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Security East 2014

New Orleans, LA | Mon, Jan 20 - Sat, Jan 25, 2014
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How to Build a Completely Hackable City in Five Steps (And Why You Should Build Your Own Skills in this Arena)

  • Ed Skoudis
  • Monday, January 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

The NetWars CyberCity project involves an entire - and entirely functional - city, in miniature. There's a real power grid, real water systems, real traffic lights - and real systems to hack. Cyber warriors build skills and develop strategies and contingency plans by running missions in CyberCity. This talk will present an overview of the creation of CyberCity, step by step: concept, funding, architecture and design, implementation, testing, and finally, lessons learned.

But so what? You're not about to construct your own CyberCity - or are you? The border between the cyber and kinetic worlds is eroding, and some of the most interesting (and dangerous) hacks are in the interstitial space between software and hardware. The very cornerstones of society - the power grid, water treatment plants, medical devices, military equipment, and more - are at risk, and ideas such as air gaps and pressure valves are antiquated. The talk will also explore avenues for building your own skills in these various areas so you can help improve the security of our kinetic infrastructures. Find out what CyberCity teaches us about getting our act together in securing the cyber/kinetic space - and how you can build your own skills in this burgeoning arena.


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.
Monday, January 20
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, January 20th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
How to Build a Completely Hackable City in Five Steps (And Why You Should Build Your Own Skills in this Arena) Ed Skoudis Monday, January 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, January 21
Session Speaker Time Type
An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments James Tarala Tuesday, January 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Who's Watching the Watchers? Mike Poor Tuesday, January 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, January 22
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Wednesday, January 22nd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Wednesday, January 22nd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
Legends: The Reality Behind the Security Fairytales We All Hear! Kevin Johnson Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
10 Things Security Teams Need to Know About Cloud Security Dave Shackleford Wednesday, January 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, January 23
Session Speaker Time Type
Hacking Your Friends and Neighbors For Fun Joshua Wright Thursday, January 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night