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SANS Announces Workplace Revitalization Scholarship Program

The SANS Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephen Northcutt

Tel: (808) 823-1375
Email: stephen@sans.edu

(Bethesda Maryland) July 21, 2010. The SANS Workplace Revitalization Scholarship Program is designed to help employed workers that were formerly technical, but have moved into middle management positions and want to regain their technical edge. Many organizations are starting to reduce the number of middle managers in information security positions and may wish to retrain employees. The initial cohort will train in the art of digital forensics. No substitute courses are being offered at this time. Up to 15 (fifteen) scholarships are available and offer markedly reduced tuition according to the following schedule. Applications will be considered until August 31, 2010; however, scholarships will be rewarded on a rolling basis of first qualified application received, first served. There is a $25.00 application fee.

If accepted, the applicant will receive a code that will allow them to register for OnDemand access to SANS Security Essentials (SEC 401) and will provide one opportunity to complete the GIAC GSEC Certification for $750.00. Security Essentials will give you a wide knowledge of security including hands on familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. Applicants that pass and earn their GIAC GSEC certification CERT by November 15, 2010 may ask for and receive a code that will allow them to register for SANS Computer Forensic Essentials (FOR 408) at a live conference event for $1,500.00, this price includes one opportunity to complete the GIAC GCFE exam. We recommend, but do not require that employers begin allowing the employee to work in a forensics related field for the organization at this point such as internal investigations, eDiscovery or incident response under the supervision of more experienced employees. Applicants who complete their GCFE certification by April 15, 2011 may ask for and receive a code that will allow them to register for SANS Computer Forensic Investigations and Incident Response (FOR 508) at a live conference event for $1,500.00, this price includes one opportunity to complete the GIAC GCFA.

The application is available by request, simply send email to stephen@sans.edu, or see the SANS Workplace Revitalization Scholarship Program Details here.

About SANS: Established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs reach more than 400,000 security professionals, auditors, system administrators, and network administrators who share the lessons they are learning and jointly find solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each year in research and teaching to help the entire information security community.

About GIAC: Founded in 1999, the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) provides IT security professionals with certification in the areas of security administration, management, forensics, audit, and software security. GIAC has certified more than 30,000 IT Security professionals and assures and validates that certified individuals have practical awareness, knowledge, and skills in key areas of computer, network, and software security. Its certifications and are trusted by thousands of companies and government agencies, including the United States National Security Agency (NSA).

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