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2014-09-10 12:34:03

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, will return to Las Vegas October 19 - 27 for its annual SANS Network Security 2014. The event will feature more than 40 hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. Top security experts from around the world will share details on the latest threats and provide action plans for building a defensible network. "With new advanced...

2014-09-03 12:37:18

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SANS Institute today released twenty-seven completely refreshed information security policy templates that corporations and government agencies can use to ensure their security policies are practical, up-to-date and reflect real-world experience. The release of new policy templates updates one of SANS' most popular services for the security community. SANS' policy template library has been used by at least 10,000 unique visitors...

2014-09-03 12:35:45

Interest in CSCs Growing, Barriers to Adoption, Measurable Improvements BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new SANS survey reports 90% of organizations taking the survey have adopted some or all of the Critical Security Controls (CSCs), and that financial and government industries are leading adopters of these controls. The CSCs are a well-known roadmap for enterprise information assurance. This new SANS survey, sponsored by EiQ Networks, McAfee/Intel...

2014-08-26 12:32:43

Helps Digital Forensic Investigators Handle the Increasing Popularity of Apple Devices with Confidence BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help digital forensic and incident response (DFIR) professionals take on any Apple case without hesitation, the SANS Institute today introduced the new FOR518: Mac Forensic Analysis course. This intense hands-on forensic analysis course will help Windows-based investigators broaden their analysis capabilities and achieve the...

2014-08-16 23:02:41

The scales of time and money can seem hard to balance for many businesses when it comes to emergency cyber response plans, but the recent results from a survey conducted by the SANS Institute showing that only 9% of the businesses surveyed rate their cyber response plans as “very effective” is a real problem which could have far reaching consequences for those trusting luck to keep their sensitive ESI (Electronically Stored Information) and other digital assets safe. With time and...

2014-08-14 12:32:52

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute announces a special opportunity for organizations to send two students to SANS' top-rated information security training for the price of one. This offer runs through September 10, 2014 and will allow organizations to send employees to a live, online training session of MGT414: SANS® +S(TM) Training Program for the CISSP® Certification Exam or SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style. Information security professionals...

2014-08-13 12:32:26

Top Security Awareness Officers from Around the Globe to Share Best Practices for Creating a High-Impact Awareness Program BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced its inaugural Security Awareness Summit taking place September 10(th) in Dallas, TX. In conjunction with the Summit, SANS will host an intensive hands-on security awareness training event September 8 - 17. This is the only security awareness-focused event that combines hands-on...

2014-08-12 12:34:22

Incident Response Capabilities Ineffective; Lack of Time and Budget Primary Barriers; Formalized Plans Needed; Recommendations BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A spate of high-profile security breaches and attacks means that security practitioners find themselves thinking a lot about incident response. A new SANS incident response survey, sponsored by AccessData, AlienVault, Arbor Networks, Bit9 + Carbon Black, HP and McAfee/Intel Security, looks at how...

2014-07-24 12:32:55

CDM Awareness Lacking at Operational Level; Inspector General Awareness Low; Obstacles to Adoption Include Staffing and Skills BETHESDA, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is improving the security levels at federal agencies that are taking advantage of the program, according to a new SANS survey on CDM adoption. In it, 44% of those who reported implementing CDM are experiencing increased security as a result....

2014-07-10 12:21:16

Hands-On Immersion Training Available for Military and Civilian Cyber Security Professionals BETHESDA, Md., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SANS Institute today announced its return to Texas with SANS San Antonio 2014, taking place August 11 - 16. SANS San Antonio offers hands-on immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. Military and civilian information security professionals will participate in world-class security training as they learn to...


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