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Digital Forensics - Careers Tips from Rob Lee of the SANS Institute

Digital Forensics - Careers Tips from Rob Lee of SANS Institute

February 5, 2010

Increasingly, digital forensics is an important element of an information security program for organizations of all types and sizes.But where can security leaders find qualified forensics professionals? How can these professionals obtain the skills and expertise they need to be successful?

Rob Lee of Mandiant and SANS Institute discusses forensics careers, focusing on:

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Which SANS Digital Forensic Course Should You Take?

Computer Forensic Course Assessments

Over the past year, we have been asked many questions about what the SANS Digital Forensic courses offer and which course would be appropriate for you.

FOR 408 - Computer Forensic Essentials - Teaches Traditional Crime Forensics -FOCUS -> Windows Forensics In-Depth and Investigation Analysis

FOR508 - Computer Forensic Investigations and Incident Response - Teaches how to respond to technically savvy criminals and challenging intrusion cases - FOCUS ->


SANS vLive SEC508 is offering a 25% tuition discount for the next 7 days!

We are happy to pass along that SANS vLive! is kicking off the new year by announcing a 1 week only special on our next SEC508: Computer Forensics, Investigation, and Response class which starts March 23rd. SANS is offering a 25% tuition discount that is currently applied against the early bird price. This is an $1,173.75 value for registrations received in the next 7 days! Simply enter the code IN508 to receive this exceptional value. To register or see additional details about the class follow the link below:

The code is good for one week only and will expire on January 15th. If you have peers or coworkers who may be interested, we would appreciate you passing on the good word. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity. We look forward to seeing you in class.

If you have questions feel free to contact the folks at vLive!


GIAC Adds GCFA to The List of ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Credentials


BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) program, a SANS Institute affiliate, announced today that the GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) have been accredited under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Personnel Certification program. GIAC is leading the way in the information security industry with five ANSI accredited