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Are You Ready for Threat Intelligence? Behind the Scenes with FOR578

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST (2016-01-06 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Mike Cloppert, Robert M. Lee

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This webcast will discuss SANS' new FOR578 - Cyber Threat Intelligence course with the two co-authors Mike Cloppert and Robert M. Lee. The presentation will help people understand if they are ready for threat intelligence, how it can be useful in their environments, and what students can expect from taking the class. Webcast participants will learn about the direction of the class, what is covered in terms of content and labs, what useful prerequisites should be sought, and about the value of threat intelligence training. Additionally, lessons learned from student and instructor interactions will be discussed to educate on the challenges posed to the threat intelligence community today. SANS FOR578 is one of the most anticipated new SANS classes available and attending this webcast will help you determine if you are ready to join the list of alumni."

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Speaker Bios

Robert M. Lee

Rob is a recognized pioneer in the industrial security incident response and threat intelligence community. He started in security as a U.S. Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer tasked to the National Security Agency where he built a first-of-its-kind mission identifying and analyzing national threats to industrial infrastructure. He went on to build the industrial community’s first dedicated monitoring and incident response class at the SANS Institute (ICS515) and the industry recognized cyber threat intelligence course (FOR578).

Forbes named Robert to its 30 under 30 (2016) list as one of the “brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents” in Enterprise Technology. He is a business leader but also technical practitioner. Robert helped lead the investigation into the 2015 cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grid, he and his team at Dragos helped identify and analyze the CRASHOVERRIDE malware that attacked Ukraine’s grid in 2016 and the TRISIS malware deployed against an industrial safety system in the Middle East in 2017.

Mike Cloppert

Michael has been a security and threat intelligence analyst since 2001, and has been an IT practitioner since 1997. He is an original author of the SANS FOR578 Cyber Threat Intel Analysis course, the seminal paper Intel-driven CND Through Analysis of Adversary Campaigns and Intrusion Kill Chains, and has co-chaired the SANS CTI Summit since its inception in 2013. Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from The University of Dayton and an M.S. in Computer Science from The George Washington University. He has also earned GIAC GCFA gold and GCIA gold certifications (among others) throughout his career. Michael presently works as a consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers after over a decade with Lockheed Martin, where he helped build their world-class CIRT from the ground up, and supported clients in the pharmaceutical, energy, DoD, and Intelligence Community. Previous to LM, he worked full time in the federal government and financial industry. He is a professional member of ACM and IEEE, and in his spare time is an amateur bassist and semi-professional jazz trombonist.

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