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SANS Institute to Debut Updated Windows Forensic Course at DFIRCON 2014

Never-Before-Seen Forensic Techniques and Artifacts Included Among Course Updates

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced it will debut its significantly revised FOR408: Windows Forensic course at the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Training Event (DFIRCON -- pronounced dē-'fәr-'kän) taking place in Monterey, CA, March 5 – 10.  Course attendees will learn about never-before-seen tools and techniques necessary to conduct critical Windows analysis on the latest Windows operating system platforms. For those unable to travel, SANS will offer this course online via simulcast live from DFIRCON.

The FOR408: Windows Forensic course has been updated with the latest forensics artifacts from Windows 8/8.1, Cloud, Windows Mobile, and Office 365.  According to SANS Instructor, Rob Lee, "a large number of today's automated forensic tools have trouble parsing the Windows 8.1 artifacts. SANS has worked closely with vendors and tool creators to help update many of their capabilities to address this need. The updated FOR408: Windows Forensic course offers attendees a unique opportunity to learn about these new forensic techniques and artifacts which have never been discussed publicly before."

Attendees of the FOR408: Windows Forensic course will learn how to:

  • Perform in-depth Windows forensic analysis
  • Learn how to determine files stolen during an IP theft
  • Track a user's every movement inside the Windows OS
  • Identify programs executed by the user
  • Examine event logs, registry, jump lists, and more

DFIRCON will be held in Monterey, CA, March 5 – 10, 2014. For more information, including panel and discussion overviews and a complete list of instructors, or to register for the event or one of the courses offered via simulcast, please visit:

About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest source for world-class information security training and security certification in the world, offering over 50 training courses each year. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a certification body featuring over 27 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system—the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (


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