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Internet Storm Center Handlers From Around the World Head to Washington, D.C. for Annual State of the Internet Panel Discussion at SANSFIRE 2018 Cyber Security Training Event

Will Share First-Hand Experiences with the Latest Threats

  • Bethesda, MD
  • April 12, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) handlers annual State of the Internet Panel Discussion to be held in conjunction with SANSFIRE 2018 in Washington, D.C. July 14 - 21. The panel discussion is a rare opportunity to hear from some of the industry's brightest minds in cyber security as ISC handlers gather for this once-a-year event to share their opinions and insights on current threats.

According to the Director of the SANS Internet Storm Center, Dr. Johannes Ullrich (@johullrich) "The ISC handlers are unique in that they are not only experts in the field and authors of great tools, they also practice what they write about and have decades of experience that they voluntarily share. If you are impressed with how an ISC handler assembles his detailed and timely malware reports, he will gladly share how he does it! Or if you want to learn how a handler stays ahead of the latest botnets, this too will likely be covered during the panel discussion. And the best thing, some of the planned talks will likely change due to late breaking news. We will use our annual handler panel to discuss any recent events. For anyone involved in cyber security, this is one talk not to miss."

SANSFIRE 2018 features more than 40 immersion-style training courses for security professionals of every level. Including among the course line-up are several new courses: SEC455: SIEM Design & Implementation, SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture, SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations (sold out), SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics, SEC564: Red Team Operations and Threat Emulation, SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Implementing Kill Chain Defenses, and SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. SANSFIRE also features three types of SANS NetWars: Core, Cyber Defense, and DFIR.

For additional information on SANSFIRE 2018 including a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register, please visit:

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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. (