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Everything you need to create a secure work-from-home workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Quickly train employees to work (and children to learn) from home safely and securely. The resources below are a combination of SANS public resources and paid training materials, which we are releasing for free to support the community during this unique situation.

  • For Organizations: Securely Working From Home Deployment Kit
  • For Individuals: Securely Working From Home Factsheet
  • For Parents: Securing Your Kids Online Videos and Tips

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New Capture-the-Flag Events and NetWars Challenges

To help individuals and organizations keep their cyber security skills honed, the SANS Cyber Ranges team have developed fresh, interactive challenges, now available in a virtual online platform.

  • NetWars will be available in a virtual platform on a weekly basis, now through May 31st.
  • Fun and engaging CTF events suited for people across the cyber security community.

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Free Resources

Cybersecurity News, Updates & Content

Tools & Workstations

  • SIFT® - A digital forensics and incident response-based Linux distribution bundling most open-source DFIR tools available.
  • REMnux® - A free Linux toolkit for assisting malware analysts with reverse-engineering malicious software.
  • EZTools - Cutting-edge open-source windows based digital forensics tool suite for scalable, scriptable, fast forensics.
  • Slingshot - A penetration testing Linux distribution bundling many pentesting tools.
  • SOF-ELK® - "Big data analytics" platform composed of Elastic stack, logstash, Kibana (ELK) to make large scale analysis easier.
  • APOLLO - Apple Pattern of Life Lazy Output'er (APOLLO) extracts and correlates usage data from Apple devices.
  • DeepBlueCLI - Powershell Event Log Hunting Module.
  • KAPE - Rapid Triage Forensic Artifact Acquisition and Processing Tool.
  • The C2 Matrix - Matrix of Command and Control Penetration Testing Frameworks.
  • The Pyramid of Pain - Threat Intelligence Advesary Cost of Operations Model.
  • Hunting Maturity Model - Threat Hunting Evaluation Model.

Scholarship & Community Programs

*These programs are free to attendees, with some supported by outside grants, sponsorships, and scholarships.

Free Training

  • Test Drive 45+ SANS Courses - If you're new to SANS or unsure of the subject area or skill level to select for your next training course, SANS offers free one-hour course previews via our OnDemand platform.
  • Capture the Flag Cyber Challenges - Variety of fun and engaging CTF events suited for people across the cybersecurity community.
  • Cyber Aces - SANS Cyber Aces Online is an online course that teaches the core concepts needed to assess, and protect information security systems.

Curricula Specific Resources

Cyber Defense/Blue Team
Blue Team
Digital Forensics & Incident Response
Penetration Testing
Industrial Control Systems

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