BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the final agenda for SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 taking place in Washington, D.C. December 12 – 19. One of SANS' biggest training events of the year, SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 will feature more than 35 courses across a variety of security disciplines. For those looking to break into a career in cyber security, SANS will offer its popular SEC301: Intro to Information Security course.
According to Senior SANS Instructor and Author of the SEC301: Intro to Information Security course, Keith Palmgren (@kpalmgren), "To be truly successful at anything in life, you have to know the basics. If you are new to Cyber Security, or even new to computers and computer networking, it is vital that you begin developing your knowledge on solid ground. The SANS SEC301 "Introduction to Information Security" course will provide you with the fundamental foundation on which to build your Cyber Security career."
For more information on the SEC301: Intro to Information Security course or to register, visit: www.sans.org/u/xkW
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 offers two-, five- and six-day courses covering such topics as cyber defense, penetration testing, ethical hacking, digital forensics, cloud security, security management, and industrial controls system security. Attendees can participate in a variety of Lunch and Learn opportunities as well as bonus evening talks covering some of today's most complex security issues. Included among the evening talks is a discussion by Keith Palmgren on The 14 Absolute Truths of Security.
In addition to SANS classroom training, attendees of SANS Cyber Defense Initiative can test their security skills at the Core NetWars Experience, DFIR NetWars Tournament, and the new Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament Dec. 17-18.
To learn more about SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 including a complete list of courses and details on bonus evening discussions, or to register, visit: www.sans.org/u/xl1
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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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)
SOURCE SANS Institute