MEDIA ALERT: Cyber Security Lawyer and SANS Instructor Benjamin Wright to Host a Webcast to Help Security Professionals Comply with the General Data Protection Regulation

Bethesda, Md. – In anticipation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Benjamin Wright will host a SANS webcast that offers unique insight and actionable steps to help security practitioners comply with GDPR.

Who: Benjamin Wright, U.S. Attorney, Senior SANS Instructor, and the author of SANS' LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations course

What: Complying with the General Data Protection Regulation: A Guide for Security Practitioners

When: Wednesday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. EST

Where: To register for this webcast, please visit:

Why: The GDPR is the latest amplification of the European Union's data security requirements that articulates measures to protect individuals and holds organizations accountable for data security. When it goes into effect, GDPR can apply widely to various organizations, including many without a physical presence in the European Union. This webcast will explore GDPR and offer key steps organizations need to take in order to comply. Discussion points will include how to get ready for the regulation; how to identify a data protection officer; and a checklist for compliance with concise, practical information organizations can begin using now.

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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 world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at in-person and virtual cyber security training events and on demand. 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. (