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SANS to Host its First Alaskan Information Security Training Event

  • Bethesda, MD
  • July 12, 2016

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced its first Alaskan information security training event. Taking place in Anchorage, SANS Alaska 2016 will be held August 22 - 27. This first time event will feature hands-on, immersion-style security training courses focused on industrial control system (ICS) security and ethical hacking.

"Alaska is at the forefront of North America's energy innovation efforts. Progressive Alaskans understand the importance of reliable cyber infrastructure. SANS is looking forward to bringing its highly technical training to the greatest adventure destination in the Western Hemisphere!," stated Mike Assante, ICS and SCADA security lead at SANS.

SANS Alaska will feature the popular SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling course which provides insight into attackers' tactics and strategies. Participants will learn how to design, build, and operate their systems to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks. Also offered at the event is the ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials course which provides a foundational set of standardized skills and knowledge for industrial cybersecurity professionals. One of the bonus evening discussions, What We All Need to Learn from the Attack on the Ukrainian Power Grid, will provide additional insight into ICS security and vulnerabilities.

For additional course details and an overview of all bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Alaska 2016, please visit:

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