Alan Paller founded SANS, a college and professional cyber security training school that has trained more than 145,000 cybersecurity technologists in 72 countries. He oversees the Internet Storm Center, the annual identification of the "Seven Most Dangerous New Attack Vectors" and a global program that identifies and celebrates people responsible for remarkable improvement in cyber risk reduction. He has testified before the US Senate and House and was an initial member of the President's National Infrastructure Assurance Council.
He was chosen by OMB and the Federal CIO Council as the 2005 Azimuth Award winner, a lifetime achievement award recognizing outstanding service of a non-government person to improving federal information technology. In 2010, the Washington Post named him one of seven people "worth knowing, or knowing about" in cyber security. He co-chairs the Secretary of Homeland Security's Task Force on CyberSkills, and serves on the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council and on the NASA Advisory Council.
Earlier in his career Alan helped build one of the first major software companies, took it public, and merged it into a larger company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. His degrees are from Cornell University and the Massachusetts institute of Technology.
Tim Medin is the founder and Principal Consultant at Red Siege. Tim is also a Principal SANS Instructor, the SANS MSISE Program Director and a SANS course author.
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 the creator of the Kerberoasting, a technique to extract kerberos tickets in order to offline attack the password of enterprise service accounts.
Tim earned his MBA through the University of Texas. Tim holds the GWAPT, GPEN, GMOB, GCED, and GCIH certifications and he previously held the CCNA certification.
There's a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the public and private sectors. Recently, the Department of Labor reported zero percent unemployment in information security jobs and a study by Cisco Systems reported those jobs were among the highest paying IT jobs.
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