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A Taste of What's New in SEC504 with John Strand

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT (2015-05-19 19:00:00 UTC)
  • John Strand

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SANS 504 has gone through a tremendous amount of changes over the past year, as has the entire security industry. Come spend an hour with John Strand as he goes through many of the class updates.

Updates to include, but not limited to:

  • Evil backdoors and covert channels!
  • Enterprise Incident Response!
  • Fewer clowns!
  • AV Bypass!

This will be a fun peek into how SANS updates its classes to keep up with and lead the security industry.

Speaker Bio

John Strand

John Strand is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute. He teaches SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling; SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking; SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing; and SEC464: Hacker Guard: Security Baseline Training for IT Administrators and Operations with Continuing Education. John is the course author for SEC464: Hacker Guard: Security Baseline Training for IT Administrators and Operations with Continuing Education and the co-author for SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing.

When not teaching for SANS, John co-hosts PaulDotCom Security Weekly, the world's largest computer security podcast. He is also the owner of Black Hills Information Security, specializing in penetration testing and security architecture services. He has presented for the FBI, NASA, the NSA, and at DefCon. In his spare time he writes loud rock music and makes various futile attempts at fly-fishing.

Very informative! Mr. John Strand's experience shared through narrative brings course material to life. - Christopher Wilson, USAF

Follow John on Twitter @strandjs

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