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New SANS Cyber Security Skills Test Aims to Highlight Training Needs

  • London
  • 14 May 2019

SANS Institute has launched a new campaign in EMEA to encourage people to test their cyber security knowledge and to help highlight the cyber security skills gap.

Starting with a short, fun test covering topics such as encryption, two-factor authentication, hashing, penetration testing and incident response, the Level Up website aims to attract potential new cyber security professionals into the industry. The website also aims to give existing industry professionals an idea of what skills they should look to develop next and why it’s so important to keep your skills up to date.

The Level Up website also features videos and case studies of some of SANS’ instructors and students, talking about how they got into cyber security as a career, why it’s so important and how they have developed their careers.

Free roadshow
In addition, there is the chance to attend a free roadshow, initially in four major European cities, to get a taste of a SANS event, and to hear SANS instructors talking about what it takes to get into cyber security and what makes a great digital forensicator, pentester or cyber defender.

The first roadshow is being held at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Stadhouderskade 12 in Amsterdam on 21 May at 6.30pm. SANS Certified Instructor Sarah Edwards will discuss what it takes to get into cybersecurity and what she thinks makes a great Digital Forensicator, followed by SANS Instructor Nik Alleyne giving his views on what it takes to get into cybersecurity and what he thinks makes a great Cyber Defender.

Subsequent roadshows take place in London on 4 June at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Munich on 2 July at the Munich Marriott Hotel, and Paris on 4 July at the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Centre.

Interested parties should register on the website.

Why not test your skills to see if you have the aptitude to be a cyber security professional, and come along to a roadshow to find out more? Capacity is limited so early sign up is recommended.

More information available on the Level Up website.

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. (