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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:

About SANS Institute

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. (