Instructors

Instructors

Jake Williams

  • Certified Instructor

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.

https://www.sans.org/webcasts/50-shades-hidden-diving-deep-code-injection-96665

"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

Online options available. Train from any location.
Upcoming Courses Taught By Jake Williams
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Course
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Date
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Summit
Digital Forensics & Incident Response Summit Austin, TX
Jun 3, 2014 -
Jun 10, 2014
 

Training Event
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2014 Singapore, Singapore
Oct 7, 2014 -
Oct 18, 2014
 

Training Event
SANS Sydney 2014 Sydney, Australia
Nov 10, 2014 -
Nov 22, 2014
 

vLive
Online
Jul 14, 2014 -
Aug 20, 2014
 

Training Event
SANS Security West 2014 San Diego, CA
May 8, 2014 -
May 17, 2014
 

Training Event
SANS Security West 2014 San Diego, CA
May 8, 2014 -
May 17, 2014
 

vLive
Online
May 27, 2014 -
Jun 26, 2014
 

Training Event
SANS Capital City 2014 Washington, DC
Jul 7, 2014 -
Jul 12, 2014
 

Community SANS
Community SANS Ottawa Ottawa, ON
Jun 16, 2014 -
Jun 21, 2014
 

vLive
Online
Jul 22, 2014 -
Aug 28, 2014
 

Training Event
SANS San Antonio 2014 San Antonio, TX
Aug 11, 2014 -
Aug 16, 2014
 

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