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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

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
 

Simulcast
Online
Feb 3, 2020 -
Feb 7, 2020
 

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

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

Training Event
SANS Dallas 2020 Dallas, TX
Mar 9, 2020 -
Mar 14, 2020
 

Simulcast
Online
Mar 9, 2020 -
Mar 14, 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
 

Simulcast
Online
Mar 16, 2020 -
Mar 20, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS 2020 Orlando, FL
Apr 3, 2020 -
Apr 10, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS 2020 Orlando, FL
Apr 3, 2020 -
Apr 10, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS Baltimore Spring 2020 Baltimore, MD
Apr 27, 2020 -
May 2, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS Security West 2020 San Diego, CA
May 6, 2020 -
May 13, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS San Antonio 2020 San Antonio, TX
May 17, 2020 -
May 22, 2020
 

Simulcast
Online
May 17, 2020 -
May 21, 2020
 

Training Event
SANS New Orleans 2020 New Orleans, LA
Jun 8, 2020 -
Jun 13, 2020
 

Training Event
SANSFIRE 2020 Washington, DC
Jun 13, 2020 -
Jun 20, 2020
 

SelfStudy
Online
Anytime  

OnDemand
Online
Anytime  

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