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SANS to Host Winter Security Training Event in Austin, Texas

Will Detail How to Protect an Organization against Cyber Attacks and Advance IT Security Careers

  • Bethesda, MD
  • September 28, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the SANS Austin Winter 2017 security training event taking place in Texas December 4 - 9. Hands-on immersion style training courses will cover a variety of security topics for professionals at every level. Attendees will learn actionable tips and techniques to prevent cyber attacks. Management-level courses are also available for those interested in advancing their career.

Included among the stellar line-up of instructors is Ted Demopoulos (@teddemop), SANS Principal Instructor and author of InfoSec Rock Star: How to Accelerate Your Career Because Geek Will Only Get You So Far. For seasoned security professionals looking to become security leaders, Demopoulos will teach the SANS MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership course.

According to Demopoulos, "In most organizations, security has historically been reactive, and today we must be proactive. In fact we should take leadership and strategically plan our security and its evolution in our organization. MGT514 will prepare you to do this by teaching students how to build and manage cyber security programs with a focus towards meeting the needs of an organization. The new associated GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) certification will demonstrate the holder possesses the skills to effectively lead their teams to accomplish business goals."

For more information on the MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership course or to register, please visit:

This course will help students prepare for the new corresponding GSTRT certification.

SANS Austin Winter 2017 will feature courses for those new to information security as well as highly seasoned professionals. Those new to security will benefit from the SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course. More seasoned professionals can select from a variety of security, digital forensics and incident response, ICS security, and security management courses. Bonus evening discussions will round out the agenda.

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