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SANS Announces Final Agenda for Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2017 Washington, D.C. Training Event

Hands-on Immersion Courses Available for Cyber Security Professionals at Every Level

  • Bethesda, MD
  • October 25, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the final agenda for SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2017 taking place in Washington, D.C. December 12 - 19. One of SANS' biggest training events of the year, SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2017 will feature more than 35 courses across a variety of security disciplines. For those looking to break into a career in cyber security, SANS will offer its popular SEC301: Intro to Information Security course.

According to Senior SANS Instructor and Author of the SEC301: Intro to Information Security course, Keith Palmgren (@kpalmgren), "To be truly successful at anything in life, you have to know the basics. If you are new to Cyber Security, or even new to computers and computer networking, it is vital that you begin developing your knowledge on solid ground. The SANS SEC301 "Introduction to Information Security" course will provide you with the fundamental foundation on which to build your Cyber Security career."

For more information on the SEC301: Intro to Information Security course or to register, visit:

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2017 offers two-, five- and six-day courses covering such topics as cyber defense, penetration testing, ethical hacking, digital forensics, cloud security, security management, and industrial controls system security. Attendees can participate in a variety of Lunch and Learn opportunities as well as bonus evening talks covering some of today's most complex security issues. Included among the evening talks is a discussion by Keith Palmgren on The 14 Absolute Truths of Security.

In addition to SANS classroom training, attendees of SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® can test their security skills at the Core NetWars Experience, DFIR NetWars Tournament, and the new Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament Dec. 17-18.

To learn more about SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2017 including a complete list of courses and details on bonus evening discussions, or to register, 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. (