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Instructors


Micah Hoffman

Micah Hoffman has been active in the information technology field since 1998, working with federal government, commercial, and internal customers to discover and quantify cybersecurity weaknesses within their organizations. As a highly active member of the cybersecurity and OSINT communities, Micah uses his real-world Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), penetration testing, and incident response experience to provide customized solutions to his customers and comprehensive instruction to his students. 

Micah found himself drawn to the world of computers from the time he got his first Apple IIe, and that comfort with technology eventually led him to an entry-level help desk job. Later positions in server maintenance and networking helped him move into cybersecurity consulting, working with companies like General Dynamics and Computer Sciences Corporation. In 2008, Micah joined Booz Allen Hamilton, where he still works today. He currently teaches pen testing, vulnerability management, OSINT, hacking, Python scripting, risk assessment, 3d printing, and more to company employees.

Over the years, Micah has conducted cyber-related tasks like penetration testing, APT hunting, and risk assessments for government, internal, and commercial customers. He took his first SANS course in the early 2000s. To date, he has earned several GIAC certifications, as well as a CISSP, and has shared his knowledge with others as a keynote speaker at multiple conferences. 

Micah's SANS coursework, cybersecurity expertise, and inherent love of teaching eventually pulled him toward an instructional role, and he's been a SANS Certified Instructor since 2013. He's the author of the SANS course SEC487: Open Source Intelligence Gathering and Analysis, and also teaches both SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers

Here is What Students Say About Micah Hoffman:

"Great instructor, well spoken, excitable about the subject." - Gharrett Worku, Paycom

"Micah's delivery was entertaining and engaging." - Paul Ryan, GDIT

"Instructor keeps students engaged.  Provides assistance when needed, excellent attitude." - Nathan Peterson

"Good pace - good depth of knowledge." - Robert Smith, Intel Corp


Upcoming Courses Taught By Micah Hoffman
Type Course / Location Date Register

Training Event
New
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2018 Washington, DC
Dec 11, 2018 -
Dec 18, 2018
 

Summit
New
Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2019 Arlington, VA
Jan 21, 2019 -
Jan 28, 2019
 

Summit
New
Open-Source Intelligence Summit & Training 2019 Alexandria, VA
Feb 25, 2019 -
Mar 3, 2019
 

Training Event
New
SANS 2019 Orlando, FL
Apr 1, 2019 -
Apr 8, 2019
 

Training Event
New
SANS Security West 2019 San Diego, CA
May 9, 2019 -
May 16, 2019
 

Simulcast
New
Online
May 9, 2019 -
May 14, 2019
 

Training Event
New
SANSFIRE 2019 Washington, DC
Jun 15, 2019 -
Jun 22, 2019
 

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