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Cloud Security Expert, Dave Shackleford, to Teach his New Cloud Security Architecture and Operations Course at SANS San Francisco Security Training Event

Hands-On Immersion Style Training Offers Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Tactics

  • Bethesda, MD
  • July 12, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced its new SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations course will be offered for the first time at SANS San Francisco Fall 2017 taking place September 5 - 10. Cloud security expert and author/instructor of the SEC545 course, Dave Shackleford, will provide detailed insight into the tools, controls, and design models needed to properly secure the cloud during this five day immersion style training.

According to Shackleford, "Organizations of all types are moving data and workloads into the cloud, and this trend will only continue. Security teams need to understand the core design principles that can help these transitions proceed smoothly, without sacrificing hard-won security controls and processes we've developed over the years. SEC545 aims to educate students on everything from policy and contracts to security architecture and operations, with special emphasis on DevSecOps and automation. There are lots of practical hands-on exercises in AWS throughout the class, too, which will reinforce the lessons from class."

For more information on the SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations course, or to register, visit here:

SANS San Francisco Fall 2017 will hands-on information security courses taught by the industry's top instructors. Included among the courses offered are SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth, FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics, and MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification. Bonus evening discussions led by SANS instructors will round out the agenda. Cyber security expert, Paul Henry, will deliver the keynote address on Evolving Threats.

For a complete list of courses, or to register for SANS San Francisco Fall 2017, please visit:

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