SANS Community Night Talk – Double Feature (13 March 2018)

In this edition of SANS Community Night scheduled on 13 March 2018 in Singapore, Brandon McCrillis and SANS Principal Instructor Tim Medin will be the main presenters for the night.

Brandon McCrillis will be presenting the talk titled “Limiting the Ransomware Risk and Impact to your Business”. The talk synopsis is as follows:

Incidents involving Ransomware are becoming more prevalent and can be devastating for an under-prepared organization. An alarming number of Ransomware attacks are being directed at businesses, those with the means and the desire to pay. ‘Funding the cybercriminal’ should not be an option written into a disaster recovery plan, yet for many organizations it [often unintentionally] is. When moving at the rapid speed of business, in our meshed and interconnected world, basic industry standards are not being met. At Rendition Infosec, we respond to all types of incidents including clients that are hit with Ransomware and assist organizations to visualize the spread of ransomware through live simulations. With the help of real-word case studies and expert incident response actions, you will walk away with practical approaches and business risk analysis methods needed to help counter and appropriately contain the Ransomware threat to your business.

Key points include:

  • Articulating the Ransomware risk — Assigning a value to your corporate data
  • Practical defenses and countermeasures
  • Effective and ineffective disaster recovery plans
  • Limiting risk while moving at the rapid speed of business


Tim Medin will be presenting the second talk titled “Hacking Stupid, Just Like the Bad Guys”. Tim will discuss the dumbest red team tricks and hacks encountered over the years. Few attackers really need to use advanced techniques, and the simple defenses that make an attacker’s life much more difficult will be discussed.

Tim Medin is the founder of Red Siege, a company focused to adversary emulation and penetration testing. Through the course of his career, Tim has performed penetration tests on a wide range of organizations and technologies. He gained information security experience in a variety of industries including previous positions in control systems, higher education, financial services, and manufacturing. Tim is an experienced international speaker, having presented to a organizations around the world. Tim is also the creator of the Kerberoasting, a technique to extract Kerberos tickets in order to offline attack the password of enterprise service accounts. He is also a project lead of the Laudanum project.

Date: 13 March 2018
Time: 6:00PM – 7:45PM
Venue: Level 3 – Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663

To register for the talk, please click here and log in with your SANS account to complete the registration.

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