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SANS to Bring its Most Popular Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Courses and Instructors to Miami for DFIRCON Event

Top DFIR Experts will Share their Unique Insight into Latest DFIR Research and Technology

  • Bethesda, MD
  • August 28, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced SANS DFIRCON Miami 2018 taking place November 5 - 10 in Florida. DFIRCON (#DFIRCON) is one of SANS' most comprehensive DFIR training experiences of the year. This unique event features courses to strengthen DFIR skills and streamline day-to-day investigations. SANS DFIR faculty Rob Lee, Lenny Zeltser, Phil Hagen, Heather Mahalik, and Chad Tilbury will deliver the keynote address on the State of the Artifact.

According to SANS DFIR Curriculum Lead Rob Lee (@robtlee), "Data breach incidents are increasing. We can no longer sit and wait for things to go bad before we react. Rather than rely on technology, we need skilled professionals that are prepared to utilize their knowledge and a variety of tactics to hunt and defeat the enemy. The State of the Artifact keynote address at DFIRCON will dive into the latest DFIR developments and best practices the industry is utilizing to overcome current challenges. Join my colleagues and me as we provide a comprehensive analysis on what the future holds for this ever-changing field."

In addition to the keynote address, Lee will co-teach his co-authored course FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis. Windows is silently recording an unbelievable amount of data about its users. FOR500 teaches DFIR professionals how to mine this mountain of data. Students will leave this course armed with the latest tools and techniques necessary to investigate even the most complicated systems they might encounter.

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

DFIRCON 2018 features course covering such topics as digital forensics, incident response, cyber threat intelligence, reverse-engineering malware, and ethical hacking. All courses at SANS DFIRCON Miami 2018 are associated with GIAC certifications. Attendees will also have the opportunity to test their skills at the DFIR NetWars Tournament.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS DFIRCON Miami 2018, 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. (