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Incident Response Expert Scott Roberts to Teach Cyber Threat Intelligence at SANS Denver Information Security Training Event

Stellar Line-Up of Instructors will Tackle Some of Today's Most Complex Cyber Security Challenges

  • Bethesda, MD
  • May 16, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced incident response expert Scott Roberts will teach the FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence course at SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 taking place in Denver June 12 - 17. Roberts has worked major investigations involving criminal fraud and abuse and nation-state espionage while with Symantec, Mandiant, and others. Roberts will share his vast knowledge of cyber threat intelligence to help security teams and individuals improve their threat hunting skills.

According to Scott Roberts, CIRT Manager at GitHub, "Threat intelligence is the natural and necessary evolution of incident response. We've spent years asking 'What happened?' and threat intelligence finally starts asking 'Why did this happen?' and 'What if this happens again?' To me this is the move from whack-a-mole incident response to strategic understanding and real long-term incident handling. It's about gaining the kind of understanding that our adversary has of us and using that to turn the tables."

To learn more about FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence, please visit:

SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 will feature 10 hands-on immersion security training courses. Other courses offered include SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, and more. Bonus evening sessions will round out the agenda offering insight into such topics as threat hunting, embedded device security, and how to stop ransomware in its tracks.

For a complete list of courses, instructors and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Rocky Mountain 2017, please visit:

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