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John Strand

SANS Senior Instructor & Owner, Black Hills Information Security

John Strand is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute. He teaches SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling; SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking; SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing; and SEC464: Hacker Guard: Security Baseline Training for IT Administrators and Operations with Continuing Education. John is the course co-author of SANS 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling.

When not teaching for SANS, John co-hosts Security Weekly, the world's largest computer security podcast. He is the owner of Black Hills Information Security, specializing in penetration testing and security architecture services. He is also the author of Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense. He has presented for the FBI, NASA, the NSA, and at DefCon. In his spare time he writes loud rock music and makes various futile attempts at fly-fishing

John Strand is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute and course author of the SANS SEC550: Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures and Cyber Deception course (Bryce Galbraith is the lead instructor for SEC550).


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