SANS London 2008

Well, as most of you who read the Securiteam blog will know, I’ve been rather quiet lately, and this is mainly due to time constraints on my side, that seems to be clearing up though, so hopefully, I’ll be able to to start publishing a few more posts on here.

So, this week, I’m attending the SANS London event, and I have the honour of being in Stephen Northcutt’s class, it’s the Management 512 track,more info on the course can be found here:
I’ve gotta say that Stephen is one of the best lecturers that I’ve seen to date, and I’ve been on a few courses, and watching and listening to him, really makes me realize that I should probably step up my game next time I do a training session. Being here at SANS London is great though, and regardless of which track you attend, it’s an event that I would highly recommend to all security professionals. If anyone reading this is at the conference at all, drop me a comment, and lets meet up during one of the breaks or lunch, it’s always good to meet new people, or put faces to names.
The course itself is extremely worthwhile for any senior security manager, and I would highly recommend it. I know that I’m in a good position here, as I’ve worked my way up through the ranks, so things like SQL injection, and exploits via e-mail are not new to me, but looking at faces within the room, it seems that a lot of the “IS Managers” are terrified! I’ve got to admit that it is really amusing, and I really have to force myself not to laugh at times.

The great thing about the course as well though, is that it covers things that IS managers really should know, SLA’s, NDA’s, SOA, etc, and I’ve gotta admit this is where I am picking up a lot of worthwhile information, which I’m hoping will be beneficial when I get back to the office.

To be honest, I never thought that being in management could be this much fun for a techie.

On to another topic though, it seems that the Securiteam blogs are starting to get a bit quiete lately, and I know that I’ve been guilty of not writing, but c’mon other Securiteam authors, here’s a challenge for everyone, try and post at least once a day for the next week, no matter how long or short, so long as it’s security related, post it, and I’ll do the same.

That’s it for me today, keep it safe people.

  • Jeremy Brown

    As a professional blogger, I offer my lack of time but motivated fingertips to you. Just kidding. But really I wouldn’t mind to help out, this site isn’t too bad. Securiteam is one of the few blogs I actually pay attention to. I actually have the RSS feed on my own blog. Good job.

  • David Harley

    Hey, Jeremy, how about hitting the “write with us” button? :)

    I take your point: blogging is part of my job too, and I can’t even manage a post a day for that (though I’m well past one a week now, which is progress…) But this is too good a resource not to try to add value to by contributing, and I intend to do better. :)

  • Jeremy Brown

    What a grand idea! (Now I notice the button, hehe)

    Quality > Quantity though, always keep that in mind