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Rackspace Security Analyst, Ronald Hamann, to Share How Hackers are Exploiting Systems at SANS Tampa - Clearwater Security Training Event

Event to Feature Hands-on Immersion Style Training Courses for Security Professionals at Every Level

  • Bethesda, MD
  • July 6, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced it will offer its popular SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling course at SANS Tampa - Clearwater 2017 taking place September 5 - 10 in Florida. Rackspace Security Operations Center Analyst, Ronald Hamann (@airforceteacher), will teach the SEC504 course which details how to design, build and operate systems to prevent, detect and respond to attacks.

According to Hamann, "In every aspect of our lives, we're moving more and more of our business, our play, our intimate conversations to the digital world, and it has not gone unnoticed. The attackers are changing tactics, and changing specific targets, but the end goal remains the same - they want information to exploit for their ends. As the security professionals tasked to protect that information, understanding the attacker has been and continues to be one of our most important tasks. We simply can't protect ourselves without an understanding of how the best attackers think and work."

For more information on the Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling course or to register, visit:

SANS Tampa - Clearwater 2017 will feature hands-on immersion style training courses and bonus evening discussions designed to teach students crucial skills and techniques in cyber defence, pen testing, forensics and security management. Courses will be offered for all skillsets and include SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification, FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis and MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression™. Bonus evening sessions, including a keynote address on The End of Banking as We Know It, will round out the agenda.

For more information on the courses, instructors, bonus evening sessions or to register for SANS Tampa - Clearwater 2017, visit:

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