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Which SANS Pen Test Course Should I Take?

  • Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT (19:30:00 UTC)
  • Ed Skoudis, Mark Baggett, and Jason Blanchard
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Overview

Are you interested in attending a SANS Pen Test course, but need help determining which course is right for your organizational needs or career goals? If so, this one-hour webcast (August 23rd at 3:30 P.M., EST) can help you make an informed decision about which course is best for your professional path. Hosted by Ed Skoudis, SANS Fellow; Mark Baggett, SANS Senior Instructor; and Jason Blanchard, resident Outreach Director, this webcast will give you an overview of SANS and SANS Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Courses, the different platforms to take courses (live and online), and answer any questions you have, so that you can determine which course is the right course for you, your career path, and your professional goals.

Speaker Bios

Ed Skoudis

Ed Skoudis is the founder of Counter Hack, an innovative organization that designs, builds, and operates popular infosec challenges and simulations including CyberCity, NetWars, Cyber Quests, and Cyber Foundations. As director of the CyberCity project, Ed oversees the development of missions which help train cyber warriors in how to defend the kinetic assets of a physical, miniaturized city. Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, incident response, and malware analysis, with over fifteen years of experience in information security. Ed authored and regularly teaches the SANS courses on network penetration testing (Security 560) and incident response (Security 504), helping over three thousand information security professionals each year improve their skills and abilities to defend their networks. He has performed numerous security assessments; conducted exhaustive anti-virus, anti-spyware, Virtual Machine, and IPS research; and responded to computer attacks for clients in government, military, financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries. Previously, Ed served as a security consultant with InGuardians, International Network Services (INS), Global Integrity, Predictive Systems, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Ed also blogs about command line tips and penetration testing.


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 "pauldotcom.com" 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.


Jason Blanchard

Jason Blanchard is the SANS Pen Test Curriculum Marketing Manager

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