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Security West 2017

San Diego, CA | Tue, May 9 - Thu, May 18, 2017
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"Stop Hitting Yourself" - Common Mistakes in Security Operations

  • Jake Williams
  • Saturday, May 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Ever work in a security operation where it felt like you were constantly shooting yourself in the foot? I have, and I can't help but think of siblings torturing one another while saying "stop hitting yourself." But that's what we deal with regularly in infosec.

Whether we realize it or not, we utilize intelligence in security operations every day - whether in incident response, intrusion detection, or hunt team operations. However, many in security are not formally trained in intelligence operations and don't properly understand gain/loss calculations. This lack of understanding leads to mistakes in how intelligence is used, often exposing our sensitive collection to the adversary and adversely impacting security operations.

In this session, you will learn about how to maximize the value of your intelligence using real world case studies. Armed with the knowledge of how to better use intelligence for security operations, you'll take your security operations to a whole new level.


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.
Thursday, May 11
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Thursday, May 11th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Addressing Major Application Vulnerabilities with the Qualys Cloud Platform Vikas Phonsa, Director, Product Management Thursday, May 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Bringing the Power of Cognitive Security to the Security Analyst Chris Hankins, NA Technical Sales Leader - IBM Cognitive Security Thursday, May 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Change is Simply an Act of Survival Bill Harmer CISSP, CISM, CIPP Thursday, May 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Simplify CSC Implementation with Endpoint Visibility and Control Jennifer Geisler Vice President of Marketing Thursday, May 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Women's CONNECT Event Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG Thursday, May 11th, 6:00pm - 7:15pm Special Events
Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity - 2020 Outlook John Pescatore and Amanda Rousseau, Malware Researcher at Endgame, Inc. Thursday, May 11th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Friday, May 12
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Solutions Expo Friday, May 12th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
GIAC Program Presentation Scott Cassity Friday, May 12th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm Special Events
A Hunting We Shall Go John Strand Friday, May 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Saturday, May 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Ten Tenets of CISO Success Frank Kim Saturday, May 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Cyber-Hygiene and Standards of Care: Practical Defenses against Advanced Attacks James Tarala Saturday, May 13th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
"Stop Hitting Yourself" - Common Mistakes in Security Operations Jake Williams Saturday, May 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Introducing PowerLine! Brian Fehrman Saturday, May 13th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, May 14
Session Speaker Time Type
Sarah's Apple Orchard Sarah Edwards Sunday, May 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Sunday, May 14th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
How to Commit Card Fraud G. Mark Hardy Sunday, May 14th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Building and Maintaining a Denial of Service Defense for Businesses Matt Freeman, Master's Degree Candidate Sunday, May 14th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Monday, May 15
Session Speaker Time Type
Coffee & Donuts with the Graduate School Monday, May 15th, 7:30am - 9:00am Special Events
How to Become a SANS Instructor Eric Conrad Monday, May 15th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker Jason Fossen Monday, May 15th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night