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SANS to Offer Detailed Techniques to Win the Battle Against Cyber Adversaries at Chicago Cyber Security Training Event

Courses will Cover Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics, Security Management, ICS Security and More

  • Bethesda, MD
  • June 19, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Chicago 2018 (#SANSChicago) taking place August 20-25 in Illinois. Forensic and incident response expert Alissa Torres (@sibertor) will deliver the keynote address, The Answer is on the Endpoint.

According to Torres, "Endpoint forensics is integral in root cause analysis during the investigation of a critical breach. Trace artifacts left behind on a server or workstation can reveal initial vector of infection, business impact of the breach and what security protections failed. With a growing sophistication in anti-forensics methods implemented by adversaries, investigators must rely on the little known and rarely evaded artifacts that are embedded into modern platforms. This presentation will be a deep-dive into use cases for these analysis methods."

In addition to her evening talk, Torres will teach SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling. This courses addresses the latest cutting-edge insidious attack vectors, the "oldie-but-goodie" attacks that are still prevalent, and everything in between. Students will walk away with the knowledge necessary to turn the tables on computer attackers.

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

SANS Chicago 2018 features courses for security professionals at every level. Those new to cyber security will benefit from the SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security and SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style courses. More seasoned professional will benefit from courses like ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials, SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, and the new SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics course. Bonus evening talks on today's most challenging cyber security issues will round out the agenda.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS Chicago 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. (