Threat Level: green Handler on Duty: Johannes Ullrich

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Volunteer incident handlers donate their valuable time to analyze detects and anomalies, and post a daily diary of their analysis and thoughts on the Storm Center web site. Below you will find Handler details including personal pages, additional scripts or papers, or whatever the respective handler is interested in offering. All content is owned by the respective handler.

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Current Handlers

John Bambenek

Bambenek, John

John Bambenek is President of Bambenek Labs, a threat intelligence and digital investigations firm. He has spent 20 years in the industry helping research emerging threats and leading large-scale intelligence sharing communities to engage in targeted disruption of criminal activities online. He has developed a variety of techniques to conduct digital surveillance that is used to monitor domain generation algorithms and malware configurations which are used by thousands of organizations world-wide. In addition, he tracks financial transactions of various neonazi and supremacist individuals and organizations. He has spoken at conferences around the world, has published two books in addition to several book chapters and articles, and he once appears on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Twitter:@bambenek

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Guy Bruneau

Bruneau, Guy

Guy has a B.A. (IT) from University of Quebec and holds the prestigious GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification as well as the GIAC GSEC(G), GCIA(G), GCIH(G), GCUX(G), GCFA, GPEN certifications.

Twitter:@guybruneau

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Jim Clausing


Upcoming Courses:

SANS Gulf Region 2020, Online | Gulf Standard Time
November 07, 2020 - November 12, 2020
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

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Brad Duncan

Russell Eubanks


Upcoming Courses:

SANS Stay Sharp: Europe 2020, Online | Central European Time
November 23, 2020 - November 24, 2020
Driving Cybersecurity Change - Establishing a Culture of Protect, Detect and Respond

Security Awareness Summit & Training 2020, Online | US Central
December 01, 2020 - December 02, 2020
Driving Cybersecurity Change - Establishing a Culture of Protect, Detect and Respond

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2020, Online | US Eastern
December 14, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Leading Cybersecurity Change: Building a Security-Based Culture

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Scott Fendley

Deborah Hale

Jan Kopriva

Kevin Liston

Kyle Lysek

Renato Marinho

Marinho, Renato

Renato Marinho is Chief Research Officer at Morphus Labs. His journey in the area began in 2001, when he created Nettion, one of the first firewalls to use the contemporary UTM (Unified Threat Management) concept. Experienced in cyber security, Marinho was internationally recognized in 2016 by his research that unveiled Mamba, the first full disk encryption ransomware. At Morphus Labs, he oversees research, innovation and development of new products. Master and PhD candidate in Applied Informatics, he is also professor at University of Fortaleza teaching Computer Forensics in the post-graduate course. He is also a speaker having presented at Ignite Cybersecurity Conference, BSides Delaware, BSides Vienna, WSKS Portugal and Brazilian CSIRTs Forum.

Twitter:@renato_marinho

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Russ McRee

Xavier Mertens

Mertens, Xavier

Xavier Mertens is a freelance cyber security consultant based in Belgium. Xavier started his own company (https://xavier.mertens.consulting) in 2013 to offer pentesting, incident handling and forensic services. He holds GIAC,GFCE, GCFA, GXPN & GREM certifications and is also CISSP and CISA. Xavier has a blog about security (https://blog.rootshell.be) and is co-organizer of the BruCON security conference (http://www.brucon.org).

Twitter:@xme

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Upcoming Courses:

SANS Paris November 2020, Online | Central European Time
November 02, 2020 - November 07, 2020
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

SANS Frankfurt November 2020, Online | Central European Time
November 30, 2020 - December 05, 2020
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

SANS Threat Hunting Europe 2021, Online | Greenwich Mean Time
January 11, 2021 - January 16, 2021
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

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Richard Porter

Marcus Sachs

Manuel Humberto Santander Pelaez

Santander Pelaez, Manuel Humberto

Mr. Santander Pelaez currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer of Puntos Colombia S.A.S. . in Medellin,Colombia. His areas of interest are Intrusion Detection, Computer Forensics, Incident Response, SCADA Security, Network Design and cyberwarfare.

Twitter:@manuelsantander

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Kevin Shortt

Didier Stevens

Stevens, Didier

Didier Stevens (Microsoft MVP Consumer Security) holds many certifications from SANS, Microsoft, Cisco, ... He is a Senior Analyst (NVISO https://www.nviso.be). Didier started his own company in 2012 to provide IT security training services (http://DidierStevensLabs.com). You can find his open source security tools on his IT security related blog at https://blog.DidierStevens.com.

Twitter:@DidierStevens

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Johannes Ullrich

Ullrich, Johannes

Dr. Johannes Ullrich is the Dean of Research and a faculty member of the SANS Technology Institute. In November of 2000, Johannes started the DShield.org project, which he later integrated into the Internet Storm Center. His work with the Internet Storm Center has been widely recognized. In 2004, Network World named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry. Secure Computing Magazine named him in 2005 one of the Top 5 influential IT security thinkers. His research interests include IPv6, Network Traffic Analysis and Secure Software Development. Johannes is regularly invited to speak at conferences and has been interviewed by major publications, radio as well as TV stations. He is a member of the SANS Technology Institute's Faculty and Administration as well as Curriculum and Long Range Planning Committee. As chief research officer for the SANS Institute, Johannes is currently responsible for the GIAC Gold program. Prior to working for SANS, Johannes worked as a lead support engineer for a Web development company and as a research physicist. Johannes holds a PhD in Physics from SUNY Albany and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. More Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/johannesullrich

Twitter:@johullrich

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Upcoming Courses:

SANS San Diego Fall 2020, Online | US Pacific
November 16, 2020 - November 21, 2020
Intrusion Detection In-Depth

SANS Frankfurt November 2020, Online | Central European Time
November 30, 2020 - December 05, 2020
Intrusion Detection In-Depth

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2020, Online | US Eastern
December 14, 2020 - December 19, 2020
Defending Web Applications Security Essentials

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Rob VandenBrink

Remco Verhoef

Rick Wanner

Tom Webb

Daniel Wesemann

Bojan Zdrnja