Starting the 23rd of January 2013, I will be mentoring SANS Security 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling in Zürich. The training material is awesome and I am looking forward to start. Below is a short description about this mentoring session.
If your organization has an Internet connection or one or two disgruntled employees (and whose doesn’t!), your computer systems will get attacked. From the five, ten, or even one hundred daily probes against your Internet infrastructure to the malicious insider slowly creeping through your most vital information assets, attackers are targeting your systems with increasing viciousness and stealth.
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.
Students on the SANS mentor program study SANS Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling course books at their own pace. Each week, students meet with SANS Local Mentor, who will lead class discussions, provide hands-on demonstrations, point out the most salient features, and answer questions. The Mentor’s goal is to help students grasp the more difficult material, master the exercises, and prepare them for GCIH certification.
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.