SANS to Host Final Cyber Security Training Event of 2018 in Washington…


BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the final opportunity to attend its cyber security training for 2018. SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2018 (#SANSCDI) will take place December 11-18 in Washington, D.C. Hands-on immersion-style courses and bonus evening talks will offer valuable insight into the tools and techniques necessary to fend off the most complex cyber security threats. Included among the evening talks is a keynote discussion by SANS Faculty Fellow, Eric Conrad (@eric_conrad) entitled The Perimeter is Dead: Deploying a Defensible Security Architecture.

According to Conrad, “Mobile, cloud, and the Internet of Things have changed the security landscape. In this new world of de-perimeterization the old boundaries of inside and outside, trusted and untrusted no longer apply. To be effective against today’s adversaries, security professionals must readjust how they think. Join me at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative where I will discuss the fundamentals of up-to-date defensible security architecture, including the zero-trust model. I will also share how to leverage current infrastructure (and investment) and newer technologies to build a more robust security infrastructure.”

In addition to this keynote talk, Conrad will also co-teach the new SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture course. This course dovetails nicely with his evening talk and offers hands-on labs and actionable skills that students will be able to leverage as soon as they return to work.

To learn more about the SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture course, or to register, visit: 

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2018 offers courses for security professionals at every level. Course topics include cyber defense, cloud security, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics, secure development, security management, and ICS/SCADA security. Attendees will have the opportunity to test their skills at any of the four NetWars challenges: Core, Cyber Defense, DFIR or ICS NetWars.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2018, 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 provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates a practitioner’s qualifications via over 30 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master’s degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet’s early warning system–the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (


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