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Scottsdale 2015

Scottsdale, AZ | Mon, Feb 16 - Sat, Feb 21, 2015

The 13 Absolute Truths of Security

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Wednesday, February 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Keith Palmgren has identified thirteen absolute truths of security - things that remain true regardless of circumstance, network topology, organizational type, or any other variable. Recognizing these thirteen absolute truths and how they affect a security program can lead to the success of that program. Failing to recognize these truths will spell almost certain doom. Here we will take a non-technical look at each of the thirteen absolute truths in turn, examine what they mean to the security manager, what they mean to the security posture, and how understanding them will lead to a successful security 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.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, February 16
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, February 16th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, February 16th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, February 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Privileged Domain Account Protection: How to Limit Credentials Exposure Mike Pilkington Tuesday, February 17th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Information Security Risk Management - No Exceptions! Mark Williams Tuesday, February 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, February 18
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, February 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Continuous Monitoring - A Practical Example Randy Marchany Wednesday, February 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, February 19
Session Speaker Time Type
How to Give the Best Pen Test of Your Life Ed Skoudis Thursday, February 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Continuous Monitoring and Real-World Analysis Seth Misenar Thursday, February 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
BYOB - Build Your Own Botnet Francois Begin - Master's Candidate Thursday, February 19th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Friday, February 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Friday, February 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night