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SANS Institute to Kick Off 2016 with Las Vegas Information Security Training Event

Will Provide Actionable Steps for Fending Off Increasingly Sophisticated Intrusions

  • Bethesda, MD
  • October 21, 2015

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced SANS Las Vegas 2016 taking place January 9 - 14, 2016. This new information security training event will feature hands-on, immersion-style security training courses in IT security, digital forensics, security management and ICS/SCADA. Course content will offer actionable steps attendees can take to fend off the most complex attacks.

"During a targeted attack, organizations need a top-notch incident response armed with the critical intelligence necessary to understand how adversaries operate and to combat the threat. FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence will train individuals and teams to detect, scope, and select resilient courses of action in response to such intrusions and data breaches," said Mike Cloppert, SANS Instructor. "The information provided in this course will give network defenders information superiority that can be used to reduce an adversary's likelihood of success with each subsequent intrusion attempt."

Attendees of SANS Las Vegas have the opportunity to attend bonus evening sessions which will cover some of the most complex cyber security issues facing organizations today. Including among the evening talks are Evolving Threats & Defenses, Assessing, Testing and Breaking Security Products, Why you Need Continuous Monitoring, and How to bring Advanced Persistent Trickery to the fight against Advanced Persistent Threats.

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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. (