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SANS World-Class Instructors Head to Reston, Virginia for Cyber Security Training Event

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

  • Bethesda, MD
  • February 28, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Northern Virginia Reston Spring 2018 taking place May 20-25. The event offers top-notch training from some of the best InfoSec instructors in the industry. Dr. Johannes Ullrich, Director of the SANS Internet Storm Center will teach DEV522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials. He will also give an evening talk on Nation State Level Honeypotting: Emulating Vulnerable Web Applications at Scale.

According to Dr. Ullrich (@johullrich), "Creating and protecting successful web applications is a balancing act. Our honeypot projects have given us unique insight into the ubiquity and nature of the attacks these applications are exposed to, along with proof that security basics still matter. Join me in Reston where I will share how to get the basics right - input validation, output encoding, authentication and access control. System administrators, auditors and others in charge of protecting web applications will see great value in the DEV522 course, in addition to developers."

For additional information on the DEV522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials course, or to register, visit:

SANS Northern Virginia Reston Spring 2018 features courses offering effective, actionable cyber security techniques that are crucial to combatting today's cyber threats. Those new to cyber security will benefit from the SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course taught by renowned cyber security expert, Dr. Eric Cole. For more seasoned professionals, digital forensic investigator Hal Pomeranz will teach the FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques course. Smart Grid security architecture design and penetration tester, Justin Searle, will teach SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques.

For a complete list of courses and instructors, or to register for SANS Northern Virginia Reston Spring 2018, please visit:

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