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Automating Information Security

  • Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST (16:00:00 UTC)
  • Mark Baggett
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The ability to create tools that automate common tasks performed by Security professionals often differentiates the highly successful individuals from their peers. Learning to write software so you can create new tools that make you more productive and push the field forward can make the difference between mission success and mission failure. But learning to program for the first time or advancing your programming skills often takes a back seat to daily operations and many information security professionals fail to develop this skill. This talk will discuss the features of SANS new SEC573 course and how it overcomes these obstacles to learning.

Speaker Bio

Mark Baggett

Mark Baggett is the owner of Indepth Defense, an independent consulting firm that offers incident response and penetration testing services. He has served in a variety of roles from software developer to Chief Information Security Officer. Mark is the author of SANS Python for Penetration testers course (SEC573) and the pyWars gaming environment. Mark teaches several classes in SANS Penetration Testing curriculum including SEC504 (Incident Handing), SEC560 (Penetration Testing) and his Python course. Mark is very active in the information security community. Mark is the founding president of The Greater Augusta ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) chapter which has been extremely successful in bringing networking and educational opportunities to Augusta Information Technology workers. As part of the Pauldotcom Team, Mark generates blog content for the "" podcast . In January 2011, Mark assumed a new role as the Technical Advisor to the DoD for SANS. Today he assists various government branches in the development of information security training programs.

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