December 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter invites you to a special event:

ISSA -DC at SANS@Night Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 

A Night of CryptoG by Mark Hardy
Debunking the Complex Password Myth by Keith Palmgren


The National Capital Chapter has partnered with the SANS Institute again this year to offer exclusive access for its members to SANS@Night events at Cyber Defense Initiative 2014. The chapter meeting will take place at Grand Hyatt Washington on Monday, December 15, 2014. 

Please note that the event is free but you must RSVP at least 24 hours before the event so we can have your badge ready for you. 

The chapter members and their guests will have access to the following events:

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Expo and Networking Event
6:30pm - 7:00pm
National Capital Chapter Meeting - 2014 Election Results
7:15pm - 8:00pm
A Night of Crypto by Mark Hardy
7:15pm - 8:00pm
Debunking the Complex Password Myth by Keith Palmgren

A Night of Crypto by G. Mark Hardy
Want to learn a bit more about cryptography but not get wrapped up in the math? G. Mark Hardy has been writing crypto contests for major hacker conferences for years (DEFCON, Toorcon, Shmoocon, THOTCON, SkyDogCon, etc.), and is going to share insights into the reasons behind cryptography, why some algorithms work and some fail, and take a look at what's in use in business today. We'll even cover the cryptographic principles behind Bitcoin. Plus, you'll get a chance to see how crypto puzzles are designed, which might give you some ideas for your own.

Debunking the Complex Password Myth by Keith Palmgren
Perhaps the worst advice you can give a user is "choose a complex password." The result is the impossible-to-remember password requiring the infamous sticky note on the monitor. In addition, that password gets used at a dozen sites at home, AND the very same password gets used at work. The final result ends up being the devastating password compromise. In this one-hour talk, we will look at the technical and non-technical (human nature) issues behind passwords. Attendees will gain a more complete understanding of passwords and receive solid advice on creating more easily remembered AND significantly stronger passwords at work and at home, for their users, for themselves and even for their children.



Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.


Monday, December 15, 2014 6:30 PM

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 US