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SANS Institute to Talk Absolute Security Truths at Arlington, Virginia Cyber Security Training

Insight Will Help Organizations Improve their Security Posture

  • Bethesda, MD
  • July 21, 2015

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced SANS Crystal City 2015 taking place September 8-13 in Arlington, Virginia. In addition to hands-on immersion style security training courses, the event will feature a number of bonus evening discussions. Included among the evening discussions, SANS Instructor and cyber security expert, Keith Palmgren will detail the 14 absolute truths of security.

According to Palmgren, there are 14 security facts that remain true regardless of circumstance, network topology, organizational type, or any other variable. "The ability to recognize these 14 absolute truths and how they affect a security program can lead to a much more successful security program. On the other hand, failing to recognize these truths can prove very costly. Join me as I detail each of the 14 absolute truths, what they mean to security managers and to the security posture of an organization."

SANS Crystal City 2015 will feature cyber security training courses for security professionals at all levels. Many of these security courses are aligned with DoD Directive 8570 and all the courses at this event are associated with GIAC Certifications. Included among the courses being offered is the recently updated SEC301: Intro to Information Security, FOR408: Windows Forensic Analysis, ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials, AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters & Systems, and more. For a complete listing of courses and bonus evening sessions, or to register for the training event, 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. (