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The New Cyber Security Ecosystem Matt Grantham, Technical Account Manager, Post-Sales Wednesday, April 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Identity Awareness: Do we have it? Do we need it? Nathan McKay, Security Solutions Engineer Wednesday, April 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
How to Become a SANS Instructor Eric Conrad Wednesday, April 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Demisto Security Orchestration Workshop - Contest for Best Playbook Sponsored by Demisto Wednesday, April 4th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm SANS@Night
GIAC Information Reception Jeff Frisk Wednesday, April 4th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Reception
APAC Student Reception at SANS 2018 Wednesday, April 4th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Reception
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
SIEM Field Guide Peter Szczepankiewicz 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
Container Intrusions: Do You Even IDS Alfredo Hickman Wednesday, April 4th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, April 5
Session Speaker Time Type
Coffee & Donuts with the Graduate Students Thursday, April 5th, 7:30am - 9:00am Reception
Vendor Solutions Expo Thursday, April 5th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Solutions Expo Thursday, April 5th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
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
Responding to the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation Ben Wright Thursday, April 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The State of Honeypots: Understanding the Use of Honey Technologies Today Andrea Dominguez Thursday, April 5th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
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
Leverage Risk Focused Teams to Strengthen Resilience against Cyber Risk David Bishop, Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, April 5th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Cyber-Bullying and Sexting Protocols In Our Schools With Appropriate Consequences Detective Richard Wistocki (Ret.) Thursday, April 5th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, April 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Today's Mobility and Cloud Cybersecurity Mission Loay Oweis, Federal Mobility Specialist Friday, April 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
ICS Down...It's go time! Jason DelyTechnical Director, ICS and Critical Infrastructure Friday, April 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
"The Emperor's New Tools" High Spending but low 'Intelligence Yield' In Cyber Security Tools Has Still Left us Feeling Naked John Smith, Senior Sales Engineer Friday, April 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
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