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Virginia Beach 2014

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 29, 2014

How to Build a Completely Hackable City in Five Steps (And Why You Should Build Your Own Skills in this Arena)

  • Ed Skoudis
  • Tuesday, August 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

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, August 18
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Paul A. Henry Monday, August 18th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Cloud IR & Forensics Paul A. Henry Monday, August 18th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 19
Session Speaker Time Type
How to Build a Completely Hackable City in Five Steps (And Why You Should Build Your Own Skills in this Arena) Ed Skoudis Tuesday, August 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Closing the Door on Web Shells Anuj Soni Tuesday, August 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 20
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security Architecture in the Enterprise Applying SABSA based Concepts to your Day Job Don Murdoch Wednesday, August 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Thursday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, August 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Privileged Domain Account Protection: How to Limit Credentials Exposure Mike Pilkington Friday, August 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, August 24
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Rob Lee Sunday, August 24th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
SIFT Workstation - The Art of Incident Response Rob Lee Sunday, August 24th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, August 25
Session Speaker Time Type
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Monday, August 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security Architecture in the Enterprise Applying SABSA based Concepts to your Day Job Don Murdoch Monday, August 25th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Gone in 60 Minutes: Have You Patched Your System Today? David Hoelzer Tuesday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 27
Session Speaker Time Type
Investing for Retirement Stephen Northcutt Wednesday, August 27th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night