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SANS Institute to Host Digital Forensics and Incident Response Summit in Austin, Texas

James Dunn, Director of Global Investigative and Forensic Services at Sony Pictures Entertainment to Keynote the Event

  • Bethesda, MD
  • June 8, 2015

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Summit 2015 to take place July 7 - 8 in Austin, Texas. In conjunction with the Summit, SANS will host an intensive hands-on DFIR training event July 9 - 14. From hunting for the adversary before and during an incident to identifying, extracting, prioritizing, and leveraging intelligence from APT intrusions, the DFIR summit and training event will arm forensic experts and incident responders with the necessary information to counter complicated emerging cyber incidents.

"The DFIR Summit is always a promising and exciting display of talent, passion, and experience. SANS and the team here are really the sharpest in the industry for DFIR - there is no comparison," said Robert M. Lee, SANS instructor and co-founder of Dragos Security LLC.

The summit brings together some of the industry's top DFIR and security experts to discuss the most innovative DFIR topics today including ubiquity forensics (iCloud), Windows 8 SRUM forensics, BYOD, threat analysis of complex attacks, and much more. Attendees will also learn about the latest tools and techniques for detecting and responding to today's most complex threats. Some of the forensic experts that will join keynote speaker James Dunn at the summit include:

  • Dmitry Bestuzhev, Head of the Global Research and Analysis Team, Latin America, Kaspersky Lab
  • Devon Kerr, Senior Consultant, Mandiant, A FireEye Company
  • Sara Newcomer, Computer Forensic Examiner, Lockheed Martin
  • Chris Petersen, Chief Technology Officer, LogRhythm
  • Lee Whitfield, Director of Forensics, Digital Discovery
  • Jon Turner, Security Service Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

The DFIR summit and training will ensure incident responders and investigators walk away with the understanding of what they are up against, how to detect and fight it. SANS DFIR classes and the two-day summit will fortify attendees for proactive forensics success.

For additional information on the summit and training, or to register, 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. (