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UPDATE: New Advanced Penetration Testing Class from SANS

I posted a few weeks back about the new SANS SEC:660 class coming to the SANS London conference at the end of November. Last week I managed to get Stephen Sims (one of the authors of the new class) on the line to chat about what the new 6-day course is all about, and what it provides over and above the SANS SEC:560 class. We also talked about the fate of his SEC:709 “Developing Exploits for Penetration Testers and Security Researchers” class and how advanced exploit classes are a niche offering.

You can download the audio of my chat to Stephen through the Eurotrash Security Podcast feed (iTunes | XML Feed) or directly from here.

Stephen Sims will also be giving a SANS@night presentation at SANS London discussing “Microsoft Patch Analysis and Exploitation”.

If you’re looking for more information about the course or have any additional questions please feel free to checkout the course overview here or contact Stephen Sims directly through email (stephen@deadlisting.com)

Note: The new SANS SEC:580Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing” will also be running at SANS London… look for a review of the SEC:660 and SEC:580 courses once the conference concludes.

New Advanced Penetration Testing Class from SANS

Back in 2008, SANS released their Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking class (SEC560). At the time it was listed as “SANS Security 560 is one of the most technically rigorous courses offered by the SANS Institute”. I had the pleasure of taking the class with John Strand back in 2008 and it was a great class, with a lot of great pointers for a penetration tester getting into the business. It was certainly head and shoulders above the other classes on offer.

Since then, the industry has been all about certification. New certs and classes have popped up all over the place. Just over 2 years later, and SANS have just released their new Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking class (SEC660). Incorporating new techniques that build on the previous class. The new class will be given boot camp style (with evening sessions), to maximize the content.

SANS will be running the SEC660 class with Stephen Sims at the December SANS London event… Make sure to book early, if the SEC560 class is anything to go by, then this ones going to be popular!

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