SANS Introduces New Course to Address Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security

Bethesda, Md. – SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced a new course to help developers and security professionals meet today's quickly evolving business needs. DEV540 Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security is a five day hands-on immersion style training course that provide security, IT and risk professionals with new ways to help their organization to best utilize DevOps and cloud-based technology without putting a company at risk.

According to DEV540 course co-author and instructor Frank Kim, "DevOps and cloud are radically changing the way that organizations design, build, deploy and operate online systems. Because traditional approaches to security can't come close to keeping up with this accelerated rate of change, security must be reinvented. If your company is adopting DevOps and/or moving to the cloud (with AWS), you will want to take the Dev540 course."

The DEV540 Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security course offers detailed insight into how developers and security professionals can build and deliver secure software using DevOps and cloud services, specifically Amazon Web Services (AWS). The first two days students will learn how Secure DevOps can be implemented using lessons from successful DevOps security programs. Students will build a secure DevOps CI/CD toolchain and learn how code is automatically built, tested, and deployed using popular open source tools such as git, Puppet, Jenkins, and Docker. The final three days of the course covers how developers and security professionals can utilize AWS services and features for encryption, autoscaling, serverless computing, and more to build secure software in the cloud.

There are several opportunities to take the DEV540 Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security course this year. While waitlisted at the Secure DevOps Summit & Training taking place in Denver, CO in October, additional course runs will be offered in conjunction with SANS Austin Winter 2017 December 4 - 8 in Austin, Texas and SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2017 in Washington, D.C. December 14 - 18.

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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. (