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Malware Expert Jake Williams to Present the InfoSec State of the Union at SANS Virginia Beach Cyber Security Training Event

Will Offer Insight into the Rapidly Changing Cyber Security Landscape and Current Threats

  • Bethesda, MD
  • June 5, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the keynote address for SANS Virginia Beach 2018 taking place August 20-31 in Virginia. SANS instructor and malware expert Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) will deliver his InfoSec State of the Union address which covers current topics in cyber security and the intersection of tech, policy, and ethics.

According to Williams, "The InfoSec State of the Union concept was developed in response to the rapidly changing security landscape. This talk is updated in near real-time to ensure the latest developments in information security are covered. VPNFail compromises, the future of CPU hardware vulnerabilities, and CYBERCOM's increasing role in the defense of commercial cyberspace are just some of the topics to be discussed at SANS Virginia Beach. And, of course, there is a place holder for things that haven't happened yet. It is this flexibility that makes the InfoSec State of the Union unlike any other talk."

In addition to his keynote address, Williams will teach the SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling course. This course provides detailed insight into attackers' tactics and strategies and offers a hands-on experience in finding vulnerabilities and discovering intrusions. Students will leave this course with the knowledge needed to turn the tables on attackers.

For additional information the SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling course, or to register, visit:

SANS Virginia Beach 2018 features 16 cyber security course offered over two weeks. Included among the course line-up are two new courses, SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics and DEV540: Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security. Attendees will also have the opportunity to test their skills at the Core NetWars Experience and attend a variety of bonus evening talks.

For a complete list of courses and information on evening talks, or to register for SANS Virginia Beach 2018, 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. (