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SANS to Offer Intro to Information Security Course at San Antonio Training Event

Aims to Build San Antonio's Cyber Security Workforce with Courses for Budding and Highly Seasoned Security Professionals

  • Bethesda, MD
  • June 12, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced cyber security expert and San Antonio, Texas resident Keith Palmgren will teach his popular SEC301: Intro to Information Security course at SANS San Antonio 2017 taking place August 6 - 11. The SANS' SEC301 course is a unique five day, hands-on immersive deep-dive designed to help those interested in cyber security to get up to speed very quickly.

According to Palmgren, author of the SEC301 course, "Everyone is born with the same knowledge of computers, networks, and security - which is absolutely nothing. Therefore, we must all begin with the basics. The SANS SEC301 course is unique among introductory cyber security courses in that it makes very few assumptions about prior knowledge; we explain every term, acronym and concept completely and thoroughly. After five intense days of in-depth explanations and hands-on labs, students leave the classroom with a very solid understanding of essential security concepts, networking, cryptography, and the myriad of cyber security technologies used to secure a network. Students also have the opportunity to take the highly coveted GISF certification exam to prove to the world that they know the material covered in SEC301."

To learn more about SANS SEC301: Intro to Information Security, please visit:

SANS San Antonio 2017 will feature courses for all skill levels as well as bonus evening discussions addressing today's biggest cyber threats. For more seasoned security professionals, SANS will offer its SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence and MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression™ courses.

For a complete list of courses, instructors, details on the bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS San Antonio 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. (