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SANS Institute Heads to Northern Virginia offering new cutting-edge Advanced Web App Pen Testing and Ethical Hacking Training and More!

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 7, 2013

SANS today announced that its new cutting-edge Advanced Web App Pen Testing and Ethical Hacking course along with six other top-rated courses are coming to SANS Northern Virginia, April 8 - 13.

Kevin Johnson, penetration testing expert and author of SEC642: Advanced Web App Pen Testing and Ethical Hacking, states "Today's threats are more targeted and more complex. This course provides a deep understanding of how the various targets work, their usage of encryption and web application firewalling, and how to perform vulnerability discovery and exploitation against these items. Students will learn how to expand past the methodology and focus on the how, when they are presented with the challenges of web penetration testing."

When describing his experience taking the SEC642 course at a recent training event, Brian Houlihan, with National Credit Union Administration, adds "Subject material is current. Instructor is a pro. Great stuff. I'll be back."

This course will be taught by SANS Certified Instructor Justin Searle at the Sheraton Reston campus along with six other hands-on training courses in IT security and IT management. Learn from these other top information security experts including Dr. Eric Cole, Rob Lee, James Tarala, Eric Conrad, Ted Demopoulos, and Joshua Wright.

For more information about the training event including special events and SANS@Night evening bonus sessions including Pen Testing Web Apps with Python presented by Justin Searle, course overviews and GIAC Certification, or to register, please visit:

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