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SANS Makes Cyber Security Training More Accessible with 15% Discount on Online Training Courses

  • Bethesda, MD

SANS today announced that it will offer a special 15% discount on its online courses through April 10, 2013. SANS' online courses were developed to meet the needs of information security professionals who cannot travel to training events due to personal or professional commitments or travel budget restrictions.

"While travel budgets may disappear, cyber threats do not," said Steve Peterson, Director of Online Training. "SANS' online training courses are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a convenient, affordable way for students to get top notch security training without incurring travel costs. By providing discounted rates we are making these courses even more accessible to budget constrained InfoSec professionals."

Key reasons students cite for taking SANS' online courses include:

  1. Greater Convenience
    Infosec professionals have busy lives filled with personal and professional commitments. SANS online training allows professionals to train at times and locations that are most convenient for them.
  2. Flexibility
    SANS offers different types of online training to meet an individual's unique learning needs. Students have the option of live, interactive instruction or pre-recorded, self-directed learning.
  3. Repeatability
    All SANS online training courses can be replayed as often as needed for several months. By providing students with the ability to review courses multiple times, students are able to review challenging concepts until they are mastered while specific details that may be forgotten can be easily looked up as needed.
  4. World-Class
    SANS online training courses are taught by top-rated instructors. By offering courses online, students have the opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in security without leaving their home or office.

SANS offers a variety of online training formats, so students can pick the format that works best with their schedule and learning style including:

vLive classes are live courses that meet in an interactive virtual classroom two evenings a week for six weeks. vLive classes are ideal for students who appreciate a structured yet relaxed learning experience.

CyberCon is an online training event where students attend a live online course as well as optional bonus sessions and talks. CyberCon meets for six continuous days, so it is perfect for students who wish to complete their training quickly.

OnDemand is an e-learning system that offers the ultimate in flexibility. Over 25 pre-recorded SANS courses are available via OnDemand at any time. OnDemand is an excellent option for students who prefer self-directed learning or who need training immediately.

To learn more about the special 15% savings, and the courses available from vLive, CyberCon, and OnDemand, or to register, please visit:

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About SANS Institute

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. (