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Security East 2018

New Orleans, LA | Mon, Jan 8 - Sat, Jan 13, 2018
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Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far

  • Ted Demopoulos
  • Tuesday, January 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Some of us are so effective, and well known, that the term "Rock Stars" is entirely accurate. What kind of skills do Rock Stars have and wannabe Rock Stars need to develop? Although we personally may never be swamped by groupies, we can learn the skills to be more effective, well respected, and well paid.

Obviously it's not just about technology; in fact most of us are very good at the technology part. And although the myth of the Geek with zero social skills is just that, a myth, the fact is that increasing our skills more on the social and business side will make most of us more effective at what we do than learning how to read hex better while standing on our heads, becoming "One with Metasploit", or understanding the latest hot technologies.

Topics, with input from real Rock Stars of Infosec, include:

  • The 5 Levels to Rock Star
  • Positioning - why "they" don't like us or security and what we can do about it.
  • The Science of Influence - ruthless social engineering or effective professional skills?
  • Getting Things Done - Brutal Time Management and The Art of Saying "No" without upsetting too many people.
  • How to let people know you rock. You might be the best in the world, but if no one knows it you're not going to do much good.


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.
Additional Sessions
Session Speaker Type
Welcome Networking Reception- Sunday, January 7th Reception
Monday, January 8
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Monday, January 8th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Actionable Detects: Blue Team Cyber Defense Tactics Seth Misenar Monday, January 8th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, January 9
Session Speaker Time Type
Using an Open Source Threat Model for Prioritized Defense James Tarala Tuesday, January 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Blockchain: the New Digital Swiss Army Knife? G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, January 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Infosec Rock Star: Geek Will Only Get You So Far Ted Demopoulos Tuesday, January 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, January 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Community Night Wednesday, January 10th, 6:00pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Infosec State of the Union Jake Williams Wednesday, January 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security is QA: My Path from Developer to Pen Tester Joshua Barone Wednesday, January 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Analyzing CRASHOVERRIDE - The Grid Targeted Malware Robert M. Lee Wednesday, January 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, January 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Coffee and Donuts with the Graduate School Thursday, January 11th, 7:30am - 9:00am Special Events