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SANS San Francisco Spring Training Event to Offer Actionable Cyber Security Techniques to Combat Today's Complex Threats

Course Line-Up to Include Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking

  • Bethesda, MD
  • January 8, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the agenda for SANS San Francisco Spring 2018 taking place in California March 12 - 17. The event will feature hands-on immersion style training courses for security professionals of every level. Security professionals looking to take their penetration testing skills to the next level will benefit from the SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking course.

According to Stephen Sims (@Steph3nSims), a Faculty Fellow for SANS Institute and course author, "SANS SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking arms penetration testers with the skills to achieve where many others fail. With networks becoming more segmented, it's important to identify opportunities to compromise common network devices (routers, switches), security controls (NAC, 802.1x, HSTS), and protocols (OSPF, BGP). Post-exploitation and lateral movement are equally important skills, as is the ability to alter exploits used for initial infiltration. This extended hours course really aims to round out a penetration tester's skill set with critical and lesser understood tools and techniques."

For additional information on the SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking course or to register, please visit:

SANS San Francisco Spring 2018 offers a range of courses that span fundamentals to advanced security techniques. Additional course offerings include SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, DEV522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials and more.

For a complete list of courses, or to register for SANS San Francisco Spring 2018, please visit:

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