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Instructors

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Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a Principal Consultant at Rendition Infosec. He has more than a decade of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics, and malware reverse engineering. Before founding Rendition Infosec, Jake worked with various cleared government agencies in information security roles.

Jake is the co-author of the SANS FOR610 course (Malware Reverse Engineering) and the FOR526 course (Memory Forensics). He is also a contributing author for the SEC760 course (Advanced Exploit Development). In addition to teaching these courses, Jake also teaches a number of other forensics and security courses. He is well versed in Cloud Forensics and previously developed a cloud forensics course for a US Government client.

Jake regularly responds to cyber intrusions performed by state-sponsored actors in financial, defense, aerospace, and healthcare sectors using cutting edge forensics and incident response techniques. He often develops custom tools to deal with specific incidents and malware reversing challenges.

Additionally, Jake performs exploit development and has privately disclosed a multitude of zero day exploits to vendors and clients. Why perform exploit development? It's because metasploit != true penetration testing. He found vulnerabilities in one of the state counterparts to healthcare.gov and recently exploited antivirus software to perform privilege escalation.

Jake has spoken at Blackhat, Shmoocon, CEIC, B-Sides, DC3, as well as numerous SANS Summits and government conferences. He is also a two-time victor at the annual DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge. Jake used this experience with, and love of, CTF events to design the critically acclaimed NetWars challenges for the SANS malware reversing and memory forensics courses. Jake also speaks at private engagements and has presented security topics to a number of Fortune 100 executives.

Jake developed Dropsmack, a pentesting tool (okay, malware) that performs command and control and data exfiltration over cloud file sharing services. Jake also developed an anti-forensics tool for memory forensics, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). This tool demonstrated weaknesses in memory forensics techniques.

Upcoming Courses Taught By Jake Williams
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SANSFIRE 2015 Baltimore, MD
Jun 13, 2015 -
Jun 20, 2015
 

Training Event
Cyber Defence Canberra 2015 Canberra, Australia
Jun 29, 2015 -
Jul 11, 2015
 

Training Event
SANS DFIR Delhi 2015 Delhi, India
Aug 24, 2015 -
Sep 5, 2015
 

Training Event
SANS Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV
Sep 12, 2015 -
Sep 21, 2015
 

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SANS Seattle 2015 Seattle, WA
Oct 5, 2015 -
Oct 10, 2015
 

Training Event
SANS Tysons Corner 2015 Tysons Corner, VA
Oct 12, 2015 -
Oct 17, 2015
 

Training Event
SANS Sydney 2015 Sydney, Australia
Nov 9, 2015 -
Nov 21, 2015
 

Training Event
SANS Hyderabad 2015 Hyderabad, India
Nov 24, 2015 -
Dec 4, 2015
 

Training Event
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 Washington, DC
Dec 12, 2015 -
Dec 19, 2015
 

*Course contents may vary depending upon location, see specific event description for details.