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You’ve trained at the cutting edge, here’s how to keep your DFIR skills razor sharp

Sponsored There’s nothing like five or six days of in-depth training with SANS Institute to develop cutting-edge Digital Forensics and Incident Response security skills.

But then how do you keep those skills honed day to day, week to week, and for free? By checking in regularly with the SANS DFIR page, which should be your go-to one-stop shop for a ton of DFIR resources.

As well as the latest webcasts, whitepapers, and other free content featuring SANS’ highly experienced instructors, you can download the latest version of the SANS SIFT Workstation, SANS’ free suite of open-source incident response and forensic tools. These are the same tools at the heart of SANS’ forensics, response, and intelligence courses, and will give you a head start when it comes to analyzing file systems, gathering network evidence, pulling together memory images, and all the other tasks that are part and parcel of modern forensics.

Talking of free, the page will also keep you abreast of key information, including the upcoming Threat Hunting Summit & Training 2021, which SANS has opened to the community at no cost. This two-day dive into modern threats will give you an in-depth look at the modern threat landscape and equip you with new tools and methods you can apply immediately. More details here.

It will also prime you for one of SANS’ in-depth courses, such as the newly launched Enterprise-Class Incident Response and Threat Hunting, which shows analysts how to spot and stop intrusions whether you’re dealing with 10, 100, or 10,000 machines.

The second beta of this groundbreaking course will run from October 4 to October 9, during SANS DFIR Europe Online 2021; it’s also set to run at SANS Canberra Spring 2021 and SANS Japan November 2021 Live Online.

And of course, the SANS DFIR page is the best way to keep tabs on all its upcoming training events. Because that’s how you ensure you’re first in the queue for early bird tickets that can save you hundreds of dollars.

Right now, for example, you can save over $300 on SANS Tokyo Winter 2021 – which includes that newly minted Enterprise-Class Incident Response and Threat Hunting course.

So, however skilled you are when it comes to DFIR, it always pays to keep in touch with your peers and the SANS network of experts. Get bookmarking now.

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