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SANS to Share How to Make a System Hostile to Possible Attackers at New Orleans Security Training Event

Hands-On Immersion Style Training Will Tackle Today's Most Complex Cyber Security Issues

  • Bethesda, MD
  • February 28, 2019

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS New Orleans 2019 (#SANSNewOrleans) taking place May 19-24 in Louisiana. Courses and evening talks will offer tips and techniques to help security professionals build the vital skills needed to more effectively combat the growing wave of breaches and cyber-attacks. Included on the agenda is a talk by SANS Certified Instructor, Mick Douglas (@BetterSafetyNet), “Instant Response: Making Your Systems as Hostile as Possible to Attackers”.

According to Douglas, “API have been leveraged by the attackers. This talk will 'steal them back' and allow crisper detections and automated response. Attendees will learn how to make their network hostile in ways that will leave attackers angry and confused. A clear win.”

In addition to his evening talk, Douglas will teach SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics. This lab-heavy course is the switch from the typical churn and burn log systems, to achieving actionable intelligence and developing a tactical Security Operations Center (SOC).

 SANS New Orleans 2019 features courses for security professionals at every level. Those new to cyber security will benefit from SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style. More seasoned professionals will benefit from courses like ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials, AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters & Systems, MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership, and FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS New Orleans 2019, visit:

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