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SANS Heads to Scottsdale, Arizona for Cyber Security Training Event

Hands-On Immersion Style Training Courses Available for Security Professionals at Every Level

  • Bethesda, MD
  • December 11, 2018

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced its return to Scottsdale, Arizona February 18-23 for
SANS Scottsdale 2019 (#SANSScottsdale). The event features courses covering a variety of topics including cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics, security management and ICS security. Bonus evening talks offering insight into the latest cyber security issues will round out the agenda.

According to Mark Williams, Principal Systems Security Officer at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and a SANS instructor, "One of the key weaknesses in information security programs today is an inability to relate to the larger organization. We don't easily think in terms of our relationship to overall business goals. And, in some cases, information security practitioners are unable to relate their vision and concept effectively at senior levels. Join me in Scottsdale where I will share how enterprise security architecture can be used as a bridge between information security and the senior management."

In addition to his evening talk, Williams will teach the MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership course. This course provides security professionals with the tools to become security business leaders. Students will learn how to build and ultimately execute strategic plans that resonate with other business executives, create effective information security policy, and develop management and leadership skills to better lead, inspire, and motivate teams.

SANS Scottsdale 2019 is designed to provide security professionals with the skills and tools needed to win the battle against a wide range of cyber adversaries who want to harm their environment. Courses are available for security professionals at every level. Those new to cyber security will benefit from the SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style course. More seasoned professionals looking to expand their skillsets and advance their career will benefit from courses like SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting, MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers and ICS456: Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection.

For a complete list of course topics and evening talks, or to register for SANS Scottsdale 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. (