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George Bakos

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George Bakos has been interested in computer security since the early 1980s when he discovered the joys of BBSs and corporate databases. These days he is Technical Fellow & Manager of Cyber Threat Assessment & Awareness at Northrop Grumman, a global leader in Cybersecurity, Aerospace & Defense. While at the Institute for Security Technology Studies, George was the developer of Tiny Honeypot and the IDABench intrusion analysis system and led the Dartmouth Distributed Honeynet System, fielding deception systems and studying the actions of attackers worldwide. He developed and taught the U.S. Army National Guard's CERT technical curriculum and ran the NGB's Information Operations Training and Development Center research lab for two years, fielding and supporting Computer Emergency Response Teams throughout the United States. A recognized authority in computer security, he has contributed to numerous books and open source software projects; has been interviewed on radio, television, and online publications; briefed the highest levels of government; and has been a member of the SANS Institute teaching faculty since 2001. Outside the lab, George enjoys the beauties of his home state, Vermont, through skiing, ice and rock climbing, and mountain biking.

George teaches you practical skills and provides real-world examples of IT security issues. - Mark Lian, Northrop Grumman

Upcoming Courses Taught By George Bakos
Type Course / Location Date Register

Training Event
SANS Zurich 2017 Zurich, Switzerland
May 15, 2017 -
May 20, 2017

Training Event
Cyber Defence Japan 2017 Tokyo, Japan
Jul 5, 2017 -
Jul 15, 2017

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