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SANS Northern Virginia Winter Training Event Offers Opportunities for Security Professionals to Accelerate their Careers

Cyber Security Expert, Dr. Eric Cole, to Deliver the Keynote Address

  • Bethesda, MD
  • November 9, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the SANS Northern VA Winter - Reston 2018 security training event taking place January 15 - 20. Renowned cyber security expert and SANS Fellow, Dr. Eric Cole, will deliver the keynote address OBSESSED - How to Be Wildly Successful. Dr. Cole will also share actionable steps security professionals can take to become successful in cyber security during the SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp course.

According to Dr. Cole, "Most people want to be successful and achieve their goals, but often struggle getting to the next level. SEC401 provides technical knowledge which is essential to succeeding in cyber security. But technical knowledge alone isn't enough. Join me at SANS Northern Virginia Winter-Reston where I will also offer tricks for succeeding during the keynote. For security professionals looking to accelerate their cyber security career in 2018, you won't want to miss this talk."

For more information on the SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course or to register, please visit:

SANS Northern VA Winter - Reston 2018 will feature hands-on immersion style training courses designed to build the necessary skills to more effectively combat the growing wave of breaches and cyber attacks. A variety of information security, digital forensics, and security management courses will be offered. Included among the list of courses are SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis and MGT517: Managing Security Operations: Detection, Response, and Intelligence.

For a complete list of courses, bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Northern VA Winter - Reston 2018, please visit:

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