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SANS Announces its Return to the Rocky Mountains with Cyber Security Training Event

Courses Available for Security Professionals at Every Level

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 6, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced its return to Denver, Colorado with SANS Rocky Mountain 2018 taking place June 4 - 9. The event features cyber defense, security management, industrial control security and pen testing courses as well as bonus evening discussions on some of today's most challenging cyber security issues. G. Mark Hardy, president of National Security Corporation and a principal instructor with SANS Institute, will give an evening talk entitled Blockchain: The New Digital Swiss Army Knife?.

According to Hardy (@g_mark), "Blockchain as a technology has been proposed as a solution to everything from frictionless currency transfer to tracking cargo on ships. With over one billion dollars in venture funds invested and several hundred patents filed, every security professional must know the impact on organizations in terms of risk, volatility, and competitiveness. Join me in Denver where I will explore alternative uses for blockchain technology other than cryptocurrency, and provide a framework for utilizing and securing a technology considered as disruptive as the Internet was in the 1990s."

In addition his evening talk, Hardy will teach MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership course. This course provides the tools necessary to become a security business leader. Students will learn to build and execute strategic plans that resonate with other business executives, create effective information security policy, and develop management and leadership skills to better lead, inspire, and motivate teams.

For additional information on the MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership course, or to register, please visit:

SANS Rocky Mountain 2018 features courses for security professionals at every level. Those new to the field will benefit from the SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security and SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style courses. More seasoned professionals will benefit from courses like SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations, and ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials. Attendees also have the opportunity to test their skills during two nights of Core NetWars Experience.

For a complete list of courses, details on bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Rocky Mountain 2018, please visit:

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