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Learn How to Develop a Solid Network Architecture to Improve Attack Prevention and Detection at SANS Kansas City Cyber Security Training Event

Hands-On Training to Provide Skills to Students That They Can Apply upon Returning to Work

  • Bethesda, MD
  • April 4, 2019

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced a new training event, SANS Kansas City 2019 (#SANSKansasCity) taking place June 10-15 in Missouri. Courses will cover cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, critical security controls, and digital forensics. Cyber security expert Greg Scheidel (@Greg_Scheidel) will discuss the importance of developing defensible networks during his evening talk “Raising the Bar for the Attacker [or: You can have my network when you pry it from my cold, stiff hands].”

According to Scheidel, “Today's most common attacks involve client-side exploits, where an attacker gains an initial foothold on a workstation through phishing or otherwise tricking a user into exposing their workstation to malicious code. Once the attacker gains that foothold, they immediately pivot and start looking for other, juicier hosts to attack. In a well-architected network, the attacker can be blocked from even talking to other client systems much less attacking them. This talk will discuss how to collaborate with your network architects to develop a defensible network, focusing on network design and PVLANs - just a few of the techniques covered in the five-day course SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering.”

SANS Kansas City 2019 offers courses for security professionals at every level. Those new to cyber security will benefit from the 301: Introduction to Cyber Security and SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style courses. Those with more focused job functions will benefit from courses like SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, and FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics. Bonus evening talks addressing some of today’s most challenging cyber security issues will round out the agenda.

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

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