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SANS Announces the Agenda for Baltimore, MD Cyber Security Training Event

Features New Foundational Course on Open Source Intelligence Gathering

  • Bethesda, MD
  • July 2, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Baltimore Fall 2018 taking place September 8-15 in Maryland. The training features hands-on immersion courses for security professionals at every level. Included among the course line-up is the new SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) and Analysis course.

According to course author Micah Hoffman, "I'm finding that many people use Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques in their work, but they don't call it 'OSINT'. As more of our society moves online, the people that can effectively navigate through a huge number of resources and find answers to their customers' questions will be highly sought after. That is what students learn in SEC487; how to think, how to search, how to analyze, and how to deliver meaningful results to their customers."

The SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) and Analysis course was designed to teach students not just how to use search features on a website, but all of the scenario-based requirements and OSINT techniques needed to gather truly important OSINT data. For those wanting to learn more, Hoffman will give a special evening talk on this subject entitled Moving Past Just Googling It: Harvesting and Using OSINT.

For additional information on the SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) and Analysis course, or to register, please visit:

SANS Baltimore Fall will feature several additional new and newly updated courses including SEC455: SIEM Design & Implementation, SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and HOSTED: Measuring and Managing Cyber Risk Using FAIR. Bonus evening discussions on today's most complex cyber security issues will also be offered. Attendees also have the opportunity to test their skills during a two night CORE NetWars Experience.

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

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