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SANS Scottsdale, Arizona Security Training Event to Offer Unique insight into the Mind of an Attacker and How to Stop Them

All Security Training Courses Aligned with GIAC Certifications

  • Bethesda, MD
  • December 15, 2016

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Scottsdale 2017 taking place in Arizona February 20 - 25. The training will feature eight hands-on, immersion-style security courses all of which are aligned with GIAC certifications; several of these courses are designed to prepare technical staff for DoDD 8140. Bonus evening discussions, including John Strand's If I Wake Evil discussion, will round out the agenda.

According to John Strand, Senior Security Analyst at Black Hills Information Security and a SANS Senior Instructor, "My presentation, If I Wake Evil, is a step by step guide of how I would attack your network. In addition to showing you how evil works, I will teach you how to stop evil."

SANS Scottsdale 2017 features courses for all skillsets. Those new to information security or looking to make the move will benefit from the SEC301: Intro to Information Security, SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style and FOR408: Windows Forensic Analysis courses. More seasoned InfoSec professionals will benefit from such courses as MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression(TM), SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth, and SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling. In addition to his evening discussion, John Strand will teach the SEC04: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling course.

For a complete list of courses and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Scottsdale 2017, 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. (