Debunking the Complex Password Myth
- Keith Palmgren
- Thursday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Debunking the Complex Password Myth||Keith Palmgren||Thursday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Privileged Domain Account Protection: How to Limit Credentials Exposure||Mike Pilkington||Friday, August 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|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|
|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|
|Gone in 60 Minutes: Have You Patched Your System Today?||David Hoelzer||Tuesday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|Investing for Retirement||Stephen Northcutt||Wednesday, August 27th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|