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Digital Forensics Expert Jason Jordaan to Teach Windows Forensics at SANS Oslo Cyber Security Training Event

  • Windows has 64 percent of desktop/laptop market in Norway; digital forensics professionals certain to encounter Windows cases
  • Techniques taught help solve investigations and take criminal cases to court

  • Oslo, Norway
  • March 2, 2020

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, is returning to Norway for the fifth consecutive year this month with SANS Oslo March 2020. Taking place from March 23-28, the five-course event will offer SANS’ world-class immersion training to security practitioners in the region who are looking to advance their hands-on cyber security skills.

Five industry experts will be instructing in Oslo. Jason Jordaan, digital forensics expert and certified SANS instructor, is one of them and will be teaching his FOR500 class. Jason’s extensive court experience has given him insight into the intersection between digital forensics and the law, and this is an important aspect of forensics that he shares with his students during his classes.

“According to current data, Microsoft Windows has 64.29 percent of the desktop/laptop market share in Norway, with Windows 10 making up 82.78 percent of that amount. As a result, the chance of encountering a desktop or laptop computer running Windows is virtually certain. The FOR500 course focuses on the forensic analysis of Windows computer systems, whether it is an investigation into a compromised Windows computer, or something as simple as employee misuse of a company computer, and everything in between. Knowing how and where to find the necessary evidence can make the difference between success and failure. What I love about teaching this class, is that the techniques that we share actually work and solve cases. These are the same techniques that I use in my own investigations, and in the cases that I end up taking to court and testifying on, so I know they will help delegates get the answers they need.”

There will also be a series of bonus session night talks open to delegates. One, by Norway-based SANS instructor and head of cyber security at Netsecurity, Chris Dale, will address ‘Why it’s easy being a hacker’.

SANS training spans all of cyber security’s main disciplines.  The following courses will be available during the Oslo event:

FOR500: Window Forensic Analysis – Jason Jordaan

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style – Ian Reynolds

SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling – Chris Dale

FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics – Alissa Torres

ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials – Justin Searle

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