SANS Institute Heads to Sydney to Tackle Today's Top Cyber Security Threats

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World-Class Training Helps Organizations Fend Off Cyber Attacks

Sydney, AU, 11 October 2012 - SANS, along with their Australian training partner, Shearwater Solutions, today announced its final APAC computer security training event of the year, SANS Sydney 2012.

According to Kevin Johnson, author of Advanced Web App Pen Testing and Ethical Hacking, "Today's threats are more targeted and more complex. This course provides a deep understanding of how the various targets work, their usage of encryption and web application firewalling, and how to perform vulnerability discovery and exploitation against these items. Students will learn how to expand past the methodology and focus on the how, when they are presented with the challenges of web penetration testing."

Joshua Wright, author of Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses adds "Developing wireless systems will continue to hit enterprises and will introduce new WiFi management challenges. Students will learn critical security analysis skills so that, while they focus on evaluating wireless systems, the vulnerabilities and attacks we leverage to exploit these systems can be applied to future technologies as well."

SANS Sydney 2012 will be held at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park campus November 12 - 20, 2012. For more information on the event or to register, please visit:

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. In addition to world-class training, SANS offers certification via the ANSI accredited GIAC security certification program. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, newsletters, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.

About Shearwater Solutions

As the SANS Institute exclusive partner in Australia/NZ, Shearwater provides extensive advanced information security training for personnel from federal and state government organisations, leading commercial, local government and consulting organisations, as well as maintaining advanced qualifications for its own personnel. Shearwater is a panel member for a number of federal government departments and are part of the NSW panels 2020 (ICT Services Supplier Panel) and 2360 (GTA Categ 5- Telecom & Services).