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Washington, DC | Fri, Jul 6 - Sun, Jul 15, 2012
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The SANS360: The Security Crystal Ball

  • Rob Lee, Moderator

10 Speakers - 10 Presentations - 360 Seconds Each

SANS is known for its density of talented professionals in the field of Information Security, Penetration Testing, Auditing, and Digital Forensics and Incident Response. SANSFIRE 2012 Faculty brings you the SANS360: The Security Crystal Ball, focusing on predictions for information security of tomorrow and into the next several years. Learn the thoughts from many of the leading experts in the community as they each share their ideas on what we will be dealing with in the future.

In one hour these information security experts will discuss the latest top security takeaways that they have identified over the past few months. If you have never been to a lightning talk, it is an eye opening experience. Each speaker has 360 seconds (6 minutes) to deliver their message. This format allows SANS to present 10 experts within one hour, instead of the standard one presenter per hour. The compressed format gives you a clear and condensed message eliminating the fluff. If the topic isn't engaging, a new topic is just 6 minutes away.

Can a significant point be made within 360 seconds? The Gettysburg address can be read in about 180 seconds and the main section of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech that is replayed is almost exactly 360 seconds. In many cases, the most important speeches are less than 360 seconds and have changed the world. This timed format ensures just enough time for each point, requiring a laser focus and forcing each presenter to discuss their most appealing and rich content to get their message heard.

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.
Additional Sessions
Session Speaker Type
GIAC Program Overview Jeff Frisk, GIAC Director Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Brief President Stephen Northcutt Special Events
Dude, Your Car is PWNed! Rob VandenBrink, ISC Handler SANS@Night
Authentication Issues Between Entities During Protocol Message Exchange in SCADA Systems Manuel Humberto Santander Pelaez, ISC Handler SANS@Night
OWASP Top Ten Tools and Tactics Russ McRee, ISC Handler SANS@Night
Updates on the Exploit Kits Front: You are the Target! Pedro Bueno, ISC Handler SANS@Night
Packet and Malware Collection for the Home Network, Research Starts at Home! Richard Porter, ISC Handler SANS@Night
Critical Infrastructure Control Systems Cybersecurity Matt Luallen SANS@Night
Everything's Hacked! What We Can Do To Help Secure Embedded Devices Jay Radcliffe SANS@Night
The SANS360: The Security Crystal Ball Rob Lee, Moderator SANS@Night
What's New in Windows 8 and Server 2012? Jason Fossen SANS@Night
Monday, July 9
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, July 9th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
State of the Internet Panel Discussion Hosted by Dr. Johannes Ullrich, ISC Director and Marcus Sachs, ISC Director Emeritus Monday, July 9th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Tuesday, July 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Sponsored Lunch Session Tuesday, July 10th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Welcome Reception Tuesday, July 10th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Vendor Event
Thursday, July 12
Session Speaker Time Type
Test your Knowledge and Capture-the-Flag Skills in an Interactive Security Challenge! Yori Kvitchko Thursday, July 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events
Friday, July 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Test your Knowledge and Capture-the-Flag Skills in an Interactive Security Challenge! Yori Kvitchko Friday, July 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Special Events