SANS to Debut its First Completely Virtual Training Event with Special Contest to Win a Free Training Seat

Jul 30, 2012, 17:01 ET from SANS Institute

BETHESDA, Md., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS today announced their inaugural SANS CyberCon 2012 virtual training event, October 8 – 13, 2012. This one-of-a-kind training event brings SANS' top instructors teaching SANS' top courses right to your computer.

"For several years SANS has been perfecting the ability to deliver world-class training LIVE over the internet," said Steve Peterson, Director of Live Virtual Training. "We are now ready to unveil SANS' first LIVE online training event: SANS CyberCon 2012!"

SANS CyberCon 2012 will be your opportunity to experience a SANS training event without ever leaving home. All courses will meet live in virtual classrooms and will be fully interactive. You will receive the live conference benefits at the location of your choice.

Learn from our top-rated faculty including Dr. Eric Cole, Ed Skoudis, John Strand, Kevin Johnson, and Ovie Carroll. Participants will receive SANS' world-class information security training in SANS® +S™ Training Program for the CISSP® Certification Exam, Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling, Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, and Computer Forensic Investigations - Windows In-Depth.

Compete in the SANS CyberCon 2012 Twitter Trivia Contest to be entered to win a free training seat. Follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #cybercon2012 and answer our trivia questions correctly. We will post a new question every Monday morning from July 30th thru September 17th 2012, you must respond with an answer at by 9pm EST that Monday.

Each time you answer a trivia question correctly, your name will be included in a drawing to win a free seat at SANS CyberCon 2012. The winner will be chosen on September 18th, 2012. For complete details on the trivia contest or to register for training, please 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 source for information security training and security certification in the world. In addition to world-class training, SANS offers certification via the ANSI accredited GIAC security certification program. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, newsletters, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.