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SANS To Bring World-renowned Cyber Security Skills Training to Vienna

SANS ICS515 course delivers practical training on how companies can meet NIS Directives for critical infrastructure

  • Vienna, Austria
  • 10 December 2019

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, is bringing its world-renowned cyber security training to Vienna in January 2020. From 27th January to 1st February, IT security professionals looking to develop and extend their cyber security skills, will have the chance to benefit from one of three SANS immersion-style training sessions, delivered by world-renowned SANS instructors.

Cyber security professionals working in critical infrastructure will benefit in particular from SANS’
ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response course. Taught by Kai Thomsen, the ICS515 course will assist organisations in Austria that are currently working to implement recent NIS legislation around ensuring the cyber security of the country’s critical infrastructure.

Herbert Abben, DACH director at SANS, says: “Since the NIS Directive for critical national infrastructure came into play, we have seen a particularly high demand for ICS security training courses in the energy sector across Europe. For this reason we are bringing the ICS515 course to Vienna.” He continues, “After a gap of a number of years, SANS is returning to Vienna for only the second time. We hope this will be the first of many training events in Austria and look forward to welcoming and training some of the country’s key cyber security professionals.”

Other courses being taught at SANS Vienna in January/February are:

SANS Vienna 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.

ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response will help delegates learn how to deconstruct industrial control system (ICS) cyber attacks, leverage an active defence to identify and counter threats to a company’s ICS, and use incident response procedures to maintain the safety and reliability of operations. The course will empower students to understand their networked ICS environment, monitor it for threats, perform incident response against identified threats, and learn from interactions with the adversary to enhance network security.

SANS Vienna will be held at the Hotel Bristol Vienna, Kärntner Ring 1, Vienna. More information on the event can be found here: https://www.sans.org/event/vienna-january-2020

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