Get the Skills you need from Home with SANS Online Training - Special Offers Available Now

Virginia Beach 2015

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 24, 2015 - Fri, Sep 4, 2015
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.


  • Dr. Eric Cole
  • Monday, August 24th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    Sunday, August 30th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Cyber security breaches have become a norm and people are no longer surprised when they hear about them on the news, but WHY? Organizations continue to spend a significant amount of money and buy lots of product, however it seems to make little, if any, difference, but WHY? Despite the fact that people are talking more about security and are more aware of the threats, there is little impact on security, but WHY? Startups are creating new technologies, venture capitalist firms continue to dump significant money into this area, and attacks continue, but WHY? In this solution-based talk, Dr. Cole, a world-renowned security expert, will get to the heart of the problem and address WHY the current approach to security is not working. Once the problem is dissected, systematic, provable methods for properly addressing security will be provided. This talk will provide an actionable roadmap to help prepare the next generation of Cyber Defenders to tackle the problems that need to be addressed.

Based on experience gained from responding to many high-profile incidents and engaging with many customers, Dr. Cole will cover solutions that Cyber Defenders can use to increase their security and gain better visibility into what is happening within their organization. Topics include crypto-free zones, outbound proxies, network segmentation, and defending a compromised network. If your organization has not detected an attack in the last six months you need to attend this talk. In most cases if you have not detected an attack it is not because it is not happening, but because you are not looking in the right area. This talk will change your vantage point to better understand how to prevent, detect, and respond to advanced attacks. Are you ready to become a Cyber Defender? Are you ready to take a proactive stance against the adversary? Are you ready to take the Dr. Cole Challenge?

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.
Monday, August 24
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, August 24th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
WHY? Dr. Eric Cole Monday, August 24th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 25
Session Speaker Time Type
The Tap House Phil Hagen Tuesday, August 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Adopting an Attacker Mindset with Core Impact Pro Bobby Kuzma, Systems Engineer, Core Security Wednesday, August 26th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Card Fraud 101 G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, August 30
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, August 30th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
WHY? Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, August 30th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, August 31
Session Speaker Time Type
Complete Application Pw0nage Via Multi-Post Cross Site Request Forgery (XSRF) Adrien de Beaupre Monday, August 31st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps Chris Crowley Monday, August 31st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, September 1
Session Speaker Time Type
Preparing for PowerShellmageddon - Investigating Windows Command Line Activity Chad Tilbury Tuesday, September 1st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, September 2
Session Speaker Time Type
Need for Speed: Malware Edition Anuj Soni Wednesday, September 2nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night