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Cybersecurity News, Updates & Content

Security Awareness Planning Kit

The Security Awareness Planning Kit is made up of the top resources, templates, and checklists from the SANS two-day MGT433 course. The Planning Kit enables you to quickly build and/or improve your security awareness program using resources developed and proven by the SANS Security Awareness Community. Get Planning Kit.

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. Download Resource.

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

Tips for Secure Video Conferencing

Video conferencing has become a key part of staying connected while working at home. However, this technology is new for many and often changing. Here are key tips on how to use video conferencing software securely for both individuals hosting a conference and those attending. Download the Tip Sheet.

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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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 and Events

  • 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.
  • Tech Tuesday Workshops - Hands-on virtual environments that give you the opportunity to dive into course material.
  • Cyber Solutions Fest 2020 – October 8th & 9th - This action packed 2-day virtual event brings together an ensemble of security professionals, solution providers, gurus and experts ready to share the latest developments and innovative technologies in the cybersecurity industry.
  • Cyber Defense Forum – October 9th - The Cyber Defense Forum will bring together prominent cyber defense practitioners from leading organizations for a day of in-depth forum talks.
  • SANS Cyber Camp for Teens – December 29th & 30th - SANS is finishing the year off with another SANS Cyber Camp for Teens! If you're interested in a career in cyber security and you attend high school or junior high, this event is for you! The camp brings together a group of cyber security experts, discussing the latest topics and trends in IT Security.
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit – January 21-22 - This Live Online event brings together leading experts and analysts for in-depth threat intelligence talks, and exclusive virtual networking opportunities! Join us for two-days talks, case studies and firsthand experiences that can be utilized to properly create and maintain threat intelligence in your organization.
  • ICS Security Summit – March 4-5 - The annual ICS Security Summit brings together the industry's top practitioners and leading experts from around the globe to share actionable ideas, methods, and techniques for safeguarding critical infrastructures.

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