Train From Home on Your Schedule with OnDemand - Special Offers Available Now


Subscribe to SANS Newsletters

Join the SANS Community to receive the latest curated cyber security news, vulnerabilities and mitigations, training opportunities, and our webcast schedule.

SANS Announces the Agenda for Atlanta, Georgia Cyber Security Training Event

Hands-On Immersion Training Provides an Arsenal of Tools Against the Bad Guys

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 21, 2019

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Atlanta 2019 (#SANSAtlanta) taking place May 28-June 2 in Georgia. Courses will cover cyber defense, penetration testing, digital forensics, ICS security, and more. Cyber security expert Peter Szczepankiewicz (@_s14) will give an evening talk on Automating NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) / 800-53.

According to Szczepankiewicz “Doing good cyber security is so much more than inspection compliance. We've all seen it. You're 100% compliant and can still get hacked! But after decades of gathering security information from your global enterprise, measured in gross tonnage, the converse is also true. Weighed down with lakes of data, very interesting things start to happen when you view portions of your data through the lens of the NIST Risk Management Framework. You realize that there are phantom scripts running around in your network, written by your own staff. People on vacation have accounts that are somehow still actively logging in and out, from many VPNs! Your vulnerabilities, coupled with your outbound packets reveal file-less malware that doesn't use command and control. As a standard course of action, one should be detecting violations in real time, as well as searching with this lens. Come learn about specific real time correlation rules that your peers are using for NIST RMF and join in this discussion about what is working in the field. While not all of NIST RMF can be automated, what can be automated should be automated.”

In addition to his talk, Szczepankiewicz will teach SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling. Attackers are targeting systems with increasing viciousness and stealth. This course helps students turn the tables on computer attackers by teaching a time-tested, step-by-step process for responding to computer incidents. A detailed description of how attackers undermine systems will help students prepare, detect, and respond to them.

SANS Atlanta 2019 features courses for all skill sets. Those new to cyber security will benefit from SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style. More courses to help you accelerate your career will be offered like SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis, SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, and ICS456: Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection.

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

About SANS Institute

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. (