The System Administration and Network Security organization will bring 5 of its most renowned courses to SANS San Francisco 2011. As one can always expect from a SANS summit, all the courses will be taught be the best certified senior instructors and all other topics will be debated among some of the best IT experts, system engineers and virtual security practitioners in this field of expertise. SANS San Francisco 2011 will take place between the 14th and 19th of November and will have the well known Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel as its venue.
Anyone wanting to learn more about virtual security or computer forensics in the hopes of pursuing a successful Information Technology career is encouraged to attend this conference. The courses of SANS San Francisco 2011 are also aimed to bring students one step closer to various certifications they may be after but also improve the knowledge anyone already involved in practicing IT security and data protection. To gain a better understanding of what SANS San Francisco 2011 is all about, here is a short description for each of the available courses:
Security – 401, System Administration and Network Security Essentials with Chris Christianson representing Travis Credit Union
This course is the bread and butter of any IT security practitioner. Basically, after attending this course you will be up to date with all the latest ways to fight organized cyber crime and you will also find out about all the recent methods used by hackers to attack and infiltrate network infrastructures. This course is presented in such a way that after attending it, anyone will possess the necessary tools to handle some of the toughest real life hacking attacks situations. This is what makes this course perfect for IT specialists already occupying jobs that demand excellent virtual protection.
Security – 504, Hacking Methodologies, System Weaknesses and Handling Threats, with John Strand, certified SANS instructor
This course was developed in such a way to cover all the common methods used by hackers to infect their targets. As such, Security 504 is a great opportunity for System Engineers and IT Programmers to learn how to create impenetrable network infrastructures or applications. This will be made possible by first knowing how hackers think and also how they plan their attacks. Furthermore, anyone attending will get the chance to also learn about how to best handle the repercussions of a successful hacker attack by experimenting with a simulated life like situation.
Forensics 408 – Investigating Hacker Traces, Win in depth, with Michael Murr, SANS Senior Instructor
As the title suggests, For 408 will mainly focus on tracking down hackers by analyzing all the traces they leave behind after executing their malicious deeds. This course will focus only on the protection of the Windows operating system but will take a very in depth look at what are the potential weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers. This course is the first one addressing computer forensics, so this is where you should start if want to learn more about this topic.