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Annual SANS DFIR Europe Summit and Training Brings Cyber Security Professionals to Prague 30 September — 6 October 2019

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • 12 September 2019

SANS is hosting the annual SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Europe Summit in Prague on the 30th September 2019. The Summit is the most comprehensive DFIR event of the year, bringing together an influential group of experts, immersion-style training, and industry networking opportunities in one place.

The Summit will be followed by one of SANS’ globally renowned, six-day cyber security training events, which will run from 1st to 6th October 2019. There are seven different courses running during the week, as well as a one day digital forensics summit, a bonus SANS @ Night’ Talk, and the chance to take part in a DFIR NetWars Tournament free with any 4-6 day SANS course registration.

For students looking to take a DFIR course to advance their training, improve their defences and learn how to better protect their enterprise, the event provides a good opportunity to cultivate relationships and to level up their skills.

SANS Institute is the largest and most trusted source of information security training and certification in the world. Providing intensive immersion training, SANS courses are continuously updated so that individuals and corporations alike, can defend their systems and networks from one of today’s four most serious global concerns: cyber attack.

SANS Instructor Mathia Fuchs, who works as Head of Investigations & Intelligence at the Swiss firm, InfoGuard (AG), and is also on the advisory board for this summit, describes the Prague event as “the place where EMEA's DFIR crowd comes together to learn, share ideas, and help to shape the future of our profession.”

Mattia Epifani, SANS instructor, CEO at Reality Net System Solutions, an Italian consulting company involved in InfoSec and Digital Forensics and also a speaker at DFIR Prague, explained why students should attend the SANS DFIR Prague Event: “The first reason being that this is the eighth year in a row that the DFIR summit has been held in Prague, and so we have it perfected, it has become a traditional event for DFIR people around Europe. It is the perfect mix for Forensic people to listen to great and innovative talks, to take training during the week, to play the best and most challenging DFIR Netwars in Europe and to meet a lot of people working in the same field! The event is also great in terms of location, it’s always the same venue; great hotel and great staff. And last but not least, Prague is the most romantic and mysterious city in Europe, and I believe the Perfect place for Digital Investigators!”

Rob Lee, Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Curriculum Lead at the SANS Institute, adds: “The constant developments in technology open doors for cybercrime. As a consequence, the field of digital forensics is constantly adjusting to combat advancing adversaries. Today, more than ever, investigators and threat hunters play a crucial part in this battle, as they level up their skills to keep pace.” 

He goes on to explain, “We at SANS have made our mission to provide investigators around the world with the most up-to-date DFIR training possible. We are happy once again to offer this training at the DFIR Summit Europe, an event highly needed in the EMEA region.”

Jess Garcia, SANS Principal Instructor, who is chair of the event is excited about this year’s DFIR Summit. “We have a week full of fantastic talks, great courses with amazing opportunities to learn, in a beautiful city. This year's opening session will be carried out by Kristinn Gudjonsson and Johan Berggren (of log2timeline/plaso/timesketch fame), after which we will have a day full of amazing speakers and content, including Memory Forensics, Incident Response (Cloud, Linux, Large Scale Breaches), Office 365 Email investigations,  iDevices forensics (iOS Unified Log, Apple Watch), Windows Artefacts and some new forensic tools and frameworks (smbtimeline, Tsurugi, TuxResponse). In summary, it’s the most intensive DFIR learning day of the year! But beyond all that, the atmosphere makes this event magic. It’s a relatively small event where attendees, speakers and SANS Instructors can get together for a few beers after intense talks and classes and share experiences and ideas. Nothing beats those special moments.”

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