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SANS Announces Agenda for Pittsburgh Cyber Security Training Event

Hands-On Immersion Style Courses Available to Cyber Security Professionals at Every Level

  • Bethesda, MD
  • April 16, 2019

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, today announced the agenda for SANS Pittsburgh 2019 (#SANSPittsburgh) taking place in Pennsylvania July 8-13. Courses topics include cyber defense, SIEM, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics, audit, and ICS Security. Included on the agenda is an evening talk by cyber security expert Don C. Weber, “Assumed Breach Assessments: Using You Against You.”

According to Weber, “Security assessments and penetration testing are a great start to understanding weaknesses in your network, but what happens when an attacker gains access? Have you ever wondered how far an attacker can get when they compromise your engineering or operator workstation/laptop? How easy is it to escalate privileges on a Human Resources desktop? What if the security controls you have in place are not as effective as you believe them to be? Join me in Pittsburgh where I will outline the aspects of an assumed breach assessment and why it should be a mandatory part of your security efforts, if it isn’t already.”

In addition to his evening talk, Weber will teach ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials. This course will equip security professionals and control system engineers with the cybersecurity skills they need to defend national critical infrastructure. Students will learn the language, underlying theory, and basic tools for industrial control system security in settings across a wide range of industry sectors and applications.

SANS Pittsburgh 2019 features hands-on immersion style courses for security professionals at every level. Courses will open students’ eyes to new aspects of information security so they can better understand how to implement security layers to defend their organization from attacks. Courses offered include SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics, and FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS Pittsburgh 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. (