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SANS Salt Lake City Security Training Event to Tackle Industrial Control System Security

Smart Grid Cyber Security Expert Justin Searle to Teach ICS/SCADA Security Essentials

  • Bethesda, MD
  • June 27, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced Smart Grid security cyber expert Justin Searle (@meeas) will teach his co-authored course ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials at SANS Salt Lake City 2017 taking place August 14 — 19. This course was developed to equip security professionals and control system engineers with the cyber security skills they need to defend national critical infrastructure.

According to Utah-based Searle, "When developing this course we examined the greatest risks and needs in critical infrastructure sectors, including the core security principles necessary for the range of tasks involved in supporting control systems on a daily basis. While other courses are available for higher-level security practitioners who need to develop specific skills such as ICS penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, malware analysis, forensics, secure coding, and red team training, most of these courses do not focus on the people who operate, manage, design, implement, monitor, and integrate critical infrastructure production control systems — this is what makes ICS410 unique."

For more information on the ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials course or to register, visit here:

SANS Salt Lake City 2017 will feature a variety of hands-on immersion style training courses designed to provide security professionals with the skills to better anticipate security risks and quickly mitigate them. Courses will be offered for all skillsets and include SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling, MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership, and more. Bonus evening sessions, including a keynote address on Current and Future Trends in Digital Investigative Analysis, will round out the agenda.

For a complete list of courses, instructors, bonus evening sessions or to register for SANS Salt Lake City 2017, please visit:

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