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Attorney and Cyber Security Expert Benjamin Wright to Share Valuable Insight into GDPR at SANS Las Vegas Cyber Security Training Event

Will Detail How US Companies Can Maintain GDPR Compliance

  • Bethesda, MD
  • June 25, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced SANS Network Security 2018 (#SANSNetworkSecurity) taking place September 23-30 in Las Vegas. Attorney and SANS course author Benjamin Wright (@benjaminwright) will give a special evening talk, Responding to the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to Wright, "Although the General Data Protection Regulation applies in a direct sense only within the European Union, it has an impact worldwide. Join me in Las Vegas where I will examine that impact from a number of angles and put the regulation into a historical context. I will also share practical suggestions for all kinds of organizations to reduce their legal risk under GDPR."

In addition to his talk, Wright will teach his LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations course. This course addresses the urgent need for professionals to bridge the gap between the legal department and the information security team as driven by new laws on privacy, e-discovery and data security. SANS LEG523 provides unique professional training, including skills in the analysis and use of contracts, policies and cyber security questionnaires.

For additional information on the LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations course, or to register, visit:

SANS Network Security 2018 is one of the largest SANS training events. The event features more than 45 cyber security courses for security professionals at every level. Several new courses will be offered focusing on such topics as SIEM, wireless penetration testing, secure DevOps, security architecture and more. Attendees can also choose from four types of SANS NetWars challenges: Core, Cyber Defense, DFIR and ICS.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS Network Security 2018, visit:

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