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SANS to Detail How Security Professionals Can Advance their Career at Northern Virginia Cyber Security Training Event

Hands-On Immersion Style Courses Available for All Skill Levels

  • Bethesda, MD
  • February 12, 2019

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Northern Virginia – Alexandria 2019 (#SANSAlexandria) taking place April 23-28. The event features courses and bonus evening discussions to help InfoSec professionals sharpen their skills and advance their careers. Included on the agenda is a talk by SANS Senior Instructor and Counter Hack Director Joshua Wright (@joswr1ght), “How to propel an InfoSec career into the next decade”.

According to Wright, “The InfoSec market has many opportunities for security professionals who work hard to grow and develop their careers. Generous compensation, exciting benefits, and rewarding work challenges are all within grasp. Knowing what to work on, and how to develop a career for growth opportunities can be difficult though. A few strategic decisions on what to work on, how to build skills, and how to invest time can have a tremendous influence on career growth, or getting stuck in a rut. Join me in Virginia where I will examine some of the many opportunities that can be used to propel an InfoSec career into the next decade.”

In addition to this evening talk, Wright will teach his SANS SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking course. Wright designed this course to give security professionals the skills needed to understand the security strengths and weaknesses in Apple iOS and Android devices. Students will learn how to identify vulnerabilities and threats to mobile devices and how to communicate the associated risks.

Additional course topics offered at SANS Northern Virginia – Alexandria 2019 include cyber defense, penetration testing, digital forensics, and cyber threat intelligence. Courses are available for those new to cyber security as well as more experienced professionals. All courses are associated with GIAC certifications.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS Northern Virginia – Alexandria 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. (