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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 Live Online Europe February 2022 Volume 1, Online | Greenwich Mean Time
February 07, 2022 - February 12, 2022
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

SANS Baltimore Spring 2022, Baltimore
March 14, 2022 - March 19, 2022
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

SANS Baltimore Spring 2022 - Live Online, Online
March 14, 2022 - March 19, 2022
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

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Brad Duncan

Scott Fendley

Jan Kopriva

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 security consultant based in Belgium. Xavier's own company (https://xameco.be) offers services like incident handling, forensic, SOC activities, and pentesting. He holds GCIA, GFCE, GCFA, GXPN, GREM, GDAT, GNFA, GCTI, GPYC SANS certifications but also CISSP, and CISA. Xavier is a SANS Certified Instructor (FOR610 - Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering). His blog about security is https://blog.rootshell.be and he is co-organizer of the BruCON security conference (http://www.brucon.org).

Twitter:@xme

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Upcoming Courses:

SANS Threat Hunting London 2022, Online | Greenwich Mean Time
January 10, 2022 - January 15, 2022
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

SANS Secure Japan 2022, Online | Japan Standard Time
February 28, 2022 - March 05, 2022
Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques

SANS Oslo March 2022, Online | Central European Summer Time
March 28, 2022 - April 02, 2022
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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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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Yee Ching Tok

Tok, Yee Ching

Yee Ching is currently a Ph.D. student at ASSET (Automated Systems SEcuriTy) Research Group in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) under the Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Pillar. He was a recipient of the SG: Digital (SG:D) Postgraduate Scholarship program from Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), and won the Cybersecurity Awards in 2019 under the Professional category for his contributions to the Singapore information security industry. Yee Ching is a SANS Lethal Forensicator and also serves as a Committee Member in the Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP). For more information, please visit https://poppopretn.com/aboutme/.

Twitter:@poppopretn

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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 Cyber Defense Initiative 2021, Washington
December 13, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Defending Web Applications Security Essentials

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2021 - Live Online, Online | US Eastern
December 13, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Defending Web Applications Security Essentials

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2021, Washington
December 13, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Application Security: Securing Web Apps, APIs, and Microservices

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Rob VandenBrink

Remco Verhoef

Rick Wanner

Tom Webb

Daniel Wesemann

Bojan Zdrnja


Upcoming Courses:

SANS Munich February 2022, Online | Central European Time
February 14, 2022 - February 19, 2022
Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

SANS Paris March 2022, Online | Central European Time
March 21, 2022 - March 26, 2022
Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

SANS London April 2022, Online | British Summer Time
April 04, 2022 - April 09, 2022
Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

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