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FailTime:​ ​Failing​​ towards​ ​Success

FailTime:​ ​Failing​​ towards​ ​Success
The vast majority of talks are about a person or a team's successes. What they discovered, why it matters, what the impact is… But rarely do you get to peak behind the curtain and see the challenges they encountered and the barriers to success.

The goal of this talk is to explore failure as an often necessary component in being successful. If I'm successful, it's because I fail frequently. I also constantly test new approaches and attempting to validate new ideas. I provide several case studies of my failure in security research and other IT and other less technical topics. This presentation includes anecdotes from others in the security industry have failed and how they dealt with it (with their permission). Most people we look up to have dealt with different levels of failure. How they dealt with it and what they did next is what matters. So, how do we overcome the depression and fatigue of failure? How to keep on moving forward when something just isn't working?
Come to this talk to commiserate and better understand how to learn from failure.

Bonus (for me): If this talk fails to be successful, I will learn from it and move on, thus proving my point. :)

Presenter: Sean Metcalf (@PyroTek3)
Sean Metcalf is founder and principal consultant at Trimarc Security, LLC (www.TrimarcSecurity.com), which focuses on mitigating, detecting, and when possible, preventing modern attack techniques. He is one of about 100 people in the world who holds the Microsoft Certified Master Directory Services (MCM) certification, is a Microsoft MVP, and has presented on Active Directory attack and defense at BSides, Shakacon, Black Hat, DEF CON, and DerbyCon security conferences.

Sean has provided Active Directory and security expertise to government, corporate, and educational entities since Active Directory was released. He currently provides security consulting services to customers and regularly posts interesting Active Directory security information on his blog, ADSecurity.org.