Teaching Computer Forensics

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mark Bennett

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Unpatched, unprotected computers connected to the internet are compromised in less than three days!

From these attacks, personal or account information of more than 100 million individuals has been compromised. In the government sector, cyber attacks on government agencies and contractors, originating from China, have proved difficult to suppress.

In both situations, incident response and mitigation, class action lawsuits, and fines place remediation costs in the billions of dollars.

Starting September 2, SANS will be running Security 508: Computer Forensic Investigations and Incident Response in Troy, MI. This course will be taught by me (Mark Bennett).

In the class I mentor you will gain a firm understanding of computer forensics tools and techniques to investigate data breach intrusions, tech-savvy rogue employees, advanced persistent threats, and complex digital forensic cases.

Learning more than just how to use a forensic tool, you will be able to demonstrate how the tool functions step-by-step. You will become skilled with new tools, such as the Sleuthkit, Foremost, and the HELIX3 Pro Forensics Live CD.

SANS hands-on technical course arms you with a deep understanding of the forensic methodology, tools, and techniques to solve advanced computer forensics

Utilizing advances in spear phishing, web application attacks, and persistent malware these new sophisticated attackers advance rapidly through your network. Forensic investigators must master a variety of operating systems, investigation techniques, incident response tactics, and even legal issues in order to solve challenging cases.

You will learn forensic analysis techniques and tools in a hands-on setting for both Windows- and Linux-based investigations.

If you are interested in a forensics course I highly, highly recommend this as it is one of the best courses I have had in my IT career of 18 years. Check it out :http://www.sans.org/info/58888

BTW if you would like to subscribe to a great magazine check out Digital Forensics it totally Rocks! http://digitalforensicsmagazine.com/

In the meantime, be good, be safe, if you are going to hack, hack legally and responsibly...I'm out.

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