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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. 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. (