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Baltimore 2013

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Oct 14 - Sat, Oct 19, 2013
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The Most Intense Information Security Training in Maryland

SANS returns to Maryland for SANS Baltimore 2013 this October. Now more than ever, hands-on, immersion information security training experience will set you apart from others in the field. So, register today for SANS Baltimore 2013 and get the best computer security training money can buy.

Many of our courses in IT audit, IT security, computer forensics, and security management are associated with GIAC certifications for managers and technical staff alike. GIAC is nearing 50,000 certified professionals who keep the Cybersecurity industry safe. Your GIAC certification can serve as proof that you can put the skills you'll learn to practical use to protect your organization's assets.

Our cutting-edge courses have been selling out, so don't miss the opportunity to take one of them at this event. We would like to bring to your attention our two new audit courses:

AUD444: Auditing Security and Controls of Active Directory and Windows
Auditors need to be able to understand how Active Directory operates and the key business risks that are present. This course was written to teach auditors how to identify and assess those business risks. Active Directory and Windows systems are typically well known and utilized within organizational infrastructures. However, they can be difficult to audit since there are a large number of settings on the end system. This course provides the tools and techniques to effectively conduct an Active Directory and Windows audit, and while doing so identify key business process controls that may be missing. Students have the opportunity to look at the business process controls and then how those can be verified by looking at Active Directory and the Windows systems that exist. Plus, students are given the knowledge to be able to add additional value as part of their audits by being able to identify the technology risks that may have been overlooked. The hands-on exercises reinforce the topics discussed in order to give students the opportunity to conduct an audit on their own Windows systems, as well as understand the different security options that Windows provides.

AUD445: Auditing Security and Controls of Oracle Databases
Over the past few years we have seen attackers target data since there is a financial incentive to being able to compromise valuable data. The media seems to be reporting new data compromises constantly. That means auditors need to be effectively auditing the controls that should exist to protect this valuable organizational asset. Oracle Databases often store the data that's being targeted. Oracle Databases are very complex and challenging to audit! Auditors need to be able to effectively audit the processes and controls in place around the database to ensure the asset is being properly protected and the risks properly managed.

This course provides all of the details, including the IT process, procedural and technical controls, that you as an auditor should look for when conducting an Oracle database audit. Even better, you have the opportunity to get firsthand experience extracting and interpreting data from a live Oracle Database which allows you to be able to return and immediately conduct an Oracle Database audit. By getting hands-on experience, you get a better understanding of exactly how an Oracle Database operates and what data is available for audit purposes. The course is also put together in such a way that you can add additional value to the business and provide further security recommendations and benefits for the database being audited.

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SANS Baltimore 2013 takes place at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards- in the downtown Inner Harbor district. It is close to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Ravens' Stadium. A special discounted rate of $199 S/D will be honored based on space availability. This special rate is only available until September 23, 2013. Government per diem rooms are available with proper ID. You must call the hotel and specifically ask for this rate. These rates will include high-speed Internet in your room.

When you attend SANS Baltimore 2013, you will see the SANS promise in action - what you learn in the classroom you will be able to use immediately upon returning to the office. Here's what some of our past attendees had to say:

SANS seeks out and employs professionals who are passionate and knowledgeable about their craft. Thank you! - Eugene Alexeen, Colorado Interactive
It's just freaking cool to learn all the exploits & how they can affect networks & people's businesses if utilized. Interesting, eye-opening. - Troy D. Gritton, UPS

With a reputation for being the most trusted source for information security training and an eagerness to help you meet your training objectives, SANS is the best choice for IT security education. So let your colleagues and friends know about SANS Baltimore 2013. We look forward to seeing you all!