Dec 2008 Free Giveaway Winner – SANS @Home Training

We Have a Winner!

sans_at_home_sec560_09_01.gifOnce again, SANS was our Free Monthly Giveaway sponsor for the end of the year blowout, and this time it went to EH-Net member oneeyedcarmen. This one is awesome and worth over $3500. As you have probably seen in numerous conversations on this site, not only is Ed Skoudis’ new course on Network Pen Testing and Ethical Hacking (SANS 560) getting rave reviews, but also it is now being offered in the @Home version. The @Home format is not just recorded webcasts and handouts… You actually get live virtual instruction from Ed Skoudis and John Strand. See below for more details.

This is great for a couple reasons. First, and quite obviously, many are feeling the pinch with the economy, and we all know training and travel are the first items to be cut from the budget. So if you’re the lucky winner, we’ll provide the training, and with @Home, there is no travel. Problem solved! Secondly, many have said having the extra time that the @Home format affords, allows them a greater ability to absorb the contents of Ed’s brain. Take it from me, one week will never be enough. For an in-depth look at this course, see the review entitled "Ed Skoudis and the Pen Testing Factory." Thanks to SANS for playing Santa with an incredibly timely gift.

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SANS @Home is uniquely designed for those seeking a flexible alternative to live training events. Students avoid expense and inconvenience of travel or missing a day of work. SANS @Home leverages webcast flexibility and the latest online technology to enhance students’ learning experience.

SANS @Home live Webcasts are scheduled once or twice a week for 3 hours, depending on course requirements, and feature Elluminate Live!T, a collaboration of realtime, interactive online tools to bring quality education direct to your desktop.

Instructors: Ed Skoudis & John Strand
Start Date:  Tuesday, January 13, 2009
End Date:  Thursday, February 19, 2009
Meeting Times:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Meeting Days

  • Tuesday, January 13
  • Thursday, January 15
  • Tuesday, January 20
  • Thursday, January 22
  • Tuesday, January 27
  • Thursday, January 29
  • Tuesday, February 3
  • Thursday, February 5
  • Tuesday, February 10
  • Thursday, February 12
  • Tuesday, February 17
  • Thursday, February 19

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Ed Skoudis: Ed Skoudis is a co-founder and Senior Security Analyst with InGuardians, a Washington DC based information security consulting firm. Ed teaches SANS Security 504, "Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling," and 517, "Cutting Edge Hacking Techniques," on a regular basis. Ed’s expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, the information security industry, and computer privacy issues. He has performed numerous security assessments, provided detailed expert witness services in cases involving major credit card theft, and responded to computer attacks for clients in the financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries. Ed conducted a demonstration of hacker techniques against financial institutions for the United States Senate and is a frequent speaker on issues associated with hacker tools and defenses. He has published several articles on these topics, as well as the books Counter Hack Reloaded and Malware: Fighting Malicious Code. Ed was also awarded 2004, 2005, and 2006 Microsoft MVP awards for Windows Server Security, and is an alumnus of the Honeynet Project. Previous to InGuardians, Ed served as a security consultant with International Network Services (INS), Predictive Systems, Global Integrity, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore).

John Strand: John Strand currently is the owner and senior security researcher with Black Hills Information Security, and a consultant with Argotek, Inc for TS/SCI programs. As a Certified SANS Instructor he teaches: 504 "Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling," 517, "Cutting Edge Hacking Techniques," and 560 "Network Penetration Testing." He is a contributing author of Nagios 3 Enterprise Network Monitoring, and a regular contributor to SearchSecurity’s "Ask the Expert" series on the latest information security threats. He also regularly posts videos demonstrating the latest computer attacks and defenses at He started the practice of computer security with Accenture Consulting in the areas of intrusion detection, incident response, and vulnerability assessment/penetration testing. John then moved on to Northrop Grumman specializing in DCID 6/3 PL3-PL5 (multi-level security solutions), security architectures, and program certification and accreditation. He has a Masters degree from Denver University, and is currently also a professor at Denver University. In his spare time he writes loud rock music and makes various futile attempts at fly-fishing.

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