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Tysons Corner Fall 2017

McLean, VA | Sat, Oct 14 - Sat, Oct 21, 2017
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Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong

  • Keith Palmgren
  • Monday, October 16th, 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.
Monday, October 16
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Keith Palmgren Monday, October 16th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Everything You Ever Learned About Passwords Is Wrong Keith Palmgren Monday, October 16th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 17
Session Speaker Time Type
Anti-Ransomware: How to Turn the Tables G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, October 17th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, October 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Hunting Logic Attacks Hassan El Hadary Wednesday, October 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, October 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Plumbing the Depths: ShellBags Eric Zimmerman Thursday, October 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Windows Management Instrumentation For Good and Evil Jaime Geiger Thursday, October 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night