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The Effectiveness of Microsoft's EMET

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST (2016-02-23 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Stephen Sims

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Overview

In this talk we will take a look at Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) and how it stops exploits from working. This free tool has a low adoption rate inside of companies, but has the ability to stop 0-day attacks from being successful. We will cover the effectiveness of the various controls, how they work, as well as some of the techniques used to bypass the tool in targeted attacks.

Speaker Bio

Stephen Sims

Stephen Sims is an industry expert with over 15 years of experience in information technology and security. Stephen currently works out of San Francisco as a consultant. He has spent many years performing security architecture, exploit development, reverse engineering, and penetration testing. Stephen has an MS in information assurance from Norwich University and is a course author and senior instructor for the SANS Institute. He is the author of SANS' only 700-level course, SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers, which concentrates on complex heap overflows, patch diffing, and client-side exploits. Stephen is also the lead author on SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking and co-author of SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses. He holds the GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification as well as the CISSP, CISA, Immunity NOP, and many other certifications. In his spare time Stephen enjoys snowboarding and writing music.

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