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SANS Announces the Agenda for Dallas Cyber Security Training Event

Dallas Attorney and Cyber Security Expert Benjamin Wright to Discuss the Impact of GDPR in the U.S. Now that it's Gone into Effect

  • Bethesda, MD
  • August 21, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Dallas Fall 2018 (#SANSDallas) taking place November 5-10 in Texas. The event features courses to help security professionals at every level hone their skills to better protect against cyber attacks. Bonus evening talks will touch upon some of today's most complex security issues including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to Attorney and SANS course author and instructor Benjamin Wright (@benjaminwright), "The GDPR is a major milestone in the history of privacy law. Although strictly speaking it is a law of the European Union (EU), it is having influence far beyond the borders of the EU. Now that it has formally gone into effect, we have much to learn about its practical impact. It articulates very high aspirations for privacy compliance, but the world is watching to see how well organizations meet those aspirations and the degree to which regulators enforce those aspirations. Join me in Dallas where I will cover what to do now in regards to GDPR compliance."

In addition to his evening talk, Wright will teach his LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations course. This course covers the law of fraud, crime, policy, contracts, liability, IT security and active defense - all with a focus on electronically stored and transmitted records. It also covers how a breach involving EU data can lead to a cascade of investigations into not just security, but all aspects of GDPR compliance, even if a company has no physical presence in the EU.

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

All courses offered at SANS Dallas Fall 2018 are associated with GIAC certifications. Courses and bonus evening discussions cover a broad range of topics including cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, legal and security management.

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