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SANS 2015 in Orlando Offers World-Class Cyber Security Training for InfoSec Professionals at All Levels

Attendees Will Learn the Latest Tools and Techniques Necessary to Protect Organizations and Advance their Skills

  • Bethesda, MD
  • February 12, 2015

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced SANS 2015 in Orlando, FL taking place April 11 - 18. SANS 2015 is one of SANS' most extensive security training events and offers hands-on, immersion-style information security training for budding and seasoned security professionals. Attendees will learn the latest offensive and defensive techniques necessary to protect an organization against today's most complex cyber attacks.

InfoSec professionals just starting their career will benefit from SANS' SEC301: Intro to Information Security course. This course, which has been extensively updated, will help students gain the foundational knowledge necessary to implement sound security practices. Students will learn to be more effective security practitioners and gain the knowledge necessary to move into more advanced training courses including SANS SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style. SEC301: Intro to Information Security will be taught by cyber security expert, Keith Palmgren.

"To be successful in the cyber security field a strong foundation in information security is essential," said Keith Palmgren, SANS Certified Instructor. "SANS Orlando offers a unique opportunity for security professionals at every level to learn about the latest threats, techniques and tools to help their organization. For those just entering the field, for those looking to advance their career, and for those who just need a solid foundation in security terms and technologies, the ongoing education that is offered through SANS is a must."

For more seasoned InfoSec professionals, SANS will offer an extensive list of courses to challenge and elevate their security knowledge. Attendees at all levels will learn about the latest techniques and tools to help protect an organization and advance their career. Students also have the opportunity to test their skills and learn new skills, by participating in SANS' interactive online tournaments, CORE NetWars and DFIR NetWars.

CORE NetWars is accessible to a broad level of player skill ranges in a variety of vital hands-on information security topics including vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, incident response, and system hardening. NetWars is split into separate levels so that new players can dig in with easier challenges while advanced players may quickly move through earlier stages to the level of their expertise. DFIR NetWars is the ideal practice field for digital forensic and incident response professionals. Designed for individuals or teams, DFIR NetWars tournament allows each player to progress through multiple skill levels of increasing difficulty, learning first-hand how to solve key challenges they might experience during a serious incident.

For more information on SANS 2015 in Orlando, including a complete list of courses 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. (