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SANS Highlights Cyber Security Startups in the Washington D.C. Area at SANS Baltimore

Local Security Professionals Invited to Attend this First-Time Event to Get a Glimpse of What's New in Cyber Security

  • Bethesda, MD
  • September 13, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, has invited cybersecurity startups in the Washington D.C. and Maryland area to pitch their cyber security product/service during SANS Startup 360 to be held September 27th. SANS Startup 360 is an evening session that will be held in conjunction with the SANS Baltimore Fall 2017 security training event taking place September 25 - 30. Security professionals in the area that want to gain valuable insight into up and coming cyber security products and services are welcome to attend the session.

According to John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends and Moderator of the SANS Startup 360 session, "Cybercriminals make headlines by being innovative and entrepreneurial in developing and launching increasingly sophisticated attacks. SANS is investing in this event to enable a two way dialog between security teams and innovative, early stage startups. These startups will be the sources of future solutions that mitigate new attacks by preventing more, detecting faster and mitigating more surgically."

SANS Startup 360 sessions are lightning round, elevator technical "rants." SANS is not charging the startups to present and, as part of the deal, marketing pitches are prohibited. This one hour event will feature nine cybersecurity companies: AtomicMole, Cryptonite NXT, Cyber Crucible, Huntress Labs, Newedge Labs, OnSystem Logic, Polarity, SecondWrite, and Syncurity. Startup presenters will discuss how their technology can solve an important problem by increasing efficiency or effectiveness of real-world cybersecurity programs against real world threats. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with the presenters at the conclusion of the presentations.

For more information on SANS Startup 360, including details on attending, please visit:

About SANS Baltimore Fall 2017

SANS Baltimore Fall 2017 offers hands-on immersion style courses for security professionals at all levels. Those new to information security will benefit from the SEC301: Intro to Information Security, SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, and MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification courses. More seasoned professionals can look forward to courses such as SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender, SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth, and SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. Bonus evening discussions offering insight into the latest cyber security topics will round out the agenda.

For a complete list of courses, or to register for SANS Baltimore Fall 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. (