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SANS to Tackle WMI-based Attacks at Boston Cyber Security Training

Will Offer a Comprehensive Overview of the Threat and Actionable Steps to Fend off Attacks

  • Bethesda, MD
  • May 30, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Boston Summer 2018 taking place in Massachusetts August 6-11. The event features immersion-style courses and bonus evening talks covering some of today's most complex cyber security issues. Included on the agenda is a keynote by SANS Senior Instructor Chad Tilbury (@chadtilbury), WMI Attacks - What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You.

According to Tilbury, "Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI) is heading to the forefront of issues that keep enterprise security teams up at night. Advanced adversaries are increasingly adding WMI-based attacks to their repertoires yet most teams are woefully unprepared to face this new threat. Join me in Boston where I will share a comprehensive overview of the state of WMI hacking. Attendees will also hear about detection tools and analysis techniques to protect their organization against such attacks."

In addition to his evening talk, Tilbury will also teach the FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis course. This course focuses on building in-depth digital forensics knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Students will learn how to recover, analyze, and authenticate forensic data on Windows systems, track user activity on a network, and organize findings for use in incident response, internal investigations, and civil/criminal litigation.

For more information the FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis course, or to register, visit:

SANS Boston Summer 2018 will feature courses covering cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics, security management and the critical security controls. For a complete line-up of courses and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Boston Summer 2018, visit:

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