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SANS Brussels September 2019 - Training Organisations to Stay Ahead of Cyber Criminals

  • Brussels
  • 19 August 2019

With the EU Cybersecurity Act coming into force from 27th June 2019, ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, takes on a permanent mandate of increased responsibilities and resources, together with establishing the governance and rules for EU-wide certification of ICT products, processes and services.

As these new regulations become common practice, all corporations in the EU, including Belgium, will have a greater need than ever to train their IT staff, to ensure they meet the needs of the new cyber security mandate.

To help meet this demand, SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, is hosting one of its world-renowned cyber security training events in Brussels during the week of 2 – 7 September. At SANS Brussels September 2019, students will learn the skills to defend their organisations against security breaches and prevent future attacks, whilst gaining the certification needed to comply with the new mandate.

SANS instructor Ted Demopoulos shares what he enjoys about teaching SEC401, the SANS security fundamentals bootcamp course.

“We get a lot of technical people who often aren’t security people, or not yet, and those that know their area extremely well but don’t know other areas of security - that was me. We have attendees without any technical or cyber security experience, who are trying to build their skills and knowledge in this area.”

Ted goes on to explain how keeping an open mind is paramount: “It’s the wide variety of people that add to the experience of the class, all those different views, they make the class experience more valuable to the attendees, as well as more fun for the instructor. I learn from my students; I absolutely learn from them in every class.”

Describing what SANS students will take from attending the SEC401 course, Ted concludes: “Any one security control can fail, so we need multiple over-lapping controls; prevention is ideal, but detection is a must. You’re going to get hacked, and its ok, its ok to be hacked; what’s not ok is not detecting it in a timely fashion and responding effectively before any significant damage is done.”

Other training courses running during the week:

SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling – with David Mashburn

SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking – with Bojan Zdrnja

SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques – with Moses Frost

FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis – with Carlos Cajigas

DEV522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials - with Dr. Johannes Ullrich

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