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SANS Announces the Agenda for San Francisco Summer Cyber Security Training Event

Will Provide an Interactive Look at Software Exploitation & Today's Threat Landscape

  • Bethesda, MD
  • June 21, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS San Francisco Summer 2018 (#SANSSanFrancisco) taking place August 26-31 in California. Courses will cover a variety of topics including cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics and security management. Stephen Sims (@Steph3nSims), a Faculty Fellow with SANS Institute and course author will deliver the keynote address, An Interactive Look at Software Exploitation & Today's Threat Landscape.

According to Sims, "The majority of data breaches that have occurred over the past few years are not the result of some cutting-edge, zero-day exploit. Rather, their success lies in the failure by organizations to patch systems, harden configurations, enforce policies, and disable features. Even when critical practices like patching are not immediately possible, there are a large number of exploit mitigations and protections to help prevent an attack. Having proper adversarial detection capabilities can help you to at least detect a potential attack. Join me at SANS San Francisco where I will show you how mistakes can be costly, as well as some ways to mitigate the potential threats."

In addition to his evening talk, Sims will co-teach the SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender course. This course builds on a solid foundation of core policies and practices to enable security teams to defend their enterprise. Students will learn how to build a comprehensive security program focused on preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks. For additional information on the SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender course, or to register, visit:

SANS San Francisco Summer 2018 features courses for security professionals at every level. Included on the agenda are two new courses SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations and SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment. A number of security management courses are also offered including MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP(R) Certification, MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership and MGT517: Managing Security Operations: Detection, Response, and Intelligence.

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