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SANS Brings World-Class Information Security Training to Orlando

Features More than 40 Courses, including Several New First-Run Courses, Addressing Today's Most Complex Information Security Threats

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS today announced new first-run training courses coming to SANS 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Included among the more than 40 courses being taught March 8 – 15, SANS has added new courses in IT audit, computer forensics, and security management.

"This is where technology is going. Cutting-edge stuff. I'm never disappointed with SANS courses and instructors," said Brian Houlihan with National Credit Union Administration.

Two new auditing courses will be offered in a unique, 3-day, back-to-back format, that will accelerate the pace of learning and vastly enhance students' skills. This unique training format is ideal for auditors and security professionals with a limited training budget or those who can only attend training once a year. The new auditing courses include:

  • March 10th-12th: AUD444: Auditing Security and Controls of Active Directory and Windows
    Active Directory is the 'Center' of the security universe in windows. This course provides the tools and techniques to effectively conduct an Active Directory and Windows audit, and while doing so identify key business process controls that may be missing. 
  • March 13th-15th: AUD445: Auditing Security and Controls of Oracle Databases
    After mastering attacks on networks and operating systems, hackers have turned their attention to applications and databases. This course provides all of the details, including the IT process, procedural and technical controls, that auditors should look for when conducting an Oracle database audit.

Additional new courses include:

  • FOR526: Windows Memory Forensics In-Depth, 'Malware can hide, but it must run', this new course will run for the first time in 2013 at Orlando. Attendees will learn how memory analysis works through learning about memory structures and context, memory analysis methods, and the current tools used to parse system ram.
  • MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Risk Assessment. Students who take this class will learn hands-on how to perform a risk assessment. This class is not just for academics, it is an opportunity for network engineers, auditors, or managers to learn the practical hands on skills necessary to performing a risk assessment for their organization.

SANS 2013 features more than 40 hands-on technical courses taught by the top security practitioners in the industry. SANS will host NetWars Tournament Play competition, an intense interactive, Internet based environment for computer attacks and defenses. NetWars will be held on March 13 and 14.

For complete details regarding the SANS 2013 training event and to register, please visit:
http://www.sans.org/info/121562

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 world-class information security training and security certification in the world. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a certification body featuring over 20 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and 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. (www.sans.org)

SOURCE SANS Institute

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