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SANS to Bring Some of the Industry's Top Cyber Security Practitioners to Dallas for Training Event

Will Share What Works and What Doesnt in Cyber Security

  • Bethesda, MD
  • December 10, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Dallas 2019 (#SANSDallas) taking place February 18-23 in Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn effective, actionable cyber security techniques crucial to combatting today's cyber threats from some of the brightest minds in the industry.

During his evening talk Am I the Purple Fox or the Purple Hound: Understanding the New Tools of the Red Team Trade, SANS Instructor Greg Bailey (@GRBail) will address the question many cyber security professionals struggle with, am I a hunter or the hunted? According to Bailey, hopefully, both. "Our job in a red team is the emulation of adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), in order to improve the detection capabilities of the blue team. These red and blue boundaries are beginning to blur into a nice purple, which has given us a number of new and exciting tools to perform various exercises. From table-top to full scope attack exercises, there are different tools for different jobs. Join me in Dallas where I will walk through the various open-source red team tools and touch on how to use them effectively to help elevate an organization's overall security," says Bailey.

In addition to his evening discussion, Bailey will also teach SANS' flagship penetration testing course
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. This course is designed to get students ready to conduct a full-scale, high-value penetration test which they will conduct at the end of the course in a final real-world penetration test scenario.

SANS Dallas 2019 features 10 immersion style training courses for security professionals at every level. Cyber security expert Keith Palmgren will teach SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security, Windows expert Jason Fossen will teach SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation, Attorney Benjamin Wright will teach LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations and ICS expert Monta Elkins will teach ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials.

For a complete list of courses, instructors and evening talks, or to register for SANS Dallas 2019, 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. (