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Introducing SANS Offensive Operations

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 3:30 PM EST (2020-11-24 20:30:00 UTC)
  • Stephen Sims

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One of my goals when taking over as curriculum lead of SANS Penetration Testing was to continue to broaden the scope of offensive-related course offerings and to cover every possible attack vector across the entire threat landscape. With over 25 courses in total, spanning topics ranging from introductory penetration testing and hardware hacking, all the way to advanced exploit writing and advanced red teaming, it made sense to identify a name that encompasses all of the underlying offensive-oriented courses and topic areas. Thus, Offensive Operations was born. The courses within the curriculum are now broken up into focus areas including penetration testing, red teaming, purple teaming, and exploit development.

In this webcast, Ill be elaborating on these updates and speaking about the 9 exciting new courses we have in development.

I look forward to sharing more details with you soon!

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Speaker Bio

Stephen Sims

Stephen Sims is an industry expert with over 15 years of experience in information technology and security. Stephen currently works out of San Francisco as a consultant. He has spent many years performing security architecture, exploit development, reverse engineering, and penetration testing. Stephen has an MS in information assurance from Norwich University and is a course author and senior instructor for the SANS Institute. He is the author of SANS' only 700-level course, SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers, which concentrates on complex heap overflows, patch diffing, and client-side exploits. Stephen is also the lead author on SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking and co-author of SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses. He holds the GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification as well as the CISSP, CISA, Immunity NOP, and many other certifications. In his spare time Stephen enjoys snowboarding and writing music.

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