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SANS Announces its Return to San Francisco for Winter Security Training Event

Real-World Practitioners to Share Actionable Intel that Attendees can Apply Immediately to Defend their Organization from Cyber Attackers

  • Bethesda, MD
  • September 20, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced its return to San Francisco November 27 - December 2. SANS San Francisco Winter 2017 will feature hands-on immersion style training taught by top cyber security experts. Included among the instructors is principal security consultant at Enclave Consulting, Jason Fossen (@JasonFossen). Fossen will deliver the keynote address on Windows Exploratory Surgery with Process Hacker as well as teach his SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation course.

According to Fossen, "The SANS Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation course is primarily a security course, but you'll learn PowerShell scripting at the same time. PowerShell experience is very important for both network security and job security. Employers simply expect Windows administrators and SOC engineers to have at least the basics of PowerShell under their belts, and the more coding expertise the better. With the trend towards DevOps automation, cloud computing, and Server Nano containers for Docker, Windows security requires at least some PowerShell scripting now. And, besides, using PowerShell is just plain fun!"

To learn more about the SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation course, or to register, visit:

Joining Fossen at SANS San Francisco Winter 2017 is an impressive list of cyber security practitioners. Computer network defense expert and SANS author Chris Crowley will teach his MGT517: Managing Security Operations: Detection, Response, and Intelligence course. ThinkSec founder Frank Kim will join forces with the Vice President and CISO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Russell Eubanks to teach the MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership course. Counter Hack Challenges' Jeff McJunkin will teach SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. Forensic expert Heather Mahalik will teach the FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis course.

For a complete list of courses and instructors, or to register for SANS San Francisco Winter 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. (