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Instructors


Erik Van Buggenhout

Erik Van Buggenhout is the lead author of SEC599 - Defeating Advanced Adversaries. In addition to SEC599, Erik teaches SEC560 - Network Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking and SEC542 - Web Application Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking. He has been involved with SANS since 2009, first as a Mentor, working his way to Community Instructor in 2012 and finally becoming a Certified Instructor in 2016.

Erik loves explaining deeply technical concepts by using war stories, adding a few funny anecdotes here and there. As a testimony of his technical expertise, he has obtained the GSE, GCIA, GNFA, GPEN, GWAPT, GCIH, and GSEC certifications.

In addition to his work with SANS, Erik is the co-founder of Belgian cyber security firm NVISO, which focuses on high-end cyber security services, specializing in government, defense and the financial sector. Together with his team of 20+ technical experts, Erik delivers a wide array of technical security services, including penetration testing, security monitoring & incident response.

Prior to NVISO, Erik spent five years at Big 4 firm, starting as a junior penetration tester and evolving into a subject matter expert for the EMEA region.

A self-confessed speed walker, if you see Erik rushing around at a conference: feel free to stop him and say "Hi!"

Here is What Students Say About Eric Van Buggenhout:

"Erik is a great instructor. The course as a whole has been amazing, the way Erik prepared and taught it." - Wouter Doerflein, Ordina

Online options available. Train from any location.

Upcoming Courses Taught By Erik Van Buggenhout
Type Course / Location Date Register

Training Event
SANS Cyber Defence Japan 2019 Tokyo, Japan
Jul 1, 2019 -
Jul 13, 2019
 

Summit
SANS Pen Test Hackfest Europe 2019 Berlin, Germany
Jul 22, 2019 -
Jul 28, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Virginia Beach 2019 Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 19, 2019 -
Aug 30, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Network Security 2019 Las Vegas, NV
Sep 9, 2019 -
Sep 16, 2019
 

Summit
Purple Team Summit & Training 2019 Las Colinas, TX
Oct 21, 2019 -
Oct 28, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Gulf Region 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nov 16, 2019 -
Nov 28, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019 Washington, DC
Dec 10, 2019 -
Dec 17, 2019
 

SelfStudy
Online
Anytime  

OnDemand
Online
Anytime  

*Course contents may vary depending upon location, see specific event description for details.