Whether you're seeking to maintain a trail of evidence on host or network systems or hunting for threats using similar techniques, larger organizations are in need of specialized professionals who can move beyond first-response incident handling to analyze an attack and develop an appropriate remediation and recovery plan. Our DFIR Curriculum will teach you how to detect compromised systems, identify how and when a breach occurred, understand what attackers took or changed, and successfully contain and remediate incidents.

Threat Hunter

This expert applies new threat intelligence against existing evidence to identify attackers that have slipped through real-time detection mechanisms. The practice of threat hunting requires several skill sets, including threat intelligence, system and network forensics, and investigative development processes. This role transitions incident response from a purely reactive investigative process to a proactive one, uncovering adversaries or their footprints based on developing intelligence.
  • SEC504 helps you develop the skills to conduct incident response investigations. You will learn how to apply a dynamic incident response process to evolving cyber threats, and how to develop threat intelligence to mount effective defense strategies for cloud and on-premises platforms. We'll examine the latest threats to organizations, from watering hole attacks to cloud application service MFA bypass, enabling you to get into the mindset of attackers and anticipate their moves. SEC504 gives you the information you need to understand how attackers scan, exploit, pivot, and establish persistence in cloud and conventional systems. To help you develop retention and long-term recall of the course material, 50 percent of class time is spent on hands-on exercises, using visual association tools to break down complex topics. This course prepares you to conduct cyber investigations and will boost your career by helping you develop these in-demand skills.

    Certification: 
    GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

  • Threat hunting and Incident response tactics and procedures have evolved rapidly over the past several years. Your team can no longer afford to use antiquated incident response and threat hunting techniques that fail to properly identify compromised systems. The key is to constantly look for attacks that get past security systems, and to catch intrusions in progress, rather than after attackers have completed their objectives and done worse damage to the organization. For the incident responder, this process is known as " threat hunting ". FOR508 teaches advanced skills to hunt, identify, counter, and recover from a wide range of threats within enterprise networks, including APT nation-state adversaries, organized crime syndicates, and hactivists.

    Certification: GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

    • ICS515: ICS Visibility, Detection, and Response will help you gain visibility and asset identification in your Industrial Control System (ICS)/Operational Technology (OT) networks, monitor for and detect cyber threats, deconstruct ICS cyber attacks to extract lessons learned, perform incident response, and take an intelligence-driven approach to executing a world-leading ICS cybersecurity program to ensure safe and reliable operations. Note: This class was previously named ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response. The course has gone through a significant update changing much of the content, most of the labs, and adding a day in course length.


      Certification: GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID)
    • Whether you handle an intrusion incident, data theft case, employee misuse scenario, or are engaged in proactive adversary discovery, the network often provides an unparalleled view of the incident. SANS FOR572 covers the tools, technology, and processes required to integrate network evidence sources into your investigations to provide better findings, and to get the job done faster.

      Certification: 
      GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)

    • Cyber threat intelligence represents a force multiplier for organizations looking to update their response and detection programs to deal with increasingly sophisticated advanced persistent threats. Malware is an adversary's tool but the real threat is the human one, and cyber threat intelligence focuses on countering those flexible and persistent human threats with empowered and trained human defenders. During a targeted attack, an organization needs a top-notch and cutting-edge threat hunting or incident response team armed with the threat intelligence necessary to understand how adversaries operate and to counter the threat. FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence will train you and your team in the tactical, operational, and strategic level cyber threat intelligence skills and tradecraft required to make security teams better, threat hunting more accurate, incident response more effective, and organizations more aware of the evolving threat landscape.

      Certification:
       GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)

    • Learn to turn malware inside out! This popular course explores malware analysis tools and techniques in depth. FOR610 training has helped forensic investigators, incident responders, security engineers, and IT administrators acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect Windows systems.

      Certification: GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)

    • ICS612 is an in-classroom lab setup that move students through a variety of exercises that demonstrate how an adversary can attack a poorly architected ICS and how defenders can secure and manage the environment. Representative of a real ICS environment, the classroom setup includes a connection to the enterprise, allowing for data transfer (i.e., Historian), remote access, and other typical corporate functions.


      Digital Forensics Analyst

      This expert applies digital forensic skills to a plethora of media that encompass an investigation. The practice of being a digital forensic examiner requires several skill sets, including evidence collection, computer, smartphone, cloud, and network forensics, and an investigative mindset. These experts analyze compromised systems or digital media involved in an investigation that can be used to determine what really happened. Digital media contain footprints that physical forensic data and the crime scene may not include.
      • The Digital Forensics Essentials course provides the necessary knowledge to understand the Digital Forensics and Incident Response disciplines, how to be an effective and efficient Digital Forensics practitioner or Incident Responder, and how to effectively use digital evidence.

      • FOR498, a digital forensic acquisition training course, provides the necessary skills to identify the many and varied data storage mediums in use today, and how to collect and preserve this data in a forensically sound manner despite how and where it may be stored. It covers digital acquisition from computers, portable devices, networks, and the cloud. It then teaches the student Battlefield Forensics, or the art and science of identifying and starting to extract actionable intelligence from a hard drive in 90 minutes or less.

        Certification :GIAC Battlefield Forensics and Acquisition (GBFA)

      • FOR500 builds in-depth and comprehensive digital forensics knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems by analyzing and authenticating forensic data as well as track detailed user activity and organize findings. It teaches students to apply digital forensic methodologies to a variety of case types and situations, allowing them to apply in the real world the right methodology to achieve the best outcome.

        Certification:  GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

      • Threat hunting and Incident response tactics and procedures have evolved rapidly over the past several years. Your team can no longer afford to use antiquated incident response and threat hunting techniques that fail to properly identify compromised systems. The key is to constantly look for attacks that get past security systems, and to catch intrusions in progress, rather than after attackers have completed their objectives and done worse damage to the organization. For the incident responder, this process is known as " threat hunting ". FOR508 teaches advanced skills to hunt, identify, counter, and recover from a wide range of threats within enterprise networks, including APT nation-state adversaries, organized crime syndicates, and hactivists.

        Certification: 
        GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

      • The world is changing and so is the data we need to conduct our investigations. Cloud platforms change how data is stored and accessed. They remove the examiner's ability to directly access systems and use classical data extraction methods. Unfortunately, many examiners are still trying to force old methods for on-premise examination onto cloud-hosted platforms. Rather than resisting change, examiners must learn to embrace the new opportunities presented to them in the form of new evidence sources. FOR509: Enterprise Cloud Forensics and Incident Response addresses today's need to bring examiners up to speed with the rapidly changing world of enterprise cloud environments by uncovering the new evidence sources that only exist in the Cloud.

      • FOR518 is the first non-vendor-based Mac and iOS incident response and forensics course that focuses students on the raw data, in-depth detailed analysis, and how to get the most out of their Mac and iOS cases. The intense hands-on forensic analysis and incident response skills taught in the course will enable analysts to broaden their capabilities and gain the confidence and knowledge to comfortably analyze any Mac or iOS device.

        Certification: GIAC iOS and macOS Examiner (GIME)

      • Whether you handle an intrusion incident, data theft case, employee misuse scenario, or are engaged in proactive adversary discovery, the network often provides an unparalleled view of the incident. SANS FOR572 covers the tools, technology, and processes required to integrate network evidence sources into your investigations to provide better findings, and to get the job done faster.

        Certification: 
        GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)

      • FOR585 is continuously updated to keep up with the latest malware, smartphone operating systems, third-party applications, acquisition shortfalls, extraction techniques (jailbreaks and roots) and encryption. It offers the most unique and current instruction to arm you with mobile device forensic knowledge you can immediately apply to cases you're working on the day you get back to work.

        Certification:
         GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF)

      • SEC573 is an immersive, self-paced, hands-on, and lab-intensive course. After covering the essentials required for people who have never coded before, the course will present students with real-world forensics, defensive, and offensive challenges. You will develop a malware dropper for an offensive operation; learn to search your logs for the latest attacks; develop code to carve forensics artifacts from memory, hard drives, and packets; automate the interaction with an online website's API; and write a custom packet sniffer. Through fun and engaging labs, youll develop useful tools and build essential skills that will make you the most valuable member of your information security team.

        Certification:
        GIAC Python Coder (GPYC)
      • SEC673 is designed as the logical progression point for students who have completed SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python, or for those who already familiar with basic Python programming concepts. We jump immediately into advanced concepts. SEC673 looks at coding techniques used by popular open-source information security packages and how to apply them to your own Python cybersecurity projects. We'll learn from the best of them as we spend the week making information security for our project, named SPF100, as easy to develop and maintain as that of the most popular cybersecurity projects. Discover how to organize your code and use advanced programming concepts to make your code faster, more efficient, and easier to develop and maintain.

      Malware Analyst

      Malware analysts face attackers’ capabilities head-on, ensuring the fastest and most effective response to and containment of a cyber-attack. You look deep inside malicious software to understand the nature of the threat – how it got in, what flaw it exploited, and what it has done, is trying to do, or has the potential to achieve.
      • FOR518 is the first non-vendor-based Mac and iOS incident response and forensics course that focuses students on the raw data, in-depth detailed analysis, and how to get the most out of their Mac and iOS cases. The intense hands-on forensic analysis and incident response skills taught in the course will enable analysts to broaden their capabilities and gain the confidence and knowledge to comfortably analyze any Mac or iOS device.

        Certification: GIAC iOS and macOS Examiner (GIME)

      • FOR585 is continuously updated to keep up with the latest malware, smartphone operating systems, third-party applications, acquisition shortfalls, extraction techniques (jailbreaks and roots) and encryption. It offers the most unique and current instruction to arm you with mobile device forensic knowledge you can immediately apply to cases you're working on the day you get back to work.

        Certification:
         GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF)
      • Learn to turn malware inside out! This popular course explores malware analysis tools and techniques in depth. FOR610 training has helped forensic investigators, incident responders, security engineers, and IT administrators acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect Windows systems.


        Certification: GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
      • SEC573 is an immersive, self-paced, hands-on, and lab-intensive course. After covering the essentials required for people who have never coded before, the course will present students with real-world forensics, defensive, and offensive challenges. You will develop a malware dropper for an offensive operation; learn to search your logs for the latest attacks; develop code to carve forensics artifacts from memory, hard drives, and packets; automate the interaction with an online website's API; and write a custom packet sniffer. Through fun and engaging labs, youll develop useful tools and build essential skills that will make you the most valuable member of your information security team.

        Certification:
        GIAC Python Coder (GPYC)
      • SEC673 is designed as the logical progression point for students who have completed SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python, or for those who already familiar with basic Python programming concepts. We jump immediately into advanced concepts. SEC673 looks at coding techniques used by popular open-source information security packages and how to apply them to your own Python cybersecurity projects. We'll learn from the best of them as we spend the week making information security for our project, named SPF100, as easy to develop and maintain as that of the most popular cybersecurity projects. Discover how to organize your code and use advanced programming concepts to make your code faster, more efficient, and easier to develop and maintain.

      Incident Response Team Member

      This dynamic and fast-paced role involves identifying, mitigating, and eradicating attackers while their operations are still unfolding.
      • Want to write better? Learn to hack the reader! Discover how to find an opening, break down your readers' defenses, and capture their attention to deliver your message--even if they are too busy or indifferent to others' writing. This unique course, built exclusively for cybersecurity professionals, will strengthen your writing skills and boost your security career.

      • SEC504 helps you develop the skills to conduct incident response investigations. You will learn how to apply a dynamic incident response process to evolving cyber threats, and how to develop threat intelligence to mount effective defense strategies for cloud and on-premises platforms. We'll examine the latest threats to organizations, from watering hole attacks to cloud application service MFA bypass, enabling you to get into the mindset of attackers and anticipate their moves. SEC504 gives you the information you need to understand how attackers scan, exploit, pivot, and establish persistence in cloud and conventional systems. To help you develop retention and long-term recall of the course material, 50 percent of class time is spent on hands-on exercises, using visual association tools to break down complex topics. This course prepares you to conduct cyber investigations and will boost your career by helping you develop these in-demand skills.

        Certification: 
        GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
      • Threat hunting and Incident response tactics and procedures have evolved rapidly over the past several years. Your team can no longer afford to use antiquated incident response and threat hunting techniques that fail to properly identify compromised systems. The key is to constantly look for attacks that get past security systems, and to catch intrusions in progress, rather than after attackers have completed their objectives and done worse damage to the organization. For the incident responder, this process is known as " threat hunting ". FOR508 teaches advanced skills to hunt, identify, counter, and recover from a wide range of threats within enterprise networks, including APT nation-state adversaries, organized crime syndicates, and hactivists.

        Certification:
        GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

      • The world is changing and so is the data we need to conduct our investigations. Cloud platforms change how data is stored and accessed. They remove the examiner's ability to directly access systems and use classical data extraction methods. Unfortunately, many examiners are still trying to force old methods for on-premise examination onto cloud-hosted platforms. Rather than resisting change, examiners must learn to embrace the new opportunities presented to them in the form of new evidence sources. FOR509: Enterprise Cloud Forensics and Incident Response addresses today's need to bring examiners up to speed with the rapidly changing world of enterprise cloud environments by uncovering the new evidence sources that only exist in the Cloud.

      • FOR518 is the first non-vendor-based Mac and iOS incident response and forensics course that focuses students on the raw data, in-depth detailed analysis, and how to get the most out of their Mac and iOS cases. The intense hands-on forensic analysis and incident response skills taught in the course will enable analysts to broaden their capabilities and gain the confidence and knowledge to comfortably analyze any Mac or iOS device.

        Certification:
         GIAC iOS and macOS Examiner (GIME) 

      • Whether you handle an intrusion incident, data theft case, employee misuse scenario, or are engaged in proactive adversary discovery, the network often provides an unparalleled view of the incident. SANS FOR572 covers the tools, technology, and processes required to integrate network evidence sources into your investigations to provide better findings, and to get the job done faster.

      • Cyber threat intelligence represents a force multiplier for organizations looking to update their response and detection programs to deal with increasingly sophisticated advanced persistent threats. Malware is an adversary's tool but the real threat is the human one, and cyber threat intelligence focuses on countering those flexible and persistent human threats with empowered and trained human defenders. During a targeted attack, an organization needs a top-notch and cutting-edge threat hunting or incident response team armed with the threat intelligence necessary to understand how adversaries operate and to counter the threat. FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence will train you and your team in the tactical, operational, and strategic level cyber threat intelligence skills and tradecraft required to make security teams better, threat hunting more accurate, incident response more effective, and organizations more aware of the evolving threat landscape.

        Certification:
         GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)

      • Learn to turn malware inside out! This popular course explores malware analysis tools and techniques in depth. FOR610 training has helped forensic investigators, incident responders, security engineers, and IT administrators acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect Windows systems.

        Certification: 
        GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)


      Media Exploitation Analyst

      This expert applies digital forensic skills to a plethora of media that encompasses an investigation. If investigating computer crime excites you, and you want to make a career of recovering file systems that have been hacked, damaged or used in a crime, this may be the path for you. In this position, you will assist in the forensic examinations of computers and media from a variety of sources, in view of developing forensically sound evidence.
      • The Digital Forensics Essentials course provides the necessary knowledge to understand the Digital Forensics and Incident Response disciplines, how to be an effective and efficient Digital Forensics practitioner or Incident Responder, and how to effectively use digital evidence.

      • FOR498, a digital forensic acquisition training course, provides the necessary skills to identify the many and varied data storage mediums in use today, and how to collect and preserve this data in a forensically sound manner despite how and where it may be stored. It covers digital acquisition from computers, portable devices, networks, and the cloud. It then teaches the student Battlefield Forensics, or the art and science of identifying and starting to extract actionable intelligence from a hard drive in 90 minutes or less.

        Certification: GIAC Battlefield Forensics and Acquisition (GBFA)

        • FOR500 builds in-depth and comprehensive digital forensics knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems by analyzing and authenticating forensic data as well as track detailed user activity and organize findings. It teaches students to apply digital forensic methodologies to a variety of case types and situations, allowing them to apply in the real world the right methodology to achieve the best outcome.

          Certification: GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

          • Threat hunting and Incident response tactics and procedures have evolved rapidly over the past several years. Your team can no longer afford to use antiquated incident response and threat hunting techniques that fail to properly identify compromised systems. The key is to constantly look for attacks that get past security systems, and to catch intrusions in progress, rather than after attackers have completed their objectives and done worse damage to the organization. For the incident responder, this process is known as " threat hunting ". FOR508 teaches advanced skills to hunt, identify, counter, and recover from a wide range of threats within enterprise networks, including APT nation-state adversaries, organized crime syndicates, and hactivists.

            Certification:
            GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

          • FOR518 is the first non-vendor-based Mac and iOS incident response and forensics course that focuses students on the raw data, in-depth detailed analysis, and how to get the most out of their Mac and iOS cases. The intense hands-on forensic analysis and incident response skills taught in the course will enable analysts to broaden their capabilities and gain the confidence and knowledge to comfortably analyze any Mac or iOS device.

            Certification: GIAC iOS and macOS Examiner (GIME)
          • Whether you handle an intrusion incident, data theft case, employee misuse scenario, or are engaged in proactive adversary discovery, the network often provides an unparalleled view of the incident. SANS FOR572 covers the tools, technology, and processes required to integrate network evidence sources into your investigations to provide better findings, and to get the job done faster.

            Certification:
            GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
          • FOR585 is continuously updated to keep up with the latest malware, smartphone operating systems, third-party applications, acquisition shortfalls, extraction techniques (jailbreaks and roots) and encryption. It offers the most unique and current instruction to arm you with mobile device forensic knowledge you can immediately apply to cases you're working on the day you get back to work.

            Certification: GISF

          • SEC573 is an immersive, self-paced, hands-on, and lab-intensive course. After covering the essentials required for people who have never coded before, the course will present students with real-world forensics, defensive, and offensive challenges. You will develop a malware dropper for an offensive operation; learn to search your logs for the latest attacks; develop code to carve forensics artifacts from memory, hard drives, and packets; automate the interaction with an online website's API; and write a custom packet sniffer. Through fun and engaging labs, youll develop useful tools and build essential skills that will make you the most valuable member of your information security team.

            Certification:
            GIAC Python Coder (GPYC)
          • SEC673 is designed as the logical progression point for students who have completed SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python, or for those who already familiar with basic Python programming concepts. We jump immediately into advanced concepts. SEC673 looks at coding techniques used by popular open-source information security packages and how to apply them to your own Python cybersecurity projects. We'll learn from the best of them as we spend the week making information security for our project, named SPF100, as easy to develop and maintain as that of the most popular cybersecurity projects. Discover how to organize your code and use advanced programming concepts to make your code faster, more efficient, and easier to develop and maintain.

          Military Operations / Law Enforcement Agents

          • The Digital Forensics Essentials course provides the necessary knowledge to understand the Digital Forensics and Incident Response disciplines, how to be an effective and efficient Digital Forensics practitioner or Incident Responder, and how to effectively use digital evidence.


          • FOR498, a digital forensic acquisition training course, provides the necessary skills to identify the many and varied data storage mediums in use today, and how to collect and preserve this data in a forensically sound manner despite how and where it may be stored. It covers digital acquisition from computers, portable devices, networks, and the cloud. It then teaches the student Battlefield Forensics, or the art and science of identifying and starting to extract actionable intelligence from a hard drive in 90 minutes or less.

            Certification: GIAC Battlefield Forensics and Acquisition (GBFA)
          • FOR500 builds in-depth and comprehensive digital forensics knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems by analyzing and authenticating forensic data as well as track detailed user activity and organize findings. It teaches students to apply digital forensic methodologies to a variety of case types and situations, allowing them to apply in the real world the right methodology to achieve the best outcome.

            Certification: GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
          • Threat hunting and Incident response tactics and procedures have evolved rapidly over the past several years. Your team can no longer afford to use antiquated incident response and threat hunting techniques that fail to properly identify compromised systems. The key is to constantly look for attacks that get past security systems, and to catch intrusions in progress, rather than after attackers have completed their objectives and done worse damage to the organization. For the incident responder, this process is known as " threat hunting ". FOR508 teaches advanced skills to hunt, identify, counter, and recover from a wide range of threats within enterprise networks, including APT nation-state adversaries, organized crime syndicates, and hactivists.

            Certification:
            GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
          • The world is changing and so is the data we need to conduct our investigations. Cloud platforms change how data is stored and accessed. They remove the examiner's ability to directly access systems and use classical data extraction methods. Unfortunately, many examiners are still trying to force old methods for on-premise examination onto cloud-hosted platforms. Rather than resisting change, examiners must learn to embrace the new opportunities presented to them in the form of new evidence sources. FOR509: Enterprise Cloud Forensics and Incident Response addresses today's need to bring examiners up to speed with the rapidly changing world of enterprise cloud environments by uncovering the new evidence sources that only exist in the Cloud.

            Certification:GIAC Cloud Forensics Responder (GCFR)

            • FOR518 is the first non-vendor-based Mac and iOS incident response and forensics course that focuses students on the raw data, in-depth detailed analysis, and how to get the most out of their Mac and iOS cases. The intense hands-on forensic analysis and incident response skills taught in the course will enable analysts to broaden their capabilities and gain the confidence and knowledge to comfortably analyze any Mac or iOS device.

              Certification: GIAC iOS and macOS Examiner (GIME)
            • FOR528: Ransomware for Incident Responders provides the hands-on training required for those who may need to respond to ransomware incidents. The term "Ransomware" no longer refers to a simple encryptor that locks down resources. The advent of Human-Operated Ransomware (HumOR) along with the evolution of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) have created an entire ecosystem that thrives on hands-on the keyboard, well-planned attack campaigns. Our course uses deftly devised, real-world attacks and their subsequent forensic artifacts to provide you, the analyst, with all that you need to respond when the threat become a reality.

            • Memory forensics ties into many disciplines in cyber investigations. From the classical law enforcement investigations that focus on user artifacts via malware analysis to large-scale hunting, memory forensic has a number of applications that for many teams are still terra incognita. The FOR532 Enterprise Memory Forensics In-Depth class strives to change that and speed up your incident response, your threat hunting and your malware analysis significantly.
            • Whether you handle an intrusion incident, data theft case, employee misuse scenario, or are engaged in proactive adversary discovery, the network often provides an unparalleled view of the incident. SANS FOR572 covers the tools, technology, and processes required to integrate network evidence sources into your investigations to provide better findings, and to get the job done faster.

              Certification:
              GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
            • Cyber threat intelligence represents a force multiplier for organizations looking to update their response and detection programs to deal with increasingly sophisticated advanced persistent threats. Malware is an adversary's tool but the real threat is the human one, and cyber threat intelligence focuses on countering those flexible and persistent human threats with empowered and trained human defenders.During a targeted attack, an organization needs a top-notch and cutting-edge threat hunting or incident response team armed with the threat intelligence necessary to understand how adversaries operate and to counter the threat. FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence will train you and your team in the tactical, operational, and strategic level cyber threat intelligence skills and tradecraft required to make security teams better, threat hunting more accurate, incident response more effective, and organizations more aware of the evolving threat landscape.

              Certification: GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)

              • FOR585 is continuously updated to keep up with the latest malware, smartphone operating systems, third-party applications, acquisition shortfalls, extraction techniques (jailbreaks and roots) and encryption. It offers the most unique and current instruction to arm you with mobile device forensic knowledge you can immediately apply to cases you're working on the day you get back to work.

                Certification: 
                GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF)
              • FOR608: Enterprise-Class Incident Response & Threat Hunting focuses on identifying and responding to incidents too large to focus on individual machines. By using example tools built to operate at enterprise-class scale, students learn the techniques to collect focused data for incident response and threat hunting, and dig into analysis methodologies to learn multiple approaches to understand attacker movement and activity across hosts of varying functions and operating systems by using an array of analysis techniques.

              • Learn to turn malware inside out! This popular course explores malware analysis tools and techniques in depth. FOR610 training has helped forensic investigators, incident responders, security engineers, and IT administrators acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect Windows systems.

                Certification:
                 GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)

                • Developing deep reverse-engineering skills requires consistent practice. FOR710: Reverse-Engineering Malware – Advanced Code Analysis prepares malware specialists to dissect sophisticated 32 and 64-bit Windows executables, such as those that dominate the headlines and preoccupy incident response teams across the globe. This course not only includes the necessary background and instructor-led walk-throughs, but also provides students with numerous opportunities to tackle real-world reverse engineering scenarios during class.

                • SEC573 is an immersive, self-paced, hands-on, and lab-intensive course. After covering the essentials required for people who have never coded before, the course will present students with real-world forensics, defensive, and offensive challenges. You will develop a malware dropper for an offensive operation; learn to search your logs for the latest attacks; develop code to carve forensics artifacts from memory, hard drives, and packets; automate the interaction with an online website's API; and write a custom packet sniffer. Through fun and engaging labs, youll develop useful tools and build essential skills that will make you the most valuable member of your information security team.

                  Certification:
                  GIAC Python Coder (GPYC)
                • SEC673 is designed as the logical progression point for students who have completed SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python, or for those who already familiar with basic Python programming concepts. We jump immediately into advanced concepts. SEC673 looks at coding techniques used by popular open-source information security packages and how to apply them to your own Python cybersecurity projects. We'll learn from the best of them as we spend the week making information security for our project, named SPF100, as easy to develop and maintain as that of the most popular cybersecurity projects. Discover how to organize your code and use advanced programming concepts to make your code faster, more efficient, and easier to develop and maintain.

                • New law on privacy, e-discovery and data security is creating an urgent need for professionals who can bridge the gap between the legal department and the cybersecurity team. SANS LEG523 provides this unique professional training, including skills in the analysis and use of contracts, policies, and records management procedures.

                  Certification: 
                  GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG)

                  Intrusion Detection/SOC Analysts

                  • The Digital Forensics Essentials course provides the necessary knowledge to understand the Digital Forensics and Incident Response disciplines, how to be an effective and efficient Digital Forensics practitioner or Incident Responder, and how to effectively use digital evidence.
                  • FOR498, a digital forensic acquisition training course, provides the necessary skills to identify the many and varied data storage mediums in use today, and how to collect and preserve this data in a forensically sound manner despite how and where it may be stored. It covers digital acquisition from computers, portable devices, networks, and the cloud. It then teaches the student Battlefield Forensics, or the art and science of identifying and starting to extract actionable intelligence from a hard drive in 90 minutes or less.

                    Certification: GIAC Battlefield Forensics and Acquisition (GBFA)
                  • FOR500 builds in-depth and comprehensive digital forensics knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems by analyzing and authenticating forensic data as well as track detailed user activity and organize findings. It teaches students to apply digital forensic methodologies to a variety of case types and situations, allowing them to apply in the real world the right methodology to achieve the best outcome.

                    Certification: GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
                  • Threat hunting and Incident response tactics and procedures have evolved rapidly over the past several years. Your team can no longer afford to use antiquated incident response and threat hunting techniques that fail to properly identify compromised systems. The key is to constantly look for attacks that get past security systems, and to catch intrusions in progress, rather than after attackers have completed their objectives and done worse damage to the organization. For the incident responder, this process is known as " threat hunting ". FOR508 teaches advanced skills to hunt, identify, counter, and recover from a wide range of threats within enterprise networks, including APT nation-state adversaries, organized crime syndicates, and hactivists.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
                  • The world is changing and so is the data we need to conduct our investigations. Cloud platforms change how data is stored and accessed. They remove the examiner's ability to directly access systems and use classical data extraction methods. Unfortunately, many examiners are still trying to force old methods for on-premise examination onto cloud-hosted platforms. Rather than resisting change, examiners must learn to embrace the new opportunities presented to them in the form of new evidence sources. FOR509: Enterprise Cloud Forensics and Incident Response addresses today's need to bring examiners up to speed with the rapidly changing world of enterprise cloud environments by uncovering the new evidence sources that only exist in the Cloud.

                    Certification: GIAC Cloud Forensics Responder (GCFR)
                  • FOR518 is the first non-vendor-based Mac and iOS incident response and forensics course that focuses students on the raw data, in-depth detailed analysis, and how to get the most out of their Mac and iOS cases. The intense hands-on forensic analysis and incident response skills taught in the course will enable analysts to broaden their capabilities and gain the confidence and knowledge to comfortably analyze any Mac or iOS device.

                    Certification: GIAC iOS and macOS Examiner (GIME)
                  • FOR528: Ransomware for Incident Responders provides the hands-on training required for those who may need to respond to ransomware incidents. The term "Ransomware" no longer refers to a simple encryptor that locks down resources. The advent of Human-Operated Ransomware (HumOR) along with the evolution of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) have created an entire ecosystem that thrives on hands-on the keyboard, well-planned attack campaigns. Our course uses deftly devised, real-world attacks and their subsequent forensic artifacts to provide you, the analyst, with all that you need to respond when the threat become a reality.

                  • Memory forensics ties into many disciplines in cyber investigations. From the classical law enforcement investigations that focus on user artifacts via malware analysis to large-scale hunting, memory forensic has a number of applications that for many teams are still terra incognita. The FOR532 Enterprise Memory Forensics In-Depth class strives to change that and speed up your incident response, your threat hunting and your malware analysis significantly.

                  • Whether you handle an intrusion incident, data theft case, employee misuse scenario, or are engaged in proactive adversary discovery, the network often provides an unparalleled view of the incident. SANS FOR572 covers the tools, technology, and processes required to integrate network evidence sources into your investigations to provide better findings, and to get the job done faster.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
                  • Cyber threat intelligence represents a force multiplier for organizations looking to update their response and detection programs to deal with increasingly sophisticated advanced persistent threats. Malware is an adversary's tool but the real threat is the human one, and cyber threat intelligence focuses on countering those flexible and persistent human threats with empowered and trained human defenders.During a targeted attack, an organization needs a top-notch and cutting-edge threat hunting or incident response team armed with the threat intelligence necessary to understand how adversaries operate and to counter the threat. FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence will train you and your team in the tactical, operational, and strategic level cyber threat intelligence skills and tradecraft required to make security teams better, threat hunting more accurate, incident response more effective, and organizations more aware of the evolving threat landscape.

                    Certification: GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
                  • FOR585 is continuously updated to keep up with the latest malware, smartphone operating systems, third-party applications, acquisition shortfalls, extraction techniques (jailbreaks and roots) and encryption. It offers the most unique and current instruction to arm you with mobile device forensic knowledge you can immediately apply to cases you're working on the day you get back to work.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF)
                  • FOR608: Enterprise-Class Incident Response & Threat Hunting focuses on identifying and responding to incidents too large to focus on individual machines. By using example tools built to operate at enterprise-class scale, students learn the techniques to collect focused data for incident response and threat hunting, and dig into analysis methodologies to learn multiple approaches to understand attacker movement and activity across hosts of varying functions and operating systems by using an array of analysis techniques.

                  • Learn to turn malware inside out! This popular course explores malware analysis tools and techniques in depth. FOR610 training has helped forensic investigators, incident responders, security engineers, and IT administrators acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect Windows systems.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
                  • Developing deep reverse-engineering skills requires consistent practice. FOR710: Reverse-Engineering Malware – Advanced Code Analysis prepares malware specialists to dissect sophisticated 32 and 64-bit Windows executables, such as those that dominate the headlines and preoccupy incident response teams across the globe. This course not only includes the necessary background and instructor-led walk-throughs, but also provides students with numerous opportunities to tackle real-world reverse engineering scenarios during class.

                  • SEC450 provides students with technical knowledge and key concepts essential for security operation center (SOC) analysts and new cyber defense team members. By providing a detailed explanation of the mission and mindset of a modern cyber defense operation, this course will jumpstart and empower those on their way to becoming the next generation of blue team members. 

                    Certification: 
                    GIAC Security Operations Certified (GSOC)

                  • SEC573 is an immersive, self-paced, hands-on, and lab-intensive course. After covering the essentials required for people who have never coded before, the course will present students with real-world forensics, defensive, and offensive challenges. You will develop a malware dropper for an offensive operation; learn to search your logs for the latest attacks; develop code to carve forensics artifacts from memory, hard drives, and packets; automate the interaction with an online website's API; and write a custom packet sniffer. Through fun and engaging labs, you'll develop useful tools and build essential skills that will make you the most valuable member of your information security team.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Python Coder (GPYC)
                  • SEC673 is designed as the logical progression point for students who have completed SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python, or for those who already familiar with basic Python programming concepts. We jump immediately into advanced concepts. SEC673 looks at coding techniques used by popular open-source information security packages and how to apply them to your own Python cybersecurity projects. We'll learn from the best of them as we spend the week making information security for our project, named SPF100, as easy to develop and maintain as that of the most popular cybersecurity projects. Discover how to organize your code and use advanced programming concepts to make your code faster, more efficient, and easier to develop and maintain.

                  Cybersecurity Analyst/Engineer

                  • FOR500 builds in-depth and comprehensive digital forensics knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems by analyzing and authenticating forensic data as well as track detailed user activity and organize findings. It teaches students to apply digital forensic methodologies to a variety of case types and situations, allowing them to apply in the real world the right methodology to achieve the best outcome.

                    Certification: GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
                  • Threat hunting and Incident response tactics and procedures have evolved rapidly over the past several years. Your team can no longer afford to use antiquated incident response and threat hunting techniques that fail to properly identify compromised systems. The key is to constantly look for attacks that get past security systems, and to catch intrusions in progress, rather than after attackers have completed their objectives and done worse damage to the organization. For the incident responder, this process is known as " threat hunting ". FOR508 teaches advanced skills to hunt, identify, counter, and recover from a wide range of threats within enterprise networks, including APT nation-state adversaries, organized crime syndicates, and hactivists.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
                  • The world is changing and so is the data we need to conduct our investigations. Cloud platforms change how data is stored and accessed. They remove the examiner's ability to directly access systems and use classical data extraction methods. Unfortunately, many examiners are still trying to force old methods for on-premise examination onto cloud-hosted platforms. Rather than resisting change, examiners must learn to embrace the new opportunities presented to them in the form of new evidence sources. FOR509: Enterprise Cloud Forensics and Incident Response addresses today's need to bring examiners up to speed with the rapidly changing world of enterprise cloud environments by uncovering the new evidence sources that only exist in the Cloud.

                    Certification:GIAC Cloud Forensics Responder (GCFR)
                  • FOR518 is the first non-vendor-based Mac and iOS incident response and forensics course that focuses students on the raw data, in-depth detailed analysis, and how to get the most out of their Mac and iOS cases. The intense hands-on forensic analysis and incident response skills taught in the course will enable analysts to broaden their capabilities and gain the confidence and knowledge to comfortably analyze any Mac or iOS device.

                    Certification: GIAC iOS and macOS Examiner (GIME)
                  • FOR528: Ransomware for Incident Responders provides the hands-on training required for those who may need to respond to ransomware incidents. The term "Ransomware" no longer refers to a simple encryptor that locks down resources. The advent of Human-Operated Ransomware (HumOR) along with the evolution of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) have created an entire ecosystem that thrives on hands-on the keyboard, well-planned attack campaigns. Our course uses deftly devised, real-world attacks and their subsequent forensic artifacts to provide you, the analyst, with all that you need to respond when the threat become a reality.

                  • Memory forensics ties into many disciplines in cyber investigations. From the classical law enforcement investigations that focus on user artifacts via malware analysis to large-scale hunting, memory forensic has a number of applications that for many teams are still terra incognita. The FOR532 Enterprise Memory Forensics In-Depth class strives to change that and speed up your incident response, your threat hunting and your malware analysis significantly.

                  • Whether you handle an intrusion incident, data theft case, employee misuse scenario, or are engaged in proactive adversary discovery, the network often provides an unparalleled view of the incident. SANS FOR572 covers the tools, technology, and processes required to integrate network evidence sources into your investigations to provide better findings, and to get the job done faster.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
                  • Cyber threat intelligence represents a force multiplier for organizations looking to update their response and detection programs to deal with increasingly sophisticated advanced persistent threats. Malware is an adversary's tool but the real threat is the human one, and cyber threat intelligence focuses on countering those flexible and persistent human threats with empowered and trained human defenders.During a targeted attack, an organization needs a top-notch and cutting-edge threat hunting or incident response team armed with the threat intelligence necessary to understand how adversaries operate and to counter the threat. FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence will train you and your team in the tactical, operational, and strategic level cyber threat intelligence skills and tradecraft required to make security teams better, threat hunting more accurate, incident response more effective, and organizations more aware of the evolving threat landscape.

                    Certification: GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
                  • FOR585 is continuously updated to keep up with the latest malware, smartphone operating systems, third-party applications, acquisition shortfalls, extraction techniques (jailbreaks and roots) and encryption. It offers the most unique and current instruction to arm you with mobile device forensic knowledge you can immediately apply to cases you're working on the day you get back to work.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF)
                  • FOR608: Enterprise-Class Incident Response & Threat Hunting focuses on identifying and responding to incidents too large to focus on individual machines. By using example tools built to operate at enterprise-class scale, students learn the techniques to collect focused data for incident response and threat hunting, and dig into analysis methodologies to learn multiple approaches to understand attacker movement and activity across hosts of varying functions and operating systems by using an array of analysis techniques.

                  • Learn to turn malware inside out! This popular course explores malware analysis tools and techniques in depth. FOR610 training has helped forensic investigators, incident responders, security engineers, and IT administrators acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect Windows systems.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
                  • Developing deep reverse-engineering skills requires consistent practice. FOR710: Reverse-Engineering Malware – Advanced Code Analysis prepares malware specialists to dissect sophisticated 32 and 64-bit Windows executables, such as those that dominate the headlines and preoccupy incident response teams across the globe. This course not only includes the necessary background and instructor-led walk-throughs, but also provides students with numerous opportunities to tackle real-world reverse engineering scenarios during class.

                  • SEC573 is an immersive, self-paced, hands-on, and lab-intensive course. After covering the essentials required for people who have never coded before, the course will present students with real-world forensics, defensive, and offensive challenges. You will develop a malware dropper for an offensive operation; learn to search your logs for the latest attacks; develop code to carve forensics artifacts from memory, hard drives, and packets; automate the interaction with an online website's API; and write a custom packet sniffer. Through fun and engaging labs, youll develop useful tools and build essential skills that will make you the most valuable member of your information security team.

                    Certification:
                    GIAC Python Coder (GPYC)
                  • SEC673 is designed as the logical progression point for students who have completed SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python, or for those who already familiar with basic Python programming concepts. We jump immediately into advanced concepts. SEC673 looks at coding techniques used by popular open-source information security packages and how to apply them to your own Python cybersecurity projects. We'll learn from the best of them as we spend the week making information security for our project, named SPF100, as easy to develop and maintain as that of the most popular cybersecurity projects. Discover how to organize your code and use advanced programming concepts to make your code faster, more efficient, and easier to develop and maintain.