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SANS San Diego Cyber Security Training Event to Offer an Interactive Look at Cyber Crime and Today's Threat Landscape

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 15, 2018 -- SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Security West 2018 taking place May 11 - 18 in San Diego, CA. Courses to include cyber defense, pen testing, digital forensics and incident response, secure development, and security management. The keynote address, An Interactive Look at Cyber Crime & Today's Threat Landscape, will be delivered by SANS course author and Faculty Fellow, Stephen Sims and the Global Head of Security Research at Sophos, James Lyne.

According to Stephen Sims (@Steph3nSims), "Cyber criminals closely monitor their target landscape for changes. Their ability to actively respond to these changes enables them to remain one step ahead of our efforts to maintain an acceptable level of security. Also contributing to the success of cyber criminals are basic mistakes made by users. Join me in San Diego where my colleague James Lyne and I will provide an interactive look at cyber crime and today's threat landscape as well as perform several demonstrations of exploiting both publicly disclosed and privately disclosed vulnerabilities."

In addition to the keynote address, Sims will also teach his course, SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender. This course builds on a solid foundation of core policies and practices to enable security teams to defend their enterprise. Lyne will teach the SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking course. This course provides in-depth knowledge of the most prominent and powerful attack vectors and furnishes an environment to perform these attacks in numerous hands-on scenarios.

SANS Security West 2018 will feature three types of NetWars challenges - Core, Cyber Defense and Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR). Bonus evening discussions led by some of today's biggest names in cyber security will round out the agenda.

For a complete list of courses, details on bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Security West 2018, 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 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. (


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