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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.

Continuous Security: Monitoring & Active Defense in the Cloud

  • Eric Johnson
  • Tuesday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Monitoring and feedback loops from production is a critical tenant in DevOps for measuring performance, runtime errors, statistics, and changes. In the SecDevOps world, security teams can take advantage of DevOps monitoring tools to increase security visibility, identify anomalies, and respond swiftly to real time attacks.

Cloud providers are offering powerful infrastructure, development, and application continuous monitoring services that generate a wealth of data. But, building continuous security monitoring on top of the data can be challenging. Where are the log files? What is the log file format? What security events are captured? How do we display meaningful metrics? Can we detect and defend in real time?

This talk will introduce attendees to a realistic AWS environment's monitoring and active defense system and discuss real data collected during a war game exercise. Afterwards, we will walk through the postmortem, review the alerts raised during the incident, determine if there were any surprises, and identify opportunities to improve the system. Attendees will walk away with actionable techniques for building an active defense framework to help protect your organization's cloud resources.


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