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Tampa-Clearwater 2018

Tampa, FL | Tue, Sep 4 - Sun, Sep 9, 2018
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Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Tuesday, September 4th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

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, for themselves and even for 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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Tuesday, September 4
Session Speaker Time Type
Welcome to SANS G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, September 4th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong Keith Palmgren Tuesday, September 4th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Wednesday, September 5
Session Speaker Time Type
Splunk as a Machine Data Fabric for IT, OT, and IoT Security and Operational Health. Wednesday, September 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Blockchain 101 G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, September 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, September 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Workload by Workload: Securing Your Hybrid Empire Alex Humphrey , Solutions Consultant Thursday, September 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
I Am the Problem With InfoSec, and There's Nothing You Can do About it! Jon Gorenflo Thursday, September 6th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night