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SANS Announces its Final Texas Cyber Security Training Event of the Year

Offers a Unique Opportunity for Security Professionals in the Austin Area to Develop New Skills to Better Protect Organizations and Advance their Career Potential

  • Bethesda, MD
  • September 20, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced its final Texas training event for the year. SANS Austin 2018 (#SANSAustin) will take place November 26-December 1. The event features hands-on immersion style training courses for security professionals at every level.

According to SANS Senior Instructor Keith Palmgren (@kpalmgren), "The one constant in cyber security is change. If you are going to remain relevant in the field, you must continually update your knowledge and skills. The SANS SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course I will teach in Austin is a broad spectrum survey of cyber security topics. It contains the essential knowledge necessary to be an effective cyber security practitioner."

The SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course details the most effective steps to prevent attacks and detect adversaries. Students will learn actionable techniques that they can apply immediately upon their return to work.

SANS Austin 2018 features courses covering a variety of topics including cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics, security management, and ICS/SCADA security. Included among the course line-up is the new SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment course which teaches students how to use real industry-standard security tools for vulnerability assessment, management, and mitigation. Bonus evening talks on the latest cyber security topics will round out the agenda.

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