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Instructors


Keith Palmgren

Keith Palmgren is a Cybersecurity professional with over 30 years of experience specializing in the IT Security field. He is a SANS Senior Instructor and the author of SANS SEC301: "Introduction to Cyber Security."  

Keith also runs a successful security consulting practice, working with corporate leadership and security staff to help lower their organization's risk.  Keith divides his remaining time between freelance writing and his family.


Keith began his career in January 1985 with the U.S. Air Force working with cryptographic keys & codes management. He also worked in, what was at the time, the newly-formed Air Force computer security department. Following the Air Force, Keith joined AT&T/Lucent as a Senior Security Architect working on engagements with the DoD and the National Security Agency.

Later, as Security Consulting Practice Manager for Sprint, Keith built and ran the second largest security consulting practice of its time. He was responsible for all Sprint security consulting worldwide and for leading dozens of security professionals on many consulting engagements across all business spectrums.

During his career, Keith has authored 22 training courses.  The American Council on Education certified seven of those courses as eligible for college credit.  

Keith currently holds ten computer security certifications (CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GCED, GISF, CEH, Security+, Network+, A+, CTT+).

Here is What Students Say About Keith Palmgren:

"Keith Palmgren is an instructor in his own class. He combines a wealth of security knowledge with real-life applicable scenarios and delivers as if he was your own Obi-Wan Kenobi." - Jason Torres, Rush University Medical Center

"Keith Palmgren is a master instructor! He articulates computer technology and security controls in laymen's terms and engages the entire class. I registered with reticence and concluded with an unanticipated level of confidence. Thanks SANS and Keith!" - Rex Pugmire, Workfront, Inc.

Online options available. Train from any location.

Upcoming Courses Taught By Keith Palmgren
Type Course / Location Date Register

Summit
Security Awareness Summit & Training 2019 San Diego, CA
Aug 5, 2019 -
Aug 14, 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
 

Training Event
SANS San Francisco Fall 2019 San Francisco, CA
Sep 23, 2019 -
Sep 28, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Northern VA Fall- Reston 2019 Reston, VA
Sep 30, 2019 -
Oct 5, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS London October 2019 London, United Kingdom
Oct 14, 2019 -
Oct 19, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS Houston 2019 Houston, TX
Oct 28, 2019 -
Nov 2, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS London November 2019 London, United Kingdom
Nov 11, 2019 -
Nov 16, 2019
 

Training Event
SANS San Francisco Winter 2019 San Francisco, CA
Dec 2, 2019 -
Dec 7, 2019
 

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

Training Event
SANS Austin Winter 2020 Austin, TX
Jan 6, 2020 -
Jan 11, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS Security East 2020 New Orleans, LA
Feb 1, 2020 -
Feb 8, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS San Diego 2020 San Diego, CA
Feb 17, 2020 -
Feb 22, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS Northern VA Spring- Reston 2020 Reston, VA
Mar 2, 2020 -
Mar 7, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS San Francisco Spring 2020 San Francisco, CA
Mar 16, 2020 -
Mar 27, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS San Francisco Spring 2020 San Francisco, CA
Mar 16, 2020 -
Mar 27, 2020
 

SelfStudy
Online
Anytime  

OnDemand
Online
Anytime  

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