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SANS Heads to Seattle Washington for Cyber Security Training Event

Offers Hands-on Immersion Style Courses for Security Professionals at Every Level

  • Bethesda, MD
  • February 13, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced SANS Seattle Spring 2018 taking place April 23 - 28 in the state of Washington. The event features hands-on immersion style training courses covering cyber defense, ethical hacking, digital forensics, and security management. The keynote address, Convergence Forensics: Leveraging Multiple Skills for Comprehensive Investigations, will be delivered by cyber security expert and SANS Certified Instructor, Philip Hagen.

According to Philip Hagen (@PhilHagen), "The practices of digital forensics and incident response are not monolithic endeavors with a narrowly-defined skill set. To the contrary, a practitioner that strives to build their abilities in a variety of forensic disciplines is typically a more valuable team member. However, this doesn't mean to become a master of all trades as no such person exists. The ideal approach is to build deep expertise in one area while building a working knowledge of related subject areas that support and inform the expertise. Join me in Seattle where I will discuss a practical approach for forensicators to build knowledge that will best meet the demands of today's forensic and incident response tasks."

In addition to delivering the keynote address, Hagen will also teach his co-authored course, FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis. This course was built from the ground up to cover the most critical skills needed to mount efficient and effective post-incident response investigations.

For additional information on the FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis course, or to register, visit:

SANS Seattle Spring 2018 offers courses for security professionals at every level. Those new to information security will benefit from the SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course. More seasoned professionals will appreciate courses like SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, and SEC579: Virtualization and Software-Defined Security. A special bonus evening discussion on Getting GIAC Certified will round out the agenda.

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

About SANS Institute

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. (