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2013-08-12 12:29:18

Adds New Hands-On Capture the Flag Tournament BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS today announced the addition of a new capture the flag malware analysis tournament at SANS Network Security 2013, in Las Vegas, NV, September 14-23. The capture the flag challenges have been added as the sixth and final day of the newly-expanded FOR610: Reverse Engineering Malware course. The tournament gives participants the opportunity to test and solidify the skills they...

2013-07-22 12:25:15

Free web series will provide educational insight into preventing threats affecting enterprises today BETHESDA, Md., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, a cooperative research and education organization and the largest source for world-class information security training and security certification, today announced its upcoming webinar series in partnership with CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced...

2013-07-11 16:27:05

BETHESDA, Md., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS today announced the addition of SANS CyberCon Fall 2013 online information security training event, Sept 9(th) - 14(th), 2013. With sequestration still in place, organizations are finding themselves with training budgets, but drastically reduced travel budgets. This one-of-a-kind training event brings SANS' top instructors teaching SANS' top courses to those who can't travel. "SANS CyberCon is a great option for...

2013-07-10 16:28:57

BETHESDA, Md., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS today announced that they have developed a new training program that is 80% hands-on learning. Studies have shown that the best way to pick up new skills quickly is to practice them in a hands-on, real-world scenarios designed to challenge and guide a participant. This new hands-on format allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts and focus on developing broad skills across many different security...

2013-07-09 16:26:45

BETHESDA, Md., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS announces a special opportunity for organizations to send two students to information security training for the price of one. The offer runs through July 31 and will allow organizations to send employees to a live, online session of MGT414: SANS® +S(TM) Training Program for the New CISSP® Certification Exam. MGT414 prepares students for the New CISSP® exam with the most current courseware available. This particular class...

2013-07-08 16:24:31

Help desk services are a rich entry point for social engineers and technical attackers, but are you prepared? BETHESDA, Md., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS announces the results of its survey on help desk security and privacy, sponsored by RSA, the security division of EMC. The full survey results will be released during a SANS Analyst Webcast on July 16 at 1 p.m. EDT. Nearly all organizations have a help desk regardless of industry type and size. In the survey,...

2013-07-08 12:32:08

New technologies are challenging professionals in the areas of digital forensics and incident response, and policies and tools must catch up. BETHESDA, Md., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS announces the results of its first-ever survey on digital forensics and incident response, sponsored by Bit9, Cellebrite, FireEye and Guidance Software. The survey results will be previewed at the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Summit in Austin, TX, June 9 and the full...

2013-07-01 16:27:27

Features More than 45 Courses, Including New First-Run Courses, Hands-On Security Practitioner with NetWars and Python for Penetration Testers BETHESDA, Md., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS today announced the addition of new training courses to SANS Network Security 2013, in Las Vegas, NV, September 14-23. Included among the more than 45 courses being taught, SANS has added the first-runs of SEC561: Hands-On Security Practitioner with NetWars, and SEC573: Python for...

2013-06-24 12:24:52

Learn How to Implement a Ubiquitous Technology Already Embedded in Enterprise Endpoints BETHESDA, Md., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute has developed a first-of-its-kind guide to update organizations on exciting new uses for implementing hardware roots of trust, enabled by the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). The guide will be available at http://www.sans.org/info/133497. In this seminal document SANS looks at the broad industry support for TPM, the...

2013-06-13 16:28:45

Reducing real-world risk is the primary benefit of CSCs, which enjoy high level of support from CEOs and CIOs. BETHESDA, Md., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS announces the results of its first-ever survey on the Critical Security Controls (CSCs), sponsored by FireEye, IBM, Symantec and Tenable Network Security. The survey results will be discussed at the SANSFIRE 2013 security training event in Washington, DC, June 17 and the full results will be released during a SANS...