Scottsdale 2015

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

Debunking the Complex Password Myth

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Friday, February 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Perhaps the worst advice you can give a user is "choose a complex password." The result is the impossible-to-remember password requiring the infamous sticky note on the monitor. In addition, that password gets used at a dozen sites at home, AND the very same password gets used at work. The final result ends up being the devastating password compromise. In this one-hour talk, we will look at the technical and non-technical (human nature) issues behind passwords. Attendees will gain a more complete understanding of passwords and receive solid advice on creating more easily remembered AND significantly stronger passwords at work and at home for their users, themselves, and even their children.

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