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SANS Announces the Agenda of the Northern Virginia-Crystal City Information Security Training Event

Will Offer Courses for Security Professionals at Every Level

  • Bethesda, MD
  • July 18, 2016

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Northern Virginia-Crystal City 2016 taking place in Crystal City, VA September 6 - 11. This hands-on immersion style security training event will feature courses covering security essentials, forensics, ethical hacking, management and more. Bonus evening discussions including, The Red Pill - Become Aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More, will round out the agenda.

During her evening discussion on Squashing Security Misconceptions, SANS Instructor My-Ngoc Nguyen will provide insight into common misconceptions and trends that resulted in breaches. "Join me at SANS Northern Virginia-Crystal City where I will discuss commonalties of headline breaches, including the misconceptions that contributed to these breaches. During my talk I will detail the attackers' approaches, provide statistics, and most importantly, offer helpful tips to avoid becoming the next victim of a breach."

SANS Northern Virginia-Crystal City will feature security training courses for professionals at every level. For those new to information security, SANS will offer its popular SEC301: Intro to Information Security and SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style courses. For more seasoned security professionals, SANS will offer a variety of technical and management courses including MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership.

For a complete list of courses and bonus evening discussion, or to register for SANS Northern Virginia-Crystal City 2016, please visit:

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The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates a practitioner's qualifications via over 30 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, 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 help the entire information security community. (