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Instructors


Steve Anson

  • Certified Instructor

Steve Anson is a Director with Forward Defense.  Since 2007, Steve has provided strategic and tactical advice to a diverse range of global clientele in the areas of incident response, digital forensics, and network security.

Steve was a special agent with the Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service, where he investigated cyberattacks against its global Information grid, the world's largest computer network. In this role, he oversaw international computer crime investigations with substantial impact to America's national security.

Steve also previously served as an instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he trained hundreds of veteran FBI cybercrime agents in the investigation of computer network intrusion and other computer crimes. In this role, Steve also trained agents for the U.S. Secret Service, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Air Force, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the U.S. Army and many international agencies.

As a Task Force Agent for the FBI, Steve had the opportunity to conduct investigations into international espionage, computer network intrusions, domestic and international terrorism, fraud, crimes against children, and other cases involving the criminal use of computers.

In his experience as an instructor for the U.S. State Department, Steve has trained law enforcement, prosecutors and judges in a wide range of countries, including Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Senegal, Bangladesh, Kenya, Colombia, Indonesia, the Philippines and many others in cybercrime investigation and digital forensics, helping these nations establish a cyber investigative capability.  He has worked with a variety of national law enforcement agencies to establish digital forensics and cyber investigations units and develop policies and procedures in line with international standards.

During his tenure as a police officer, Steve founded and supervised a technical services unit with responsibility for the design, security and administration of the department's information systems as well as computer crime investigations and forensics. In this role, he conducted and led computer investigations involving imminent threat to life.

Throughout his career, Steve has received a number of industry credentials, which include: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME), Department of Defense Certified Computer Crime Investigator,  Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) . He has served as an Adjunct Professor for George Washington University's Master of Computer Forensics program, and is a certified Lead Assessor for laboratory competence in ISO 17025:2005 with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. 

Steve holds an MS in Computer Science and is the co-author of Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigations from Wiley Publishing.

He hosts free resources for IT Security professionals at www.AppliedIncidentResponse.com.


Upcoming Courses Taught By Steve Anson
Type Course / Location Date Register

Training Event
SANS Canberra Spring 2019 Canberra, Australia
Sep 2, 2019 -
Sep 21, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Philippines 2019 Manila, Philippines
Sep 2, 2019 -
Sep 7, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Kuwait September 2019 Salmiya, Kuwait
Sep 28, 2019 -
Oct 3, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS October Singapore 2019 Singapore, Singapore
Oct 7, 2019 -
Oct 26, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Sydney 2019 Sydney, Australia
Nov 4, 2019 -
Nov 23, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS November Singapore 2019 Singapore, Singapore
Nov 18, 2019 -
Nov 23, 2019
 

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