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SANS Announces its Return to Northern Virginia for InfoSec Training Event

Will Offer Courses for Newbies and Highly Seasoned Information Security Professionals

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 22, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced its return to Northern Virginia May 21 - 26. SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 features hands-on immersion style security training for those new to information security and highly seasoned professionals. Included among the course offerings is the new SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python course.

According to Jonathan (Joff) Thyer, Information Security Consultant and Researcher at Black Hills Information Security and a SEC573 SANS Instructor, "Information Security professionals should consider Python as their own Swiss army pocket knife for automating tasks. Whether red or blue team, you will always have a need for offensive and defensive automation. Existing tools, and software exploits often fall short due to the rapidly changing information security environment. Understanding Python allows you to quickly create highly functional proof of concept tools, and even professional quality software."

Additional course offerings at SANS Reston 2017 for highly skilled professionals include SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership, and more. For those new to information security, SANS will offer its popular SEC301: Intro to Information Security and SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style courses.

For a complete list of courses, instructors and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017, please visit:

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