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SANS to Highlight the Legal Side of Cybersecurity at Houston InfoSec Training Event
Will Offer Insight into the New World of Cyber Investigations with a Special Focus on Law, Ethics and Evidence

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the agenda for the SANS Houston 2016 information security training event taking place May 9-14. The event will feature hands-on immersion style training courses covering forensics, security, and security management. Also included on the agenda are legal courses and bonus evening discussions designed to help cybersecurity and InfoSec professionals navigate the legal side of cybersecurity.

"Increasingly the public conversation about information security is becoming a conversation about law. Law is the medium through which society resolves its great disputes and challenges. InfoSec professionals must be versed in law to do their jobs well," said Benjamin Wright, an attorney and a senior instructor with SANS Institute.

In addition to his evening talk, The Dizzy New World of Cyber Investigations: Law, Ethics and Evidence, Wright will teach his popular LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations course at SANS Houston. SANS Houston attendees also have the opportunity to participate in the SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking course and bonus evening discussion, the Instant Expert: Legitimately and Ethically.

SANS Houston will feature many comprehensive hands-on technical training courses and bonus evening discussions developed to help InfoSec and cybersecurity professionals combat today's most complex threats. For additional details on SANS Houston, including a full list of courses and bonus evening discussions or to register, 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