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SANS to Detail How to Become a Penetration Tester at San Francisco Cyber Security Training Event

Will Offer Courses for Both Newbies and Highly Seasoned Security Professionals

  • Bethesda, MD
  • September 19, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS San Francisco Fall 2018 (#SANSSanFrancisco) taking place in California November 26 December 1. Courses offered will cover a variety of topics such as cyber defense, ethical hacking, digital forensics and security management. Bonus evening talks will round out the agenda including a discussion by SANS course author and certified instructor Adrien 'de Beaupré' (@adriendb) entitled So, You Wanna be a Pentester?

According to 'de Beaupré', "Wondering what it takes to become a penetration tester? Join me in San Francisco for a no-fluff, honest discussion on what is actually needed to become a penetration tester. I am somewhat sarcastic, tongue in cheek, and often quite serious. This talk is based on my observations on industry trends and the current demand for security professionals. There are various paths that you can take to the technical aspects of cyber security, I will discuss them."

In addition to his evening talk, 'de Beaupré' will also teach his co-authored course SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques. This course is ideal for pen testers that want to advance their skills and knowledge of new techniques that are required to test modern web applications and next-generation technologies.

For additional information on the SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques course, or to register, visit:

SANS San Francisco Fall 2018 features intensive hands-on immersion training courses. Students will walk away with the vital skills needed to more effectively combat the growing wave of data breaches and cyber-attacks.

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

About SANS Institute

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. (