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SANS Institute Returns to Paris to Help Train Cyber Defenders of Critical National Infrastructure

  • Paris, France
  • 7 October 2019

This November, SANS, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, will be back in Paris to teach security professionals in industries such as telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, oil and gas refining and transportation, the latest techniques and tools to protect their operations from hackers and other cyber criminals.

The newly updated SANS ICS410 course focuses on industrial control systems, and supervisory control and data acquisition and has been geared specifically towards these sectors.

With the ever-increasing cyber security skills gap, particularly worrying in critical national infrastructure  (CNI) industries, there is a greater need than ever for a strong information security understanding between the various groups who support or rely on these systems. Students participating in ICS410 will learn the language, underlying theory, and the basic tools for industrial control system security, in settings across a wide range of industry sectors and applications.

The SANS ICS410 ICS/SCADA Security Essentials course offers GICSP certification and is regularly updated to address evolving needs. Since its inception, 2,558 professionals have gained their GICSP certification and further labs have been introduced since the last update, allowing for more interactive learning, as well as 33% of the course content being re-written to keep the course fresh and one step ahead of the cyber threat. Security professionals working in the field of ICS can register at SANS ICS Forum ( to keep informed of the latest threats as they happen.

SANS Paris November 2019, is being held at the Hôtel La Maison Champs Elysée, within the Maison des Centraliens and in the heart of the Golden Triangle.

Alongside the ICS410 which is being taught by certified SANS instructor Monta Elkins, SANS will also run the following classes throughout the week:

FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics – With SANS Instructor - Eric Capuano

SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations – With SANS Instructor - Dave Shackleford

SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defences – With SANS Instructor James Shewmaker

FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response – With SANS Instructor - Philip Hagen

Comments about the ICS 410 course:

“This was, hands down, the best way to learn about security in the OT/IT environment.” – Patrick Seunsom, UTHealth

“The material is excellent.  The content is easy to follow with good examples that are applicable industry wide.” – Jose Lazaro, Conoco Phillips

“The coverage of the training has the depth and breadth of ICS.  Important security concerns are highlighted, and key takeaways provided.” – Mary Ann de Leon , BHP

SANS will return to Paris in December also with four more of its world-renowned courses. For more information on SANS December Paris 2019, visit:

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. (