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Internet Storm Center Handlers from Around the World Head to Washington, DC for State of the Internet Panel Discussion to be Held at SANS Security Training Event

  • Bethesda, MD
  • April 26, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the keynote address at SANSFIRE 2017 taking place in Washington, D.C. July 22 - 29. Internet Storm Center (ISC) handlers from around the world will come together to present the State of the Internet panel discussion. This is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the industry's brightest minds during an intriguing keynote address as ISC handlers provide their opinions and insights into current threats.

According to Dr. Johannes Ullrich, CTO of SANS' Internet Storm Center, "One of the most important criteria for becoming an ISC handler, something that is truly unique, is that they have real jobs running security teams in a wide range of organizations. Because ISC handlers have first-hand experience with problems security professionals face, they are able to share techniques that work in real life to fight these problems. But with the responsibility of a real job, getting many of them together in one place is difficult. SANSFIRE provides a once a year opportunity to meet so many of them, and to hear from them first hand."

SANSFIRE 2017 will feature more than 45 hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. Courses vary in technical difficulty. Those new to information security will benefit from course such as SEC301: Intro to Information Security, SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, and SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing. More seasoned professionals can participate in a variety of technical and management courses including SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics, and MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression(TM). Many of the courses offered are associated with a GIAC Certification and OnDemand Bundles.

For a complete list of courses, instructors and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANSFIRE 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. (