BETHESDA, Md., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, announced the agenda for the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Houston, Texas training event taking place July 25 – 30. Included among the courses offered is the new first run course, ICS456: Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). This new course offers in-depth knowledge of requirements and implementation strategies to meet cybersecurity and compliance objectives.
"As July 1st comes and goes, organizations will have completed many of their NERC CIP version 5 and 6 projects, however the process of maintaining a NERC CIP program is where the real challenges begin. As I consider the complexities of ensuring a safe, reliable, secure, and compliant system today and in the future as the regulatory landscape and cybersecurity risks change, I am certain the only way an organization can be successful is with a capable well trained team," said Tim Conway, SANS ICS Technical Director and co-author of the ICS456 course.
ICS Security Houston will feature the popular ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials and ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response courses. SANS will also offer its new hosted course, Assessing and Exploiting Control Systems as well as the Critical Infrastructure and Control System Cybersecurity.
Included on the agenda is a bonus evening discussion detailing the attack on the Ukrainian power grid and lessons learned. The discussion will be led by Robert M. Lee who, along with the SANS ICS team, was first to reveal the malware uncovered in the network and later confirmed the cyber attack.
For additional information on ICS Security Houston, including detailed course overviews or to register, please visit: www.sans.org/u/iqx
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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 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information 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. (www.SANS.org)
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