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What's new on the FOR572 Horizon Stockholm and Beyond

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST (2017-03-07 16:00:00 UTC)
  • Philip Hagen

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The forensic worlds moves quickly, and SANS classes are updated frequently to address a rapidly changing landscape. FOR572, Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis, had been freshly updated to include new tools and analytic processes.

The new courseware includes a heavy focus on the SOF-ELK platform for efficient and effective "big data" processing for log and NetFlow evidence. Students will also use the Moloch full-packet capture and analysis platform, providing a free and efficient method of loading existing pcap data or capturing live content.

Numerous additional tools have been updates within the SANS Linux SIFT Workstation, with custom modifications focused on network traffic analysis processes.

The course material also incorporates new protocol variants for HTTP, SMB, and more. Labs have been overhauled to leverage the new tooling and processes as well - helping you to get good findings faster.

In, this webcast, you'll learn what we've added as well as how FOR572 is continually evolving to meet the changing demands evident in your casework. Forensicators, security analysts, and investigators will all benefit. We're looking forward to you joining the webcast and hope to see you in class at Stockholm or another upcoming event as well.

Speaker Bio

Philip Hagen

Phil Hagen is the course lead and author of FOR572, Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis, a course that provides a hands-on curriculum on the skills necessary to perform investigations of network-based incidents, where the hard drives or memory of compromised systems are often missing. He is also a DFIR Strategist at Red Canary. Phil started his career as part of a specialization within the computer science department at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he focused on network security and was an inaugural member of the computer security extracurricular group. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a communications officer at Beale AFB and the Pentagon, and then in 2003 Phil moved over to a position with a government contractor, providing technical services for various IT and information security projects. Now 18 years later, Phil's work has spanned the full life cycle of attacks--tool development, deployment, operational and investigative aftermath--giving him a rare opportunity to provide deep insight into the artifacts left behind. Phil has covered deep technical tasks, management of an entire computer forensic services portfolio and executive responsibilities. He's supported systems that demanded 24x7x365 functionality, managed a team of 85 computer forensic professionals in the national security sector, and provided forensic consulting services for law enforcement, government, and commercial clients. Phil also spends time developing and maintaining the SOF-ELK distribution. SOF-ELK is a virtual appliance that is pre-configured with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana), and it is provided as a free tool to help the DFIR Community boost case efficiency and effectiveness. Phil is a mentor and teacher at heart, one of his biggest source of professional pride.

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