Cyber Defense

Q & A with Eric Conrad, SEC530 Co-Author

Meet Eric Conrad. SANS Faculty Fellow Eric Conrad is the lead author of SANS MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification, and co-author ofSEC530: Defensible Security Architecture,SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operationsand SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking.He is also the lead author of the CISSP Study Guide Book, and theEleventh Hour CISSP: … Continue reading Q & A with Eric Conrad, SEC530 Co-Author


Q & A with Erik Van Buggenhout, SEC599 Co-Author

Meet Erik Van Buggenhout.Erik is the co-author of SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses.In addition to SEC599, Erik teachesSEC560 - Network Penetration Testing & EthicalHacking andSEC542 - Web Application Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking. He has been involved with SANS since 2009, first as a Mentor, working his way … Continue reading Q & A with Erik Van Buggenhout, SEC599 Co-Author


Frequently Asked Questions - SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis

Frequently Asked Questions SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis What is the class about? Who should take the class? What is the class layout? I've been doing work in the field for a while. Will the course be valuable to me or is it going to be too basic? Is this course focused on … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions - SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis


The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made During an OSINT Investigation

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made During an OSINT Investigation By: Micah Hoffman (@WebBreacher) - SANS Certified Instructor I've learned that you can get better at something by learning from others' mistakes and misfortunes. When I was growing up, I watched America's Funniest Home Videos on TV. Nowadays, "fail" videos are all over the internet. We … Continue reading The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made During an OSINT Investigation


Q & A with Micah Hoffman, SEC487 Author

Meet Micah Hoffman. Micah has been working in the information technology field since 1998 supporting federal government, commercial, and internal customers in their searches to discover and quantify information security weaknesses within their organizations. He leverages years of hands-on, real-world OSINT, penetration testing, and incident response experience to provide excellentsolutions to his customers. Micah … Continue reading Q & A with Micah Hoffman, SEC487 Author