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Press Release: SANS Institute Updates Popular Intrusion Detection Resource for Information Security Professionals

Jim McMillan and Algis Kibirkstis
November 2009

Press Release
The SANS Institute
Tel: (808) 823-1375
Email: stephen@sans.edu

San Francisco, California (November 12, 2009): Jim McMillan and Algis Kibirkstis, post-graduate students with the SANS Technological Institute (STI), have completed an update to the Intrusion Detection FAQ, the Internet's most trusted site for vendor neutral intrusion detection information.

This update, consisting of six new sections and four revisions, was a joint written project between McMillan and Kibirkstis that was submitted as part of the STI master's program degree requirements. This latest refresh includes references to current malicious attack patterns, new and emerging technologies, and the Windows 7 operating system. Specific areas of focus include user identity and accountability, geolocation capabilities, data visualization, and the acknowledgement of Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS) as the clear successor to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) in today's information system environments.

The Intrusion Detection FAQ is posted at the following location: http://www.sans.org/security-resources/idfaq/?ref=3741

Jim McMillan has over 20 years experience in IT security. He holds several highly regarded security certifications including 6 GIAC certifications, CISSP and CISM certifications. He has experience in consulting, military, law enforcement and energy arenas.

Algis Kibirkstis is an experienced information systems security specialist. He is currently the security architect for the hosting services division of Nuance Communications. He holds several security- related certifications including the GIAC GAWN, GCIH, GCPM and GCUX.

SANS is a thought leader in information security making The SANS Technology Institute one of the nation's leading security graduate schools that grants Masters degrees in information security. Students are taught to be leaders with a demonstrated track record of leadership, knowledge and expertise in information technology and security. At SANS, the wisdom of industry and business, college academia and practical skills merge as students are taught by leaders with a demonstrated track record of leadership, knowledge and expertise in information technology and security.

The SANS Institute is the most respected and by far the largest provider of advanced cybersecurity education and certification. SANS' 83,000 alumni operate and manage cybersecurity capabilities in more than 60 countries. In addition to the Internet Storm Center, the open source early warning system for the Internet, it manages the Software Security Institute, which is setting standards for and developing certifications for measuring secure application development skills.

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