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SANS Institute Tackles Emerging Security Threats at SANS Security West 2014

Offers Innovative Ideas and Advanced Techniques to Help Information Security Professionals Combat Current and Future Cyber Threats

BETHESDA, Md., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced its return to San Diego on May 8-17 for SANS Security West 2014. SANS Security West will arm information security professionals with the necessary insight to prepare their organization for today and the future. Attendees will have the opportunity to advance their information security skill set by learning innovative ideas and techniques to fend off today's most challenging cyber threats as well as emerging threats.

"NSA and Target have brought the issue of supply chain integrity back into the spotlight. Once deemed an emerging threat, supply chain security is quickly becoming a top issue for many organizations," said John Pescatore, director of Emerging Trends for the SANS Institute. "SANS Security West will provide security professionals with the skills they need to know if their organization, or a supplier, has been compromised." 

Cyber threats, business vulnerabilities, and device and software security are just some of the emerging threats that will be discussed during SANS Security West. Attendees will also learn offensive and defensive skills to protect against today's most challenging attacks. Skills will be taught through hands-on courses covering intrusion detection, advanced network forensics and analysis, advanced smartphone forensics, penetration testing and more.

Several new courses will be offered at SANS Security West 2014 including:

  • SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth
  • SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers
  • MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Risk Assessment
  • FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis
  • FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics

For more information on the training event including panel and discussion overviews and a complete list of courses and industry presenters, or to register, please visit:


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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, offering over 50 training courses each year. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a certification body featuring over 27 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; 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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