Advanced Endpoint Investigations w/ Jake Williams
October 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm MDT
Course Length: 16 Hours
Format: In-Person Only
Includes: Twelve months of complimentary access to the Antisyphon Cyber Range, certificate of participation.
- In-Person: $1,095
Includes In-Person Conference Ticket
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For most security teams, high operational tempo (measured in dumpster fire lumens) incentivizes analysts to stick to well-tailored playbooks that prioritize remediation at the expense of proper incident scoping and root cause analysis. Though modern endpoint security products have significantly improved host visibility, most critical incidents will require the acquisition and analysis of additional endpoint data. This course focuses on four core investigative competencies: endpoint data collection, investigative triage, incident response pivots, and root cause analysis.
After learning about key endpoint artifact and memory analysis techniques for Windows and Linux, attendees will work through real-world scenarios in hands-on labs. We’ll pivot from initial detection into host triage analysis to discern attackers’ discovery, defense evasion and lateral movement techniques. Attendees will learn to identify key indicators for the generation of high-fidelity detections.
- Gain fundamental knowledge of modern Windows and Linux host artifacts.
- Explain logical investigative workflows for host pivoting, data collection, and analysis.
- Develop an understanding of use cases for incident response host pivots and root cause analysis.
- Develop host triage collection and analysis skills for effective investigations of Windows and Linux systems.
- Properly identify file system, OS, and memory artifacts to support timeline creation and attack path reconstruction.
- Build deductive reasoning and investigative prowess through hands-on exercises built around real-world scenarios.
Who Should Take This Course
- Security Operations/Incident Response Analysts
- Threat Hunters
- Tactical Threat Intel Analysts
- Digital Forensics Investigators
- Red teamers who want to perfect their operational discipline
Audience Skill Level
- Basic understanding of Windows and/or Linux OS fundamentals
- Familiarity with attack path models, threat actor frameworks, and hunt methodologies
- STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
- 1-2 years of experience in security operations, incident response, or threat hunting.
- Stable Internet access
- x86 architecture CPU clocked at 2 GHz or higher that is capable of nested virtualization
(Apple Silicon is currently not supported)
- A computer with at least 8 GB of RAM. 16 GB is recommended
- VMWare Workstation or VMWare Fusion
(VirtualBox and other VM software is not supported)
- Windows 10/11, MacOSX+, or a currently supported Linux Distribution
- Full Administrator/root access to your computer or laptop
Course Author & Instructor
Jake Williams (aka MalwareJake) is a seasoned security researcher with decades of experience in the technology and security. Jake is a former startup founder, former senior SANS instructor and course author, and an intelligence community and military veteran. He loves forensics, incident response, cyber threat intelligence, and offensive methodologies. Today, Jake is an IANS faculty member, an independent security consultant, and is performing security-focused research to benefit the broader community. He has had the honor of twice winning the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) annual digital forensics challenge. You may also remember Jake from one of his many conference talks, webcasts, media appearances, or his various posts about cybersecurity.