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SANS Munich November 2019 to Provide World-class Cyber Security Training to Help Beat Risks of Cyber Attacks

  • Munich, Germany
  • 7 October 2019

The recently released World Economic Forum’s Regional Risks for Doing Business 2019 report has revealed that many businesses around the world have identified cyberattacks as one of the top risks to doing business on a global scale. The report found that cyberattacks are the most pressing risk for CEOs of the four largest EU economies – Germany, France, Italy, and the UK.

In line with this, SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, will return to Munich in November to host one of its world-class cyber security training events. From 18th to 23rd November, IT Security professionals looking to develop and extend their cyber security skills, will have the chance to benefit from one of seven SANS immersion-style training sessions, delivered by world-renowned SANS instructors.

Courses include: the baseline SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp: SEC560; Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking; and FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics, among others.

Students taking one of SANS’ training courses are also eligible to take part in the DFIR NetWars Tournament. The NetWars Tournament is an incident simulator that provides a wide range of forensic and incident response challenges, for individual or team-based "firefights, from host forensics and network forensics, to malware and memory analysis. Students compete for the top spot, with each tournament level designed to challenge an individual's capabilities to solve a particular problem, and to teach them proper analysis techniques that work, regardless of the toolset they use.

Herbert Abben, DACH director at SANS, says:

"SANS DFIR NetWars Tournament is a unique tool as it truly tests a blue team's capabilities to perform in real-world situations, solving the kinds of challenges that are commonly found during a major cyber security incident. DFIR NetWars Tournament also helps organisations identify areas where their response teams might need additional knowledge."

SANS Munich also provides attendees with a great opportunity to network. Networking with like-minded professionals is important in every industry, providing the opportunity to share concepts, knowledge and valuable insights. However, in information security, the value is even greater, as the industry’s pace of change creates a highly pressured environment for experts to keep up with the latest trends, security threats and research. Many industry professionals attend SANS events to gain actionable knowledge and advice, which they can immediately implement within their organisations, and to benefit from the SANS promise that students will be able to use the new skills they have learned as soon as they return to work.

Courses running at SANS Munich November are:

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style – Doc Blackburn
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics – Tim Garcia
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking – Kevin Fiscus
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth – James Tarala
FOR526: Advanced Memory Forensics & Threat Detection – Alissa Torres
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response – David Szilli
FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth – Terrance Maguire

For more information or to register for the SANS Munich November 2019 training event, 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. (