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Renowned Digital Forensics Expert, David Cowen, To Present at SANS Institute's Minneapolis Information Security Training Event

  • Bethesda, MD
  • May 28, 2015

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced one of the industry's top forensic investigators, David Cowen, will teach SANS' popular FOR408: Windows Forensic Analysis course at SANS Minneapolis 2015 taking place July 20 - 25. Students participating in Cowen's course will be provided in-depth digital forensics knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating systems and learn how to track user activity on a network and organize findings for use in incident response, internal investigations, and civil/criminal litigation.

"The SANS Windows Forensic Analysis course is constantly updated and even I learned something from it when I took it. I'm excited to be able to bring my passion for digital forensics to my students," said Cowen.

Cowen is the host of the Forensic Lunch, a popular DFIR podcast and live YouTube show, and the author of the award winning Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics Blog. The blog ( contains some 448 articles on digital forensics. He is a two-time Forensic 4cast award winner for both Digital Forensic Article of the Year and Digital Forensic Blog of the year. The Forensic 4cast award winners are nominated by their peers and voted on by the greater DFIR community. David is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner. He is the winner of the first SANS DFIR NetWars and a SANS Lethal Forensicator.

About SANS Minneapolis

The SANS Minneapolis 2015 information security training event will feature hands-on, immersion style training courses for both budding and highly seasoned security professionals. The event will feature a number of training courses spanning such topics as advanced penetration testing, ethical hacking, ICS/SCADA security essentials and more.

For a complete list of courses, course instructors, or to register for the event, please visit:

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The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today, SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals in government and commercial institutions worldwide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at In-Person and Live Online cyber security training events, and more than 50 courses are available anytime, anywhere with our OnDemand platform. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers a master’s degree, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cyber security. SANS Security Awareness, a division of SANS, provides organizations with a complete and comprehensive security awareness solution, enabling them to easily and effectively manage their ‘human’ cybersecurity risk. SANS also delivers a wide variety of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, webcasts, podcasts, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to support and educate the global information security community. (