Active Defense & Cyber Deception w/ John Strand – $395 (16 Hours)

Active Defense & Cyber Deception w/ John Strand
4 Sessions – 4 Hour Classes

Instructor: John Strand

Price: $395

Includes: Live Presentation, PDF of Slides, Labs, Private Discord Discussion Channel with other Students, Six-month complimentary access to our Cyber Range, Certificate of Participation.

Active Defenses have been capturing a large amount of attention in the media lately. There are those who thirst for vengeance and want to directly attack the attackers. There are those who believe that any sort of active response directed at an attacker is wrong. We believe the answer is somewhere in between.

In this class, you will learn how to force an attacker to take more moves to attack your network. These moves may increase your ability to detect them. You will learn how to gain better attribution as to who is attacking you and why. You will also find out how to get access to a bad guy’s system. And most importantly, you will find out how to do the above legally.

The current threat landscape is shifting. Traditional defenses are failing us. We need to develop new strategies to defend ourselves. Even more importantly, we need to better understand who is attacking us and why. Some of the things we talk about you may implement immediately, others may take you a while to implement. Either way, consider what we discuss as a collection of tools at your disposal when you need them to annoy attackers, attribute who is attacking you and, finally, attack the attackers.

This class is based on the DARPA funded Active Defense Harbinger Distribution live Linux environment. This VM is built from the ground up for defenders to quickly implement Active Defenses in their environments. This class is also very heavy with hands-on labs. We will not just talk about Active Defenses. We will be doing hands-on labs and through them in a way that can be quickly and easily implemented in your environment.


  • Lots of Open Source tool that can be freely and easily configured in your environment.
  • A better understanding of current legal landscapes.
  • An approach for developing enterprise integrations.


  • General security practitioners
  • Penetration testers
  • Ethical hackers
  • Web application developers
  • Website designers and architects




  • x86-compatible or x64-compatible 2.0 GHz CPU minimum or higher
  • USB drive
  • 8 GB RAM or higher required
  • Wireless adapter
  • 40 GB available hard drive space
  • Windows 10


A laptop and a smile!


Links to all the material and tools needed with instructions.


John has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing. He is a coveted speaker and much loved SANS teacher. John is a contributor to the industry shaping Penetration Testing Execution Standard and 20 Critical Controls frameworks.


  • Monday, Nov 2, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
  • Tuesday, Nov 3, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, Nov 4, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
  • Thursday, Nov 5, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

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