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SANS Institute Returns to D.C. for SANSFIRE 2013 with Evening Talks by the Internet Storm Center Incident Handlers

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 18, 2013

SANS today announced that it is returning to the Hilton Washington campus for SANSFIRE 2013. Slated for June 15 - 22, SANSFIRE 2013 will offer students 40 information security courses taught by the top practitioners in the industry.

For more than 10 years, the Internet Storm Center (ISC) has provided free analysis and warning to the Internet community. Each evening during SANSFIRE 2013, the ISC incident handlers will share riveting talks on their most interesting experiences and newest cyber hazards. Some of this year's highlights include a talk by ISC incident handler Rob VandenBrink about the security aspects of Fiber Channel. Jim Clausing will teach attendees how to build an automated Android malware analysis lab.

"SANS courses focus on what you really need to know to quickly improve the security in your organization," said Adan Lopez Sanchez with Jazz Aviation a previous SANSFIRE student. Tri Bui, with the City of Los Angeles, adds "Attending security training from SANS gives me broader perspective to prepare/respond to threats/risks in the work environment to support my business/org needs."

22 of the hands-on courses at SANSFIRE 2013 are associated with a GIAC Certification. GIAC Certification holders possess comprehensive network security skills to protect critical IT infrastructure.

Attendees will also benefit from the 'State of the Internet' panel discussion with moderators Dr. Johannes Ullrich and Marcus Sachs. This is the greatest opportunity to meet ISC incident handlers from around the world. Panelists include Richard Porter, Jim Clausing, Rob VandenBrink, Russ McRee, Manuel Humberto Santander Palaez, and Jason Lam. 'State of the Internet' will be held the evening of June 17th.

In conjunction with SANSFIRE 2013, SANS will host NetWars Tournament Play competition, an intense interactive, cyber range challenge environment for computer attacks and defenses. NetWars will be held on June 21 and 22.

For more information about the training event including special events and SANS@Night evening bonus sessions, course overviews and GIAC Certification, or to register, please visit:

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The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today, SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals in government and commercial institutions worldwide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at In-Person and Live Online cyber security training events, and more than 50 courses are available anytime, anywhere with our OnDemand platform. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers a master’s degree, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cyber security. SANS Security Awareness, a division of SANS, provides organizations with a complete and comprehensive security awareness solution, enabling them to easily and effectively manage their ‘human’ cybersecurity risk. SANS also delivers a wide variety of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, webcasts, podcasts, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to support and educate the global information security community. (