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SANSFIRE Washington, D.C. Training Event to Feature More than 45 Cutting-Edge Courses for InfoSec and Cybersecurity Professionals of Every Level

Bonus Evening Discussions Presented by ISC Handlers

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 15, 2016

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the agenda for SANSFIRE 2016 taking place in Washington, D.C., June 11-18. SANSFIRE will feature more than 45 hands-on immersion style training courses and bonus evening sessions led by SANS' Internet Storm Center (ISC) incident handlers. Each evening, ISC handlers will share riveting talks on their most interesting experiences and newest cyber hazards.

According to Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D., CTO, SANS Internet Storm Center, "We are observing how the criminal business models are rapidly evolving. Instead of building large and complex botnets for DDoS attacks or stealing data like credit card numbers, ransomware is becoming the primary business model for cyber criminals. We need to adjust our defenses accordingly. Responding rapidly to current relevant threats is more important than ever. Once ransomware has taken hold in a network, it is too late for anti-virus updates and delayed threat intelligence feeds. Action needs to be taken fast, internal changes need to be recognized and analyzed quickly. At this year's SANSFIRE, attendees will hear from top experts about how to analyze exploit kits that deliver ransomware. How do you automate your response? And how do you manage a large scale incident response? These are just some of the great talks offered in addition to the great course content."

SANSFIRE courses will cover a broad array of topics including IT security, penetration testing, digital forensics, cyber defense, secure coding, developer, legal, IT audit, and industrial control systems. A number of security management courses will also be offered as well as special hosted courses including the popular Healthcare Security Essentials course.

For additional details on SANSFIRE 2016, including a complete list of courses and instructors, or to register, please visit:

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