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SANS Announces Two New Hands-on Auditing Courses that will be offered at upcoming Online CyberCon Event to be held April 22 - 27

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 6, 2013

SANS today announced that two of its new, best-selling, hands-on auditing courses will be offered for the first time on-line in a unique, three day, back to back format at SANS CyberCon 2013. This is SANS' premier on-line training event, and Tanya Baccam, course author of both audit courses, will be the instructor.

When describing her experience at last year's SANS CyberCon, Robin Norris, with EMC, stated "Virtual training allows me to sit in my own comfy chair, wearing my comfiest clothes, while being exposed to some of the best thinking in the industry. Plus, there's no exhausting or costly travel!"

Both audit courses being taught live via CyberCon offer a practical and commonsense approach to auditing. Auditors play a critical role in identifying key risks that exists within an organization. However, if auditors do not have the proper training, the right questions are not asked and risks are not properly identified.

Auditing Security and Controls of Oracle Databases: Teaches auditors how to dig into the details and understand how Oracle databases operate and where the risks really exist. Often DBAs and auditors have a hard time communicating since DBAs tend to focus on availability, whereas auditors often need to understand the risks related to confidentiality and integrity. This course gives auditors the knowledge they need to communicate and effectively bridge this gap, thereby identifying and assisting in managing risk. The course provides scripts, knowledge and information needed to do an in-depth audit of an Oracle database. Course length: three days - six hours of course work each day.

Auditing Security and Controls of Active Directory and Windows: Gives auditors a comprehensive understanding of how Active Directory and Windows works and where to look for potential risk. Students are provided detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to query and analyze the data received as part of an audit. Course length: three days - six hours of course work each day.

Receive a $150 discount (per audit course) and save on travel expenses by registering today at:

Enter Discount Code: AUD444_445

The audit courses also highlight the key steps that should be conducted to exhibit professional due care when doing an audit of these technologies. The key steps are highlighted and discussed throughout the course. Both courses promise to provide knowledge an auditor can use as soon as they return to the workplace.

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