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SANS 2016 Orlando Cybersecurity Training Event to Feature Five New Courses
Courses will Cover Some of Today's Most Complex Cybersecurity Issues Including Health Care and Cyber Threat Intelligence

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced its March 12 - 21 Orlando training event, SANS 2016, will feature five of SANS' newest training courses. As one of SANS' largest training events, the extensive line-up of courses will offer something for every skillset.

Included among the new courses is the FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence course.  According to course instructor and malware expert, Jake Williams (AKA Malware Jake), "Cyber threat Intelligence (CTI) is more than just a CISO buzzword.  A mature CTI program can produce real savings for an organization in terms of earlier intrusion detection, more complete understanding of adversary actions and motives, and overall lower incident response costs.  But improperly implemented CTI programs do just the opposite, providing a false sense of security to the organization.  Come learn with me and I'll teach you to take your CTI program from a buzzword to a true mission enabler."

SANS has also added SEC550: Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures and Cyber Deception, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security Risk Management and Health Care Security Essentials to the course agenda. For those unable to attend in person, some of these courses (as well as others) will be available via simulcast.

In addition to hands-on immersion style security training courses, the event will feature a number of bonus evening discussions. For a complete list of courses and list of bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS 2016, 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 cyber security 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 cyber security 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. (



For further information: Julie Akstin-Dearing, JABB Communications for SANS,, 713-201-9000