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SANSFIRE 2012

Washington, DC | Fri, Jul 6 - Sun, Jul 15, 2012

Dear Colleague,

For more than 10 years, the Internet Storm Center has been providing free analysis and warning to our community. Have you read Bojan's malware analysis articles? Have you seen Manuel's first hand insights into SCADA? Are you using Guy's DNS blackhole? Are you aware of our various data collections?

SANSFIRE 2012 is not just another training event. It is our annual "ISC Powered" event. It is your chance to meet some of our handlers face to face, to listen to what they have to report about, and to ask questions about topics that interest you.

SANS will return to the Hilton Washington & Towers, Washington DC, July 6-15, with more than 40 courses. Each evening, the ISC handlers share riveting talks on their most interesting experiences and newest cyber hazards. These special presentations are free to everyone who attends a course at SANSFIRE 2012.

SANSFIRE 2012 hosts world-class instructors teaching top-quality SANS courses covering penetration testing and hacker exploits, security, management, wireless, forensics, secure coding, and much more. See our Event-at-a-Glance page for the whole list of courses and links to course descriptions. We also have 13 one-and two-day courses to round out your training, which if taken with a five- or six-day course, will be available at approximately 50 percent of the normal tuition fee. Just added: DEV 522, DEV 541, DEV 544 will include the GIAC cert. attempt.

All SANS courses directly address the kinds of incidents reported by the Internet Storm Center in their daily diaries. And, it's a SANS promise that what you learn you'll be able to apply immediately back at the office. Here is what past SANSFIRE attendees told us:

Conference was filled with great presenters who are top experts in their corresponding fields. Great class! - Dave Atkinson, SCMC

This was the best IT training I have attended. I am confident the tools and knowledge I learned this week will prove helpful. - Sarah Hesters, Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission

The best IT security class I have taken...the information is practical and useful in the real world. - Keisha Marston, NRC

Our conference location is the Hilton Washington & Towers. Discounted room rates of $199 S/D are available for SANS students through June 14. Government per diem rooms are available with proper ID. You must call the hotel and specifically ask for this rate (1-800-HILTONS). These special SANS rates include high-speed internet in your room. See our Event Location page to learn for about this hotel and its surroundings.

On January 17, 2012, Microsoft and other members of the Internet Society announced the World IPv6 Launch, the kickoff of a broad industry effort to permanently enable the next generation Internet Protocol (IPv6). Attend the one-day Security Impact of IPv6 Summit being held July 6th in conjunction with SANSFIRE and listen to one-hour discussions and panel dialogues from IPv6 security experts, ISPs, early adopters and vendors. The Summit will discuss: what will change, how can you use new security features in IPv6 to your advantage, what works and doesn't work in real networks, what type of slowdowns or security failures might happen? Attend and walk away with answers from some of the people who have already used IPv6, in large networks, for a few years. Figure out how home users who need to connect to your network will be impacted by ISPs switching to IPv6 and how quickly you need to be ready, as well as what you need to do right now.

Can't make it to SANSFIRE this year? You can still be part of the action! SANS is proud to announce that SEC401, MGT414, SEC560, FOR508, and MGT433 will be Simulcast LIVE from DC. Students who register for a Simulcast class will attend remotely by logging into a virtual classroom and joining the live class. Learn More

SANS training is the best there is. Conferences are always smooth running and well planned. Events are good or great, amenities are complete. - Jonathan Schulman, U.S. Army Data Center Fairfield

Plus, register for SANSFIRE 2012 by May 23, and you can receive a $500 tuition fee discount.

You won't want to miss SANSFIRE 2012!

P.S. If you are not part of the active defensive community, we appreciate your continued support by submitting your logs and helping us make a difference: http://isc.sans.org/howto.html

Marcus Sachs
Director, SANS Internet Storm Center

Johannes Ullrich,
Chief Research Officer, SANS