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SANS Institute Offers New Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations Course at Scottsdale Training Event

New Proactive Approach Focuses on Early Detection and Monitoring

  • Bethesda, MD
  • January 5, 2015

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, is offering its newly-released course, SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations, at its Scottsdale training event February 16 - 21, 2015. Designed specifically for cyber security professionals, the course focuses on a new proactive approach to early detection and monitoring. Through timely detection and continuous monitoring of networks and systems, more and more organizations are successfully thwarting the efforts of cyber attackers.

SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations will provide students with specific skills to understand new attack capabilities and continue to develop new and effective security solutions. This comprehensive course will be offered along with six other leading cyber security courses at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

From bots, worms, viruses, spyware, and malware to hacking, the number of cyber intrusions is growing and cyber criminals are not letting up. Organizations that want to improve their security must be able to identify critical assets, map those assets against likely threats, and determine a business's most significant security vulnerabilities. Dr. Eric Cole, industry expert and Cyber Defense Curriculum lead at SANS Institute, says, "SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations is a course whose time has come."

Not only will students have access to information about the current state of traditional security architecture, but they will also learn how to actually build the network and endpoint security. The Defensible Security Architecture, Network Security Monitoring (NSM)/Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM)/Continuous Security Monitoring (CSM), taught in this course will transition students to a proactive approach that is focused on early detection and response to a potential security breach versus the traditional reactive approach. The knowledge they gain from this course will greatly increase their understanding and enhance their skills in implementing continuous monitoring utilizing the NIST framework.

For additional information or to register for the training at SANS Scottsdale 2015 including SEC511 and other top SANS courses, please visit:

For those unable to attend the training in-person, the SEC511 course is also available via SANS OnDemand. To register for the online training course, please visit:

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