Ed Skoudis has taught cyber incident response and advanced penetration testing techniques to more than 12,000 cybersecurity professionals. He is a SANS Faculty Fellow and the lead for the SANS Penetration Testing Curriculum. His courses distill the essence of real-world, front-line case studies he accumulates because he is consistently one of the first experts brought in to provide after-attack analysis on major breaches where credit card and other sensitive financial data is lost.
Ed led the team that built NetWars, the low-cost, widely used cyber training and skills assessment ranges relied upon by military units and corporations with major assets at risk. His team also built CyberCity, the fully authentic urban cyber warfare simulator that was featured on the front page of the Washington Post. He was also the expert called in by the White House to test the security viability of the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) that now protects US Government networks and lead the team that first publicly demonstrated significant security flaws in virtual machine technology. He has a rare capability of translating advanced technical knowledge into easy-to-master guidance as the popularity of his step-by-step Counter Hack books testifies.
"Getting the war stories from Ed as part of the material helps me understand how things really happen." - Kevin Eveker, IDA
"Ed is a fantastic and charismatic instructor who helps get the key points across to students." - Thomas Rogers, Chevron
"Ed is one of the best instructors I have ever had. It's no secret why he is such a world class pen-tester!" - Patrick McCoy, KEYW
"Ed pulls all of the available knowledge into a very understandable easy to digest format." - Bill Hinds, PMI
Ed Skoudis Will Be Teaching the Following Courses:
Security West 2014 Instructors