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Virginia Beach 2018

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 20 - Fri, Aug 31, 2018
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Due to a high demand for security training at SANS Virginia Beach 2018, courses will be held at both the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The hotels are less than a five minute walk from one another, and are accessible from both the Boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue. SEC503, SEC555, SEC573, SEC575, MGT514, and DEV540 will be hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

OODA Security: Taking Back the Advantage

  • Kevin Fiscus
  • Tuesday, August 28th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

OODA, or Observe, Orient, Decide and Act is a concept first developed for fighter pilots. The concept states that the adversary who can effectively complete the OODA cycle first will go home while the adversary who takes longer enjoys, at best, a long, slow parachute ride to the ground. This concept can be applied to information security. In theory, we defenders should have the advantage as it is our "house" the attackers are attacking. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Over 50% of organizations find out they have been compromised via notification by a third party meaning that all too often defenders don't even start their OODA loop until after the attacker has completed the compromise. Making things worse, traditional security controls are failing us because attackers already know how to circumvent or evade them. Fortunately, there is a solution. By making better use of our existing technology and by using some of the attackers tools and techniques against them, we can take to deter, distract, delay, disrupt and detect attackers. Come learn how we can turn the tables on the bad guys and reclaim the OODA loop initiative.


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 20
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Keith Palmgren Monday, August 20th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Infosec State of the Union Jake Williams Monday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Continuous Security: Monitoring & Active Defense in the Cloud Eric Johnson Tuesday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Blockchain 101 G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Red Team Apocalypse Derek Banks Wednesday, August 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Justin Henderson Sunday, August 26th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Actionable Detects: Blue Team Cyber Defense Tactics Seth Misenar Sunday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, August 27
Session Speaker Time Type
Stuck in the Box, a SIEM's Tale Justin Henderson Monday, August 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, August 28
Session Speaker Time Type
OODA Security: Taking Back the Advantage Kevin Fiscus Tuesday, August 28th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Automating NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) / 800-53 Peter Szczepankiewicz Tuesday, August 28th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night