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Scottsdale 2013

Scottsdale, AZ | Sun, Feb 17 - Sat, Feb 23, 2013
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Information Security Metrics: Practical Steps to Measurement

  • James Tarala
  • Wednesday, February 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Show up to a security presentation, walk away with a specific action plan. In this presentation, James Tarala, a senior instructor with the SANS Institute, will be presenting on making specific plans for information assurance metrics in an organization. Clearly this is an industry buzzword at the moment when you listen to presentations on the 20 Critical Controls, NIST guidance, or industry banter). Security professionals have to know that their executives are discussing the idea. So exactly how do you integrate information assurance metrics into action in an organization and actually achieve value from the effort. Learn what efforts are currently underway in the industry to create consensus metrics guides and what initial steps an organization can take to start measuring the effectiveness of their security program. Small steps are better than no steps, and by the end of this presentation, students will have a start integrating metrics into their information assurance program.


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.
Monday, February 18
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, February 18th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Unleashing the Dogs of (cyber) War Ed Skoudis Monday, February 18th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
SANS Technology Institute Master's Presentation Barbara Filkins Monday, February 18th, 7:30pm - 8:10pm Special Events
Tuesday, February 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, February 19th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, February 19th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, February 19th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Information Sharing for the Good Guys........... Timothy Garcia Tuesday, February 19th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm SANS@Night
APT: It is Not Time to Pray, It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Tuesday, February 19th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, February 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Information Security Metrics: Practical Steps to Measurement James Tarala Wednesday, February 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, February 21
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, February 21st, 7:15pm - 7:45pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, February 21st, 7:45pm - 8:15pm Special Events