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Virginia Beach 2012

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 20 - Fri, Aug 31, 2012
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Why Do Organizations Get Compromised?

  • Dr. Eric Cole
  • Monday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    Sunday, August 26th, 8:15am - 9:15pm

The number one question people ask with regards to security is..."Why?".

Why do some organizations get compromised and others do not? Fifteen years ago, when an organization was compromised, it was pretty easy to understand why. The organization spent minimal energy and effort on security, did not protect their systems and it was pretty obvious why they were compromised. Today, organizations are spending significant resources on cyber security and still being compromised. Many executives and technical staff are getting very frustrated because on the surface it looks like they are doing the right things, but they are still compromised. This talk will focus on why organizations are compromised and what checks you can perform to determine your likelihood of being compromised. Trends and solutions will also be examined to understand what needs to be done to build an effective program.


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Monday, August 20
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, August 20th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Dr. Eric Cole Monday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Tuesday, August 21
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Everything They Told Me About Security Was Wrong John Strand Tuesday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 22
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Assessing Deception Mike Murr Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 23
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SANS Technology Institute Brief Dave Hoelzer and President Stephen Northcutt Thursday, August 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Friday, August 24
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GIAC Program Overview Eric Cole and Stephen Northcutt Friday, August 24th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
Sunday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, August 26th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, August 26th, 8:15am - 9:15pm Special Events
Monday, August 27
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Information Assurance Metrics: Practical Steps to Measurement James Tarala Monday, August 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Failure to Operate Chris Crowley Monday, August 27th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, August 28
Session Speaker Time Type
Who's Watching the Watchers Mike Poor Tuesday, August 28th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 29
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Eric Cole and Stephen Northcutt Wednesday, August 29th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Brief Dave Hoelzer and President Stephen Northcutt Wednesday, August 29th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events