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SANS@MIC - Waiting for a cyber range exercise is not enough

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT (2020-06-03 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Olaf Schwarz

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In this talk Olaf will elaborate on typical tasks related to incident response and why it is possible to practice them without the need for complex cybersecurity ranges or cybersecurity drills. He will also discuss what cyber ranges should be used for and why they should not be the starting point in preparing for incident response.

Speaker Bio

Olaf Schwarz

Olaf joined in March 2017 and serves as a Senior IT Security Analyst for the Austrian Energy CERT and, the national CERT of Austria. Beforehand he worked with national and international scope in the field of Information Security within the finance sector. In this time, Olaf worked on InfoSec daily business challenges and in various projects, like launching and securing an in-house developed core banking system, working on corporate wide security standards/architectures and developing and running awareness programs for employees and customers.

Olaf started as an autodidact in Information Security, and meanwhile about 10 years of experience in the field, Olaf added a bunch of security related certifications to his CV. Olaf helped organize BSidesVienna from 2013 to 2019 as a way to give back to the security community. Further he tries to give back to the community by publishing tools like smbtimeline, a tool to generate typical text-based timelines out of SMB traffic, and sharing experience through free-to-access talks.

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