SANS Institute, the world’s leading cybersecurity trainer, recently announced its first cybersecurity training event in St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri. SANS St. Louis 2019 will be held from 11 to 16 March. SANS St. Louis 2019 offers courses covering a wide range of topics, such as risk and vulnerability assessment, cyber defense, ethical hacking, digital forensics, and security management. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 different courses at more than 200 online and live cybersecurity training events. GIAC, a SANS Institute affiliate, validates the qualifications of a practitioner through more than 30 hands-on technical cyber security certifications. At the core of SANS are the many security practitioners representing a variety of global organizations, from companies to universities, who focus on helping the entire information security community.
As the leading information security training organization, SANS offers intensive immersion training designed to help employees master the practical steps needed to defend systems and networks. SANS also develops and maintains the most extensive collection of information security research papers and documents on various aspects of information security available at no cost, and operates the Internet early warning system―the Internet Storm Centre. The SANS Analyst Program usually produces leading analyst reports on critical issues for the emerging and mission-critical topics. In 2017, more than 1.2 million people downloaded SANS Analyst papers and are regularly cited in publications like the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Dark Reading Room.
SANS courses are formed through a broad consensus process involving hundreds of administrators, security managers, and information security professionals, addressing both the underlying security and the in-depth technical aspects of the most valuable information security areas. There are about 80 people worldwide who are currently qualified to teach as SANS Certified Professors. A rigorous, multi-year testing process ensures that every SANS Certified Instructor combines profound, real-world experience with outstanding teaching skill. SANS training programs prepare the candidates for GIAC certifications with more than 10,000 safety professionals who demonstrated skills and knowledge to meet demanding standards. In the field of information security certifications, GIAC is unique as it not only tests the knowledge of a candidate but also the ability of the candidate to put that knowledge into practice in the real world.