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SANS Institute to Host Cyber Defense Initiative ® (CDI) 2013 Hands-On Training

Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2013 is powered by NetWars - Tournament Play, a Cyber Range Competition, and Includes Second Annual Tournament of Champions!

  • Bethesda, MD
  • October 23, 2013

To help meet the needs of the cyber security community to defend against the latest cyber-attacks, SANS will host more than 25 courses at Cyber Defense Initiative ® (CDI), December 12 - 19 in Washington, DC. SANS specialized IT security courses will cover the latest cyber-attacks, how they work, and what works to stop them.

SANS CDI 2013 features NetWars - Tournament Play, a hands-on interactive learning environment that enables security professionals to develop and master the skills they need to excel in their field. The NetWars competition will be played in the evenings, December 15-16 and is available FREE to CDI attendees taking a five or six day class, while seats last.

The GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB) certification that is associated with the SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking course is now available. The new GMOB certification ensures that your security professionals know, and can mitigate, the risks to your environment presented by mobile devices. The SEC575 course taught by SANS Certified Instructor Christopher Crowley now has enhanced coverage of Blackberry 10, Apple IOS, and Android devices. "With the mad rush towards mobile device adoption at the point of sale and industry regulations and laws struggling to keep up, thank goodness SANS helps companies maintain secure operations, " stated Dean Altman with Discount Tire, a recent SANS training event attendee.

SANS CDI 2013 will feature GIAC approved training taught by some of today's top practitioners in IT security. For a complete list of courses and course overviews, including associated GIAC certifications and 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. (