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SANS to Host Fall Cyber Security Training Event in San Francisco

Hands-On Immersion Courses Available for InfoSec Professionals at Every Level

  • Bethesda, MD
  • July 8, 2019

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, today announced SANS San Francisco Fall 2019 (#SANSSF) taking place September 23-28 in California. The event offers the unique opportunity to learn from real-world practitioners who will share what works in cyber security based on their first-hand experiences. SANS Senior Instructor and Founder of ThinkSec Security Frank Kim (@fykim) will give an evening talk, “DevSecOps: Key Controls for Modern Security Success”.

According to Kim, “If your organization feels pressure to move faster and more reliably with fewer resources you have probably had discussions around DevSecOps and the use of public cloud services like AWS and Azure. Security teams may feel overwhelmed by these new technologies and processes. Join me in San Francisco where I will demystify these new ways of working by showing you how to inject security into the CI/CD pipeline and leverage cloud services to build applications more securely using modern automation techniques.”

In addition to his talk, Kim will co-teach his authored course MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers. This course was created for technical professionals who are taking on management responsibilities and need to learn how to convey security concepts in ways that non-technical people can understand. Managers who are new to security and need to learn more about the different domains of cybersecurity will also benefit from this course.

Course topics for SANS San Francisco Fall 2019 include cyber defense, cloud security, ethical hacking and penetration testing, digital forensics, and security management. Joining Kim in the instructor line-up is the Founder and President of National Security Corporation G. Mark Hardy (@g_mark). Hardy will teach MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership. Seasoned cyber security professional and SANS course author and instructor Keith Palmgren (@kpalmgren) will teach SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style. And digital forensic investigator Lee Whitfield (@lee_whitfield) will teach FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis.

For a complete list of instructors, courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS San Francisco Fall 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. (