Cyber Defense Initiative 2012

Washington, DC | Fri Dec 7 - Sun Dec 16, 2012

Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a technical analyst with the Department of Defense (DoD) where he has over a decade of experience in systems engineering, computer security, forensics, and malware analysis.

Jake has been providing technical instruction for years, primarily with HBGary, where he was the principal courseware developer and instructor for their products. He also maintains malware reverse engineering courses for CSRgroup Computer Security Consultants. Recently, he has been researching the application of digital forensic techniques to public and private cloud environments. Jake has been involved in numerous incident response events with industry partners in various consulting roles.

Jake led the winning government team for the 2011 and 2012 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge. He has spoken at numerous events, including the ISSA events, SANS @Night, the DC3 conference, Shmoocon, and Blackhat.

Jake holds a Bachelor's degree in CIS, a Master's Degree in Information Assurance, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science. His research interests include protocol analysis, binary analysis, malware RE methods, and methods for identifying malware Command and Control (C2) techniques. He holds numerous certifications, including GREM, GCFE, GSNA, GCIA, GCIH, GCWN, GPEN, RHCSA, and CISSP. Jake is currently a certified instructor for the SANS Institute.

Listen to Jake discuss "50 Shades of Hidden - Diving deep into code injection " in this SANS webcast that every DFIR professional should listen to.

"Hands down the best instructor that I ever had in my 20 years of military service. Excellent job. Very relevant and up-to-date. An industry leader in this field." - Dannie Walters, US Army

Jake Williams Will Be Teaching the Following Course:
Course Certification
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM

Cyber Defense Initiative 2012 Instructors