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SANS Institute Las Vegas Security Training to Focus on Early Detection of Breaches and Controlling Damage

  • Bethesda, MD
  • September 10, 2014

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, will return to Las Vegas October 19 - 27 for its annual SANS Network Security 2014. The event will feature more than 40 hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. Top security experts from around the world will share details on the latest threats and provide action plans for building a defensible network.

"With new advanced and emerging threat vectors breaking into networks with relative ease, it is clear a different approach to security is required," said Dr. Eric Cole, keynote presenter and SANS Faculty Fellow. "Organizations must put in place an action plan for building a defensible network that includes early detection and controlling damage. SANS Network Security will arm attendees with a better understanding of what the advance persistent threat really is and how organizations can better prepare to fend off and respond-to potential attacks."

Among the many courses offered at SANS Network Security 2014 is the popular SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking course. Students with the prerequisite knowledge to take this course will walk through dozens of real-world attacks used by the most seasoned penetration testers. SANS also will offer the new SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers course for those wishing to hone their penetration testing skills even further. This course teaches the expertise required to reverse engineer 32-bit and 64-bit applications, perform remote user application and kernel debugging, analyze patches for 1-day exploits, and write complex exploits, such as use-after-free attacks, against modern software and operating systems.

Other new courses being offered at SANS Network Security 2014 include:

  • SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations (full/wait list)
  • FOR526: Memory Forensics In-Depth
  • ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials
  • HOSTED: Embedded Device Security Assessments For The Rest Of Us

For more information about the training event, including a complete list of courses with overviews and instructor bios, 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. (