Our next RSAC Ambassador Q&A is with Ed Skoudis, RSAC Advisory Board member and Instructor at SANS Institute:

How many times have you attended RSAC?  

Fifteen times!


What is the topic of your session? 

The 5 Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and How to Counter Them


How are you preparing for your session? 

In my day job, I work on incident handling, expert witness consulting associated with breaches and penetration tests. To prepare for my session, I’ve been looking at striking trends I see in all of those projects over the past year.


What skills/info will those who attend your session walk away with? 

They will be armed with practical advice on how to stop the latest and most damaging attack vectors.


Who is the best speaker you’ve heard at RSAC? 

Talks by Ron Rivest, Whitfield Diffie and Matt Blaze have all profoundly impacted my understanding of cybersecurity and the threats we face.


What’s your favorite spot to get a good meal in San Francisco?

Gosh, I don’t know if I want to share! LOL. It gets so crowded. OK… I will… Sushi Ozumo. YUM!


Outside of sessions and the expo, which program is a must-attend for you?

The RSAC Sandbox. I love seeing the energy of it all and the exchange of great, fresh ideas. I also love the RSAC Security Scholar’s dinner with such brilliant and promising college students.


What is your favorite part about being an RSAC Advisory Board member? 

Interacting with the other Advisory Board members and the RSAC staff. I learn so much from them all.