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SANS Institute Heads to Bay Area Offering some of Its Most Popular Information Security Courses

  • Bethesda, MD
  • May 16, 2013

SANS today announced that many of its most popular courses are coming to SANS San Francisco 2013, July 29 - August 3. SANS' courses will tackle some of today's most complex security issues including hacker techniques, exploits and incidents, mobile device security, computer forensic analysis and incident response, and much more.

Dr. Eric Cole, information security expert and author of SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender, states "In Security 501, SANS has decided to give students just what they have been asking for, and I am beyond thrilled with the results. We have identified core foundation areas that compliment SEC401 with no overlap and continue to build a solid security foundation for network practitioners." Dr. Cole will be teaching this six-day program at San Francisco.

"The information taught is valuable and applicable. It does not matter what your job functions are at your company, you will definitely find value in this course," said Leslie Morales with SouthWest Research Institute after taking SEC501.

When describing his experience taking the FOR508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response course at a recent SANS training event, Kevin Lees with USNA, stated "This course doesn't just train you on tools, it teaches you about the system as a whole where important information is saved then how to extract that information." Alissa Torres, SANS Certified Instructor and Incident Handler at Mandiant will be teaching this six-day program in San Francisco.

SANS San Francisco will provide students with hands-on immersion training with the highest-quality courseware in the industry taught by instructors that are industry experts and real-world practitioners.

For more information about the training event including course overviews, and GIAC Certification, or to register, please visit:

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