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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...

2014-07-08 12:32:45

Top Security Experts Gather to Share Solutions to Today's Most Complex Cyber Threats BETHESDA, Md., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SANS Institute today announced the Cyber Defense Summit taking place in Nashville, TN August 19 - 20. In conjunction with the Summit SANS will also host an intensive hands-on information security training event August 13 - 18. This event marks the first time that SANS will conduct a training event and Summit that brings together cyber defense...

2014-07-01 12:33:16

A unique cybersecurity certification based on the Twenty Critical Security Controls BETHESDA, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) is pleased to announce the GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC), the only certification based on the Critical Security Controls, a prioritized, risk-based approach to security. The GCCC ensures that candidates have the knowledge and skills to implement and execute the Critical Security...

2014-06-10 16:30:11

Lack of Risk Assessment Practices; Unclassified and Unmanaged Data; Understaffed and Underfunded BETHESDA, Md., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS announces results of its inaugural survey of security in institutions of higher education, in which nearly 300 higher education IT professionals answered questions about the challenges of making their environments secure while maintaining the openness needed by faculty, staff, students and benefactors in traditional educational...

2014-06-03 12:45:22

Training Event Helps Information Security Professionals Improve Their Skills BETHESDA, Md., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS today announced it is bringing some of its most popular cybersecurity training and certification courses to the Bay Area with SANS San Francisco 2014, July 14 - 19. From budding security professionals to seasoned experts, attendees of all levels will have the opportunity to enhance their skills by taking advantage of SANS' IT security, security...

2014-05-20 12:39:37

Offers More than 35 Courses Covering Today's Most Complex Cyber Security Issues, Many of Which have Been Uncovered by the Internet Storm Center (ISC) BETHESDA, Md,, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help organizations protect their systems against cyber attackers, SANS is hosting SANSFIRE 2014 information security training, June 21 - 30 in Baltimore, MD. Students will have the opportunity to learn the latest techniques for how to safeguard data in their organizations from some of the...

2014-05-08 12:34:29

BETHESDA, Md., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faulty digital forensic tools lead to false conclusions, so it's far better to be proficient in analysis than to rely on tool output alone. SANS Institute today announced the upcoming 2014 Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit and Training in Austin, TX, June 3 - 10. Attendees will learn analytical skills to combat computer forensic crimes, as well as new concepts and approaches for conducting investigations....

2014-04-30 16:34:58

Revamped Memory Analysis Course Helps Practitioners Stay Ahead of Insiders BETHESDA, Md., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To provide digital forensic and incident response (DFIR) professionals with a more exact and efficient way to investigate advanced attacks, SANS Institute today announced a complete revamp of its SANS FOR526: Memory Analysis In-Depth course. The significantly modified course places greater emphasis on the practitioner, arming analysts with cutting-edge...

2014-04-30 12:21:20

Cybersecurity Job Market Strong; Salaries Increase for Managers; Certifications Important to Career Success BETHESDA, Md., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS announces results of its salary and professional trends survey, in which more than 4,000 cybersecurity professionals answered questions about their positions, aspirations, experience, certifications, job security, and salaries. The survey was sponsored by Arbor Networks. Building on the groundwork laid by the 2008...


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