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SANS Institute Brings Digital Forensic and Incident Response Training Back to Monterey

Extensive Six-Day Malware Analysis Course Helps Responders
Better Understand and Contain Adversaries

  • Bethesda, MD
  • January 6, 2015
SANS Institute today announced its return to Monterey, CA February 23 - 28 for its annual training event, DFIR Monterey. This unique digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) event brings SANS' most popular forensics courses, including FOR610: Reverse Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques, together in one place to offer one of the industry's most comprehensive DFIR training experiences.

"Attacks against government and private entities are accelerating, and it's rare that a week goes by without a significant intrusion. To successfully prepare for and respond to security incidents, it's critical that responders understand the adversary and the tools they use to perform their operations," said Anuj Soni (@asoni), SANS Instructor for FOR610 at Monterey and expert incident responder. "This class discusses an efficient and effective approach to dissect malware, understand its capabilities, and assess its impact."

"Malware analysis used to be a niche skill that few needed to understand. Basic malware analysis skills are now however required for any senior incident responder. For those that don't have malware analysis skills and want to be a top tier incident response professional, they're selling themselves short," said Jake Williams, SANS Instructor. "SANS FOR610: Reverse Engineering Malware provides the necessary skills to take responders to the next level and provides them with an edge they likely didn't have before."

FOR610: Reverse Engineering Malware course is an extensive six-day training in malware analysis tools and techniques. On day six students are given the opportunity to reinforce the malware analysis skills they have learned through hands-on emersion training during the first five days. Utilizing the popular SANS NetWars tournament platform, students will examine new samples of malware which are typical to what they will encounter outside the classroom.

For a complete listing of courses offered at DFIR Monterey 2015, or to register, please visit:


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