Scottsdale 2015

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

How to Give the Best Pen Test of Your Life

  • Ed Skoudis
  • Thursday, February 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

You know you have it in you - that drive to do the ULTIMATE penetration test: one that is technically deep, hyper current, super relevant, clever, and really helps the target organization understand their business risk and radically improve their security posture. In short, you want to perform the best penetration test of your life, your masterwork in the art of pen testing, something you can look back on with pride and say, "That. Was. The One." But sadly, many penetration testers never realize this dream due to lack of resources, time, capabilities, or even organization political backing.

But, as a thought experiment, what if you could, just once, conduct that dream penetration test? What would it look like? How would you approach it? How could you tell you had really given it your all? And, if such a test is impossible, why bother even thinking about it?

In this talk, Ed Skoudis explores these questions, focused on what we can learn from the hypothetical ultimate pen test that we can directly apply to our real-world pen tests today. Loaded with specific tips, tricks, and strategies, this talk strives to provide actionable advice for all security pros to up their game in providing great penetration tests.

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