SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog

SANS Digital Forensics in New Orleans - Jan 2011

SANS is proud to be back in the "Big Easy" for SANS Security East 2011 on January 20-27. Start the year off right with our top-rated instructors and outstanding course offerings. Now is the time to improve your digital forensic skills and let the good times roll!

This year in New Orleans we are offering two of SANS most popular computer forensic courses:

FOR408 - Computer Forensic Essentials

Master computer forensics. Learn critical investigation techniques. With today's ever-changing technologies and environments, it is inevitable that organizations will deal with some form of cybercrime. These forms include, but are not exclusive to, fraud, insider threat, industrial espionage, and phishing. In order to help solve these cases, organizations are hiring digital forensic professionals and calling cybercrime law enforcement agents to fight and solve these cyber crimes.

Forensics 408: Computer Forensic Essentials focuses on the critical knowledge that a computer forensic investigator must know to investigate computer crime incidents successfully. You will learn how computer forensic analysts focus on collecting and analyzing data from computer systems to track user-based activity that could be used internally or in civil/criminal litigation.


For558 - Network Forensics

Enterprises all over the globe are compromised remotely by malicious hackers each day. Credit card numbers, proprietary information, account usernames and passwords, and a wealth of other valuable data are surreptitiously transferred across the network. Insider attacks leverage cutting-edge covert tunneling techniques to export data from highly secured environments. Attackers' fingerprints remain throughout the network, in firewall logs, IDS/IPS, web proxies, traffic captures, and more.


What some of the students said last year about training in New Orleans:

"A ton of useful information and tools. Never a dull moment — always engrossing." Garry Harms, Defense Information Systems Agency

"Today I learned everything I ever wanted to know about USB key forensics and didn't even know to ask!" Joseph Mastromarino, Credit Suisse

"The instructor, the material, and the depth of discussion were all very valuable." William Smith, Jr., The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

"The forensic challenge has shown what we all learned during the last 3 days — it was great! Great results — great fun!" Marco Krempel, NATO