Meet RSAC Ambassador, John Strand!

John Strand

John is the owner of Black Hills Information Security and a speaker at RSA Conference 2019.  We reached out to John to ask him a few questions as a past RSAC attendee, so read on for his thoughts on what to do at RSAC, and who and what you can’t miss:

How many times have you attended RSAC?

This will be my sixth. 

What is the topic of your session?

Both of my presentations are on network hunt teaming. It is a topic we see as more and more important as most of our customers lack the ability to properly identify basic malware command and control traffic. 

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

A much better understanding of the challenges and solutions around detecting malware command and control traffic without using signatures. 

What is the #1 reason you attend RSAC?

The people and the vendors.  Everyone is here. 

What’s your favorite party to attend the week of RSAC?

Wherever my friends and I meet.  Usually small out of the way Thai restaurants. 

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

The hands-on sessions at in the Sandbox area.  I love getting my hands dirty and doing stuff!