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SANS to Host Norfolk, Virginia Cyber Security Training Event

Active Security Practitioners Bring Extensive Knowledge, Real-World Experiences to the Classroom

  • Bethesda, MD
  • January 15, 2020

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, today announced SANS Norfolk 2020 taking place March 16-21 in Virginia. Seasoned security practitioners will share tips and techniques to win the cyber battle. Included on the agenda is a keynote talk by SANS Fellow and course author, David Hoelzer (@it_audit), “I’m sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that— Understanding the Realities of Machine Learning in Cyber Security.”

“The buzz-words for security tool and service offerings over the last two years have been Machine Learning and AI,” says Hoelzer. “For the last several years I have engaged in research in this field and overseen a number of successful project implementations related to machine learning solutions that we've built. Join me in Virginia as I share my knowledge to help you cut through the hype to determine whether this technology is something your organization should invest in.”

In addition to his keynote, Hoelzer will teach his SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth course. What sets this course apart from other intrusion training is that Hoelzer takes a bottom-up approach to teaching network intrusion detection and network forensics. This course is for people who want to deeply understand what is happening on their network, and those who suspect that there are very serious things happening right now that none of their tools are conveying. 

SANS Norfolk 2020 features courses designed to align with dominant security team roles, duties, and disciplines. Also included on the agenda are SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics, MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers, and more. Attendees can also test their skills during the Core NetWars Tournament.

For a complete list of courses and instructors, or to register for SANS Norfolk 2020, 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. (