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At the heart of SANS are the world’s best security practitioners active in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each year in research and teaching to help the entire information security community.
I chose to be a SANS instructor because they are the very best in the business. Others talk about being the best, but SANS actually is the best. I love teaching people, but it goes beyond teaching for me. With many students, I'm making lasting professional relationships. Students come back again and again and have a lifelong learning relationship with SANS.
Nothing compares to knowing that the effort you put into writing and maintaining a course makes the world a better and safer place. SANS gives me the opportunity to share that with others.
I'm a big believer in hands-on learning, and we work hard to ensure the exercises in our classes are as realistic as possible. When students put all the pieces of a forensic investigation together themselves, it leads to those 'aha' moments that are so valuable.
In each class, I take care to explain the relevance of the concepts to cases I've worked and scenarios I've encountered in the past. In FOR572, our classwork and hands-on materials are all taken from real-world experiences and cases. Our week in class is jam-packed and we deliberately focus our attention on adversary behaviors that have been actively observed in the wild.
We are in an arms race where the key difference is training.
My passion is for digital evidence and digital investigative analysis. I leverage my abilities, expertise, and my current experience with the U.S. Department of Justice to see across investigative activities around the world, use that vantage point to see the whole picture of where we are in digital investigative analysis and cybercrime fighting, and identify the future challenges in both investigative practices and the courts. And I try to bring all of that to my students.
My teaching philosophy is simple.I strive to empower each student by developing their ability to conquer knowledge of a forensic technique, using demonstrations and the sharing of real-life applications and implications as to why a technique is important. I want my students to know which specific artifacts to analyze regardless of the tool chosen for the analysis.
I teach because I love to share knowledge, and I teach for SANS because it is the best of the best. I am really fortunate that SANS appreciates my knowledge and allows me the opportunity to pass it on. I love teaching security and DFIR, because it's like talking about my hobby. And when a student's light bulbs come on, it makes it even more worthwhile.
In the end, I want my students to be able to question their procedures and their security products to improve how they do incident response by making them more efficient and effective