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SANS to Tackle Data Protection in the Public Cloud at Northern Virginia Cyber Security Training Event

Will Offer Cyber Security Techniques that are Crucial to Combating Threats

  • Bethesda, MD
  • November 29, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Northern VA Spring - Tysons 2019 (#SANSTysons) taking place February 11-16 in Vienna, VA. The event features hands-on immersion style courses covering today's most complex cyber security threats including how to keep sensitive data safe in a public cloud.

According to security engineer and SANS instructor Kenneth G. Hartman (@KennethGHartman), "Many decision makers have a natural distrust of cloud computing. When pressed, the reasons typically pertain to concerns about data protection in the cloud. There is also a tremendous amount of hype around topics like BYOK that create additional confusion. My SANS-at-Night talk on Data Protection in the Public Cloud—a Look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly validates some of these concerns. In addition to sharing horror stories about when things go wrong I will also show how some cloud providers are building trustworthiness into the service they provide."

In addition to his evening talk, Hartman will teach the SANS SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations course which further expands upon his talk. This course offers a deeper dive into cloud security issues and provides methods for embedding security into every facet of the cloud life cycle.

SANS Northern VA Spring - Tysons 2019 features 11 immersion style training courses for security professionals at every level. Those new to security will benefit from the SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course. More seasoned professionals looking to expand their skill set and advance their careers will benefit from such courses as SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth, FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Threat Hunting, FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics and MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS Northern VA Spring - Tysons 2019, visit:

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