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Robert M. Lee to Talk Threat Intelligence and Attribution in a Political Climate during Keynote Address at SANS Columbia, MD Information Security Training Event

  • Bethesda, MD
  • May 3, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced cybersecurity expert Robert M. Lee will deliver the keynote address at SANS Columbia, MD 2017 taking place June 26 - July 1. SANS Columbia, MD 2017 offers hands-on immersion style training to help security professionals develop the skills necessary to protect organizations from cyber attackers. Bonus evening talks, including Lee's keynote discussion Threat Intelligence and Attribution in a Political Climate, will round out the agenda.

According to Robert M. Lee, Founder and CEO of Dragos Security, SANS Certified Instructor and course author, "The political climate and various high level intrusions have thrust Cyber threat Intelligence into a mainstream topic. Once the field was specialized but it should not be anymore. Analysts of all types need to understand the analysis and critical thinking skills required to analyze and understand complex adversary campaigns so that they may exploit the most value out of that knowledge regardless of their role in their organization."

Attendees of SANS Columbia, MD 2017 will learn from the best instructors in the industry. Courses are available for newbies and highly seasoned security professionals. Included among the courses offered are SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence, and ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response taught by Robert M. Lee.

For a complete list of courses, instructors and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Columbia, MD 2017, please visit:

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