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SANS to Provide Online Access to New ICS Security Training

ICS515: Active Defense and Incident Response Course Now Available OnDemand

  • Bethesda, MD
  • April 6, 2016

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced its ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response is now available OnDemand. This popular course empowers students to build an active defense against advanced adversaries targeting industrial control systems (ICS). Providing access to this course via the SANS OnDemand e-learning platform allows students to train anytime, anywhere at their own pace.

According to Robert M. Lee, SANS Certified Instructor, course author of SANS ICS515, and Founder of Dragos Security, "ICS515 is the only class in the world to provide hands on training for ICS/SCADA incident response and active defense techniques and tradecraft. Taking an active defense is required when dealing with sophisticated and targeted adversaries such as those that we have seen in the BlackEnergy2 and HAVEX campaigns as well as the Ukrainian power grid and German steel works attacks. Taking ICS515 to an OnDemand format makes the class accessible to those who are not able to travel to conferences or cannot commit five days in a row to learn the material. Allowing students to have access to the material for four months ensures that any styled learner can take away everything intended from the class without being rushed."

The ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response course will teach students how to monitor their ICS environment for threats. Students will learn how to deconstruct ICS cyber attacks, leverage an active defense to identify and counter threats in their ICS, and use incident response procedures to maintain the safety and reliability of operations.

SANS OnDemand enables cybersecurity students to learn at their own pace and provides extended training access to more than 30 SANS information security courses. The SANS OnDemand e-learning platform includes a mix of presentation slides, video demonstrations, interactive labs, and assessment tests supported with video and/or audio from SANS' top instructors teaching the material.

To learn more about SANS OnDemand or to register for an OnDemand course, including ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response, please visit: Students that register for a SANS OnDemand course by April 27th will receive special discounted pricing.

About SANS Institute

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. (