So RSA 2013 in San Francisco is coming up and I will be there for two different parts of the event.
First, on the 24th and 25th of February, I will be presenting a two-day class Security 571 from SANS. This course is a two day course about mobile device and application security. As the SANS site says, the course is: “This course is designed to help students gain the skills necessary to implement a secure mobile device deployment. Students will examine the threats and vulnerabilities affecting mobile device deployments, understand legal issues and constraints facing organizations, and develop policies and controls to guide mobile device use. Focusing on Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices, students will learn about the architectural strengths and weaknesses of each platform, identifying countermeasures and risk mitigation tactics to protect against common threats. Students learn to use a combination of policy, mobile device management (MDM) and network controls to defend against common threats including mobile device malware, stolen devices, wireless attacks and rooted or jailbroken devices. Throughout the course, a combination of lecture, hands-on lab exercises and real-world experience is used to guide students through a tested model for secure mobile device use.”
More information is at the following URL: http://www.sans.org/event/rsa-conf-2013/course/mobile-device-security
After this, I will be presenting Tactical Sec Ops with John Strand of Black Hills Information Security. This will be on February 27th in the morning. Tactical Sec Ops is a presentation on how to embed security testing and verification into daily IT operations activities. By empowering IT staff and showing simple open source tools, we can greatly improve our overall security. This talk will walk attendees through simple techniques to understand current attacks and how IT Ops can be used to prevent them.
You can get more information at the following URL: https://ae.rsaconference.com/US13/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=1495
On a completely unrelated note, this talk will be on my 40th birthday. 😉