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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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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. (