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SANS Institute Announces a Major Upgrade to Its OnSite Training Platform

  • Bethesda, MD
  • February 11, 2015

The recent uptick and intensity of cyber-attacks have increased the range of companies, government agencies, and institutions worldwide that need to strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities. To meet this growing and diversifying demand from its customers, the SANS Institute has upgraded its signature onsite training platform to better reflect its array of flexible training options and benefits.

SANS has officially changed the name of its onsite platform to "Private Training," and the website is now up and available at Visitors will find a more user-friendly site with a fresher, bolder look that still lives up to the SANS standard of being tech-savvy and content rich.

According to a 2014 forecast conducted by the research firm Gartner, total worldwide spending on cybersecurity is expected to grow by 8.2 percent this year and exceed $76 billion. SANS, the global leader in information training, offers across-the-board solutions to companies that want to invest in security training and safeguard their organizational and security challenges. In addition to its training events held around the world, SANS offers live private onsite training, online training, or a combination of both via the SANS Simulcast platform. Private information security training options for commercial groups and government organizations are specifically designed to meet their needs using SANS' top technology and world-class instructors.

"The new platform better reflects the flexibility of training options SANS offers," said Heather Kohls, Director of Private Training. The term 'onsite' seemed to limit us to a traditional classroom environment, but SANS has been offering training to large groups both inside and outside classroom spaces for some time."

Kohls further explained that private training enables SANS instructors to talk candidly with large groups about their specific workplace concerns. "The ability to have private classes allows courseware content to be explained in applicable terms as they relate to each specific customer," she said.

The SANS Simulcast online option gives employees the opportunity to participate remotely in their colleagues' in-person training - a savings that can stretch a company's travel budget.

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