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Security West 2016

San Diego, CA | Fri, Apr 29, 2016 - Fri, May 6, 2016
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BitTorrent & Digital Contraband

  • Kenneth Hartman - Master's Degree Candidate
  • Wednesday, May 4th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm

BitTorrent is a popular peer-to-peer file transfer program that allows participants in a swarm to exchange pieces with each other during the downloading process. Since users do not have to download all pieces from the original publisher, the downloading of very large files in an active swarm is typically faster than other methods used to distribute files. BitTorrent is often used to share pirated music and videos. Unfortunately, it is also used to distribute child pornography. Many people do not understand how the BitTorrent protocol works, including those in law enforcement and the legal profession. This lack of technical understanding combined with various legal issues can result in a weak case against those that are truly guilty or an inadequate defense of those that are not. This talk explains the technology, the criminal investigative process, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding BitTorrent with a goal of improving the base knowledge of those on both sides of the legal process.

Speaker Bio: Kenneth G. Hartman is currently working as the Senior Product Manager for Cloud Security and Privacy for SAP Ariba. Ken's mission is "I help my company earn and maintain the trust of our customers in our products and services." Toward this end, Ken drives a variety of privacy and data protection initiatives while managing the product security roadmap.

For the previous decade, up until July 2011, he helped to build a start-up company called Visonex into a profitable, nation-wide dialysis-specific electronic medical record using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model. In addition to managing the inception and delivery of multiple product innovations, Ken was responsible for all aspects of assuring the security and privacy of both the internal IT systems and the company's SaaS offerings. Prior to coming to Visonex, Ken worked as a corporate Electrical Systems Manager for Kraft Foods where he helped to secure the plant floor automation systems.

Ken holds a BS Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and has earned the CISSP, as well as multiple GIAC security certifications. He is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems (CPHMIS) and served on the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Privacy & Security Committee in 2012.

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.
Sunday, May 1
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Sunday, May 1st, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
CISO Hot Topic Series: Communicating to and Influencing CEOs and Boards of Directors: What Works and What to Avoid John Pescatore Sunday, May 1st, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, May 2
Session Speaker Time Type
The Game has Changed...Ready or Not! Toni Buhrke , Systems Engineer Monday, May 2nd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Intelligently Applying Security Intelligence for Advanced Threat Hunting & Analysis Jennifer Glenn, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Advanced Threats Monday, May 2nd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Think Like An Attacker: Hacker Simulation Challenge Monday, May 2nd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Vendor Event
GIAC Program Presentation Seth Misenar Monday, May 2nd, 6:15pm - 7:15pm SANS@Night
How to bring some Advanced Persistent Trickery to your fight against Advanced Persistent Threats... Bryce Galbraith Monday, May 2nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Emerging Trends in DFIR- Lightning Talks Rob Lee and SANS DFIR Staff Monday, May 2nd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Using an Open Source Threat Model for Prioritized Defense James Tarala Monday, May 2nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
IoT Summer of Hacking (the month Josh was forced to wear pants) Josh Wright Monday, May 2nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
The Critical Controls That Might Have Prevented the Target Breach Teri Radichel - Master's Degree Candidate Monday, May 2nd, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Tuesday, May 3
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, May 3rd, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, May 3rd, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Vendor Event
Women's CONNECT Event Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG Tuesday, May 3rd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Special Events
Pen Testing & Hacking Trends Panel Moderator: Ed Skoudis; Panelists: Bryce Galbraith, Jeff McJunkin, Stephen Sims, Joshua Wright Tuesday, May 3rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
How to Build a Cybersecurity Platform the Easy Way Keith Palmgren Tuesday, May 3rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Tap House Phil Hagen Tuesday, May 3rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Quality not Quantity: Continuous Monitoring's Deadliest Events Eric Conrad & Seth Misenar Tuesday, May 3rd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
The Dangerous Shifting of Trust Sandra Dunn - Master's Degree Candidate Tuesday, May 3rd, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Wednesday, May 4
Session Speaker Time Type
Rising to the Challenge of Web Application Security Dave Ferguson, Application Security Solution Architect Wednesday, May 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Tackling Endpoint Security With Nuix Insight Quoc Ly, Solutions Architect Wednesday, May 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The New Cyber Battleground: Inside Your Network Bradley Brown, Manager, Solutions Engineering Wednesday, May 4th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The NEW CISSP exam was implemented on April 15, 2015. Are you ready for the new exam? David Miller Wednesday, May 4th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
BitTorrent & Digital Contraband Kenneth Hartman - Master's Degree Candidate Wednesday, May 4th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Thursday, May 5
Session Speaker Time Type
STI Lunch and Learn STI Staff Thursday, May 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn