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SANS to Kick off the New Year in New Orleans with Security East 2018 Training Event

Will Offer Incident Response and Forensics, Security, Management and Developer Courses

  • Bethesda, MD
  • October 19, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced SANS Security East 2018 taking place January 8 - 13 in New Orleans, LA. SANS Security East 2018 will feature hands-on immersion style training courses taught by some of the industry's most influential cyber security experts. Included among the course line-up are FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting, FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence, and FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques.

According to Rob Lee (@robtlee), the curriculum lead and an author for digital forensic and incident response training at SANS and a SANS Faculty Fellow, "Security East is an excellent way to start the new year and always my favorite city to visit, New Orleans. All recently updated, the latest DFIR classes will help evolve your threat hunting and incident response skills to a new level. I am very excited to see the new additions to all of these courses and how they help security professionals deal with intrusions and data breach incidents."

SANS Security East 2018 features more than 20 training courses for security professionals at every level. Those new to security will benefit from the SEC301: Intro to Information Security and SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style courses. For seasoned professionals looking to advance their career, SANS will offer a number of security management courses including MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification, MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression™, and MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership. The event will also feature two types of NetWars, SANS Core NetWars Experience and the Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament.

Attendees of SANS Security East 2018 are invited to participate in a welcome networking reception at Fulton Alley. This premier kick-off event is one of the industry's most powerful gatherings of cyber security professionals.

For a complete list of courses, bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Security East 2018, please visit:

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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. (