Cyber Defense

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


Q & A with John Hubbard, SOC Manager and SANS Instructor

Meet John Hubbard. John is a dedicated blue-teamer and is driven to help develop defensive talent around the world. Through his years of experience as the SOC Lead for GlaxoSmithKline, he has real-world, first-hand knowledge of what it takes to defend an organization against advanced cyber-attacks and is eager to share these lessons with … Continue reading Q & A with John Hubbard, SOC Manager and SANS Instructor


Your SIEM Questions Answered

by Justin Henderson and Ismael Valenzuela As SANS prepares for the inauguralSIEM & Tactical Analytics Summit, Co-Chairs Justin Henderson and Ismael Valenzuela are tackling some of the common questions they get from security professionals who are looking to use their Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform as a high-impact security tool. If you are … Continue reading Your SIEM Questions Answered


Top 7 Reasons to Attend the SANS SIEM Summit

1. Content Inspired - No SIEM Required SIEMs are quickly becoming a priority across industries as organizations look for improved methods and new strategies to safeguard against breaches and attacks. The SIEM and Tactical Analytics Summit was inspired by SANS new cyber detection course, SEC555. Like the course, this summit is focused on catching … Continue reading Top 7 Reasons to Attend the SANS SIEM Summit


PowerShell Script to Block Cortana for Privacy

A simple PowerShell script to disable Windows Cortana and block outbound Cortana-related network traffic, while still allowing Cortana to be used for local searches, such as for settings and apps. Continue reading PowerShell Script to Block Cortana for Privacy