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SANS Scottsdale 2018 Security Training Event to Offer Detailed Insight into How Security Teams can Better Defend Enterprises

Hands-On Training Offers Tools and Techniques to Protect Organizations and Advance Careers

  • Bethesda, MD
  • December 6, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Scottsdale 2018 taking place February 5 - 10 in Arizona. The event offers cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to security professionals at every level. Included among the course offerings is the newly updated SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender course.

According to SANS Senior Instructor, Paul A. Henry (@phenrycissp), "The updated version of SEC501 goes beyond a simple update to meet the demands of current threats to the enterprise environment. The new course dramatically expands coverage of many areas including but not limited to: security benchmarks, honeypots and honeyports, webapp scanning, Metasploit and pivoting, handling encrypted traffic, use of Security Onion to detect malicious activity, in-depth forensics coverage including e-discovery support, and a new malware analysis section with coverage on tools such as IDA, PeStudio, ILSpy, Process Hacker, Process Monitor, NoFuserEx, etc. The value of the update in SEC501 is made even clearer for those students that also attend my @Night Session on Evolving Threats as they will see first-hand the tie in of the new course material and how it meets the demands of the current threat environment."

For more information on the SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender course, or to register, please visit:

SANS Scottsdale 2018 features hands-on immersion style courses designed to strengthen security skillsets of all levels. Those new to information security will benefit from the SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course taught by Bryan Simon. More seasoned professionals will benefit from such courses as SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling taught by John Strand, New Course SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics taught by Tim Garcia, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking taught by Ed Skoudis, MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership taught by Frank Kim, MGT517: Managing Security Operations: Detection, Response, and Intelligence taught by Christopher Crowley, and SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls In-Depth taught by James Tarala. Bonus evening discussions on today's most pressing cyber security issues will round out the agenda.

For a complete list of courses, evening discussions, or to register for SANS Scottsdale 2018, visit:

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