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SANS Institute Returns to New Orleans with Critical Security Training for IT Professionals

  • Bethesda, MD
  • December 19, 2013

SANS today announced its upcoming Security East 2014 training in New Orleans, LA, January 20 - 25. Training courses will be offered for cybersecurity and Infosec professionals at all levels.

To help students just starting their information security career, SANS will offer SEC301: Intro to Information Security. This course will help students develop the skills needed to bridge the gap that often exists between managers and system administrators. It will also help students learn to communicate effectively with personnel in all departments and at all levels within your organization. Fred Kerby, security expert and author of Security 301 will be teaching the class in New Orleans.

When describing his experience taking the SEC301 at a recent training event, Robert Smith, with CMS, stated "The information is immediately usable in the organization. Moreover, Mr. Kerby makes the presentation interesting and real-world, as well as practical and beneficial."

For more seasoned security professionals that want to hone their skills to detect and prevent intrusions, SANS is offering SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth. This course will provide students with the core knowledge, tools, and techniques necessary to defend networks. Mike Poor, senior security analyst and author of the Snort series of books will be teaching Security 503 in New Orleans.

"This course is valuable for anyone interested in IDS. Mike's knowledge and willingness to help you understand the material are unlike any other training I've been to. Great course and instructor," said Dannie Arnold with the U.S. Army a previous student of the SEC503 course.

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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