I am pleased to announce that we have a SANS GCIH Mentor session at Herndon, VA. This is a 10 week session: Thursday, May 17, 2012 – Thursday, July 19, 2012. This is my very first mentoring opportunity and I really hope to take this opportunity to spread the knowledge, socialize with local groups and security professionals, help others express their skills and aid them towards SANS certifications.
KaffeNews Authors/Members, Users and others can get special discounts. Feel free to contact me at contact.fingers @ gmail.com for more information on discounts. For other information such as group discounts and such info, please feel free to access the enclosed PDF (SANS_GCIH_at_Herndon) or visit the following link: http://www.sans.org/info/99194
If you are unable to access the PDF or the above link, here is what it says:
No organization can fight back against cyber-attacks if their security and system administration staff does not know how the most current attacks are launched and the technical details that allow the attacks to be blocked.
That’s why SANS Security 504, Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling is SANS second most popular course. What is not well known, SANS Hacker Techniques course is *much* better than courses offered by other organizations, because SANS teaches you not only how to use the attack tools (as others do), but also how to stop the attacks (as others fail to do). By helping you understand attackers’ tactics and strategies in detail, giving you hands-on experience in finding vulnerabilities and discovering intrusions, and equipping you with a comprehensive incident handling plan, the in-depth information in Security 504 helps you turn the tables on computer attackers.
This course addresses the latest cutting-edge insidious attack vectors and the oldie-but-goodie attacks that are still so prevalent, and everything in between. Instead of merely teaching a few hack-attack tricks, this course includes a time-tested, step-by-step process for responding to computer incidents, a detailed description of how attackers undermine systems so you can prepare, detect, and respond to them, and a hands-on workshop for discovering holes before the bad guys do. Additionally, the course explores the legal issues associated with responding to computer attacks, including employee monitoring, working with law enforcement, and handling evidence.
The SANS Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling will cover topics such as:
- The tactics used by computer attackers
- The latest attack vectors and how to stop them.
- Proactive and reactive defenses for each stage of an attack
- Strategies and tools for detecting each type of attack
- Attacks and defenses for Windows, Unix, switches, routers and other systems
- Application-level vulnerabilities, attacks, and defenses
- How to develop an incident handling process and prepare a team for battle
- Legal issues in incident handling
- How to recover from computer attacks and restore systems for business
This challenging course is particularly well suited to individuals who lead or are a part of an incident handling team. Furthermore, general security practitioners, system administrators, and security architects will benefit by understanding how to design, build, and operate their systems to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks. Security 504 will prepare you for the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)