2019 Atlanta Symposium
Thwarting Attackers with Deception

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Commerce Club, 191 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA

Deception is an effective tool to detect APT adversaries that have already bypassed traditional detection schemes. These attackers will continue to maneuver in the network unchecked unless we put something in the way to entice them to make a mistake. Deception arms organizations that already have a robust security program with a safety net to catch attackers who have already made it inside, or are working their way in.

But practitioners need help understanding the level of operational maturity needed for deception to make sense, as well as understanding the management/technology overhang associated with the technique.

In this 5-hour Symposium, IANS Faculty Member Jake Williams will help attendees address those questions and send them back to their organizations with solutions that include:

  • Techniques to help find balance when it comes to how many doors to leave open for snoopers and would-be thieves
  • A list of the latest deception technologies worth deploying, and how they compare and contrast
  • A checklist to help sort through the pros and cons of buying versus building


Anyone responsible for finding potential intruders into their organizations. The topics will be accessible to relative newcomers but will be most useful to those who are already well on their way to surfacing and addressing the challenges.

This event is for IANS clients and invited guests — there is no vendor sponsorship or presence.

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2019 Atlanta Symposium Facilitators


Jake Williams

IANS Faculty
Jake Williams, the founder of Rendition Infosec, has almost two decades of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering. Prior to founding Rendition Infosec, Williams worked with various government agencies in information security and CNO roles. He also works with SANS where he teaches and authors courses in Malware Reverse Engineering, Memory Forensics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Advanced Exploit Development. He is the two-time victor of the annual DC3 Forensics Challenge. He has spoken at Blackhat, DEFCON, Shmoocon, CEIC, RSA, EnFuse, and DC3 Conference (among others). His research areas include automating incident response throughout the enterprise, threat modeling and analysis, binary analysis, and malware C2. The primary focus of his work is increasing enterprise security by presenting complex topics in a way that anyone can understand.

The Commerce Club

191 Peachtree Street NE 49th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendee Qualification

This Symposium is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Symposium to any entity or individual. IANS’ receipt of a registration application does not constitute acceptance. Individuals from Information Security Solution Providers (software, hardware, and consulting companies) are not eligible to attend. Symposiums are open to IANS clients that are Credential Holders and qualified Information Security Practitioners identified by IANS.

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