Bob McCardle has made me aware of these upcoming community SANS events to be held in Dublin this coming September.  Bob and Owen are both very well regarded for their expertise and I highly recommend attending any, or both, of these courses. 

Bob also kindly offered a discount code for those of you wishing to attend.  Contact me on brian dot honan at bhconsulting dot ie and I will pass the code along to you.

The two upcoming coureses are;

  •  20-25 September for SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling
  • 27 September – 2 October for SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking.

SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling

20-25 September

Instructor: Robert McArdle

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. Additionally, the course explores the legal issues associated with responding to computer attacks, including employee monitoring, working with law enforcement, and handling evidence. 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.

SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking

27 September – 2 October

Instructor: Owen Connolly

In this intermediate to advanced level class, you will learn the art of exploiting Web applications so you can find flaws in your enterprise’s Web apps before the bad guys do. Through detailed, hands-on exercises and training from an experienced instructor you will learn the four-step process for Web application penetration testing. You will inject SQL into back-end databases, learning how attackers exfiltrate sensitive data. You will utilize Cross-Site Scripting attacks to dominate a target infrastructure in our unique hands-on laboratory environment. And you will explore various other Web app vulnerabilities in depth with tried-and-true techniques for finding them using a structured testing regimen. Throughout the class, you will learn the context behind the attacks so that you intuitively understand the real-life applications of our exploitation. In the end, you will be able to assess your own organization’s Web applications to find some of the most common and damaging Web application vulnerabilities today.

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About the Community SANS EMEA Program –

The Community SANS format in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa Region) offers the most popular SANS courses in your local community and in your local language. The classroom setting is small with fewer than 25 students. The instructors are pulled from the best of the local mentor program or qualified security experts who have passed SANS rigorous screening process. The course material is delivered over consecutive days, and the course content is the same as ones provided at a larger training event. In addition to the excellent courseware, not only will you be able to use the skills that you learned as soon as you return to the office, but you will be able to continue to network with colleagues in your community that you meet at the training.

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