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Security Expert, G. Mark Hardy, to Share How to Defend Against Ransomware Attacks at SANS Denver Information Security Training Event

Hands-on Courses and Bonus Evening Discussions to Tackle Today's Most Complex Security Issues

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 28, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced its return to Denver, June 12 - 17. SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 features hands-on immersion style information security training courses that provide InfoSec professionals with the skills needed to protect their organization and advance their career. Bonus evening discussions, including Anti-Ransomware: How to Turn the Tables, will give attendees insight on how to deal with some of today's most complex security issues.

According to the Founder and President of CardKill and a SANS instructor, G. Mark Hardy, "Ransomware is a billion dollar industry that is expected to grow tremendously in 2017. Because lost productivity costs far more than the average ransom, the typical response is to pay the ransom. But what if you could stop Ransomware in its tracks? Join me at SANS Rocky Mountain to learn about tools and methodologies that are battle-proven and actually work."

SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 will feature 10 hands-on immersion security training courses. Included among the courses are SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence and ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials. G. Mark will also teach MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression(TM).

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in SANS' popular CORE NetWars Tournament. This computer and network security challenge is designed to test a participant's experience and skills in a safe environment. It is accessible to a broad level of player skill ranges and is split into separate levels so that advanced players may quickly move through earlier levels to the level of their expertise. For a complete list of courses, instructors and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Rocky Mountain 2017, 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. (