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Cybersecurity Expert, Eric Conrad, to Keynote SANS Reston Virginia Cybersecurity Training Event

Address to Spotlight the Importance of Continuous Monitoring for Timely Detection of Intrusions

  • Bethesda, MD
  • February 3, 2016

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced renowned cybersecurity expert, Eric Conrad, will deliver the keynote address at SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2016 taking place April 4-9. Conrad will discuss a new proactive approach to security, continuous monitoring, which is essential for early detection of an intrusion, or successfully thwarting the efforts of attackers altogether.

According to Conrad, "It is no longer a question of if a breach will occur but when. Organizations that continue to focus security efforts solely on perimeter defense are setting themselves up for costly failures. Because threats are inevitable, the ability to detect and stop an intrusion in a timely manner is essential to minimizing damage. Without continuous monitoring, it can be weeks and even months before an intrusion is discovered which can result in significant damage. Join me as I share how to be successful with continuous monitoring."

SANS NOVA - Reston attendees wanting to dig deeper into continuous monitoring, have the opportunity to attend Conrad and Seth Misenar's new co-authored course SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations. The techniques taught in this course will help students best position their organization and/or Security Operations Center (SOC) to analyze threats and detect anomalies that could indicate cybercriminal behavior.

The event will feature many other comprehensive hands-on technical training courses taught by some of the best instructors in the industry. Most of the courses offered at SANS NOVA - Reston will prepare students for DoD 8570 and GIAC approved certification exams. A sampling of these courses include SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN), SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GSEC), SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth (GCIA), and more.

SANS Northern Virginia - Reston is located just moments from Washington Dulles International Airport and a short drive to Washington D.C. For a complete list of courses, or to register for the event, please visit:

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