Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) 2014


December 10 - 19 | Washington, DC
CDI 2014 features more than 30 hands-on cybersecurity courses. Understand how the newest cyber-attacks work and what you can do to prevent them or mitigate the damage. CDI is powered by NetWars-Tournament Play, and will include our third annual Tournament of Champions.
 

Get a MacBook Air or $800 Off Your Online Course!

For a limited time, get a MacBook Air, Toshiba Portégé Z30 or an $800 discount when you register for a qualifying Cyber Defense OnDemand or vLive online course!
 

Cyber Defense San Diego 2014


November 3 - 8 | San Diego, CA
SANS Cyber Defense San Diego 2014 features hands-on, immersion-style cybersecurity training courses for security professionals at all levels. Many of these security courses are aligned with DoD Directive 8570 and most courses at this event are associated with GIAC Certifications.
 

Internal Threats - Focus on Inbound Detection

Cyber Defense Foundations: Learn the key security concepts (e.g., authentication and authorization) that will protect an organization against fraud, data breaches, or other misconduct.
 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday with Paul Henry

With Shell Shock still reverberating, Microsoft has issued 9 bulletins this Patch Tuesday covering 3 Critical issues, 5 listed as Important and only 1 Moderate issue. The details include:
  • Critical issues impact .NET Framework, Kernel-Mode Driver, and a security update for IE
  • Important issues on ASP.net, Fat32 Disk Partition Driver, Windows OLE, Message Queuing
  • The one moderate issue involves MS Word that could allow remote code execution
 

CISSP(R) Get Certified Program

MGT414: SANS(R) +S(TM) Training Program for the CISSP(R) Certification Exam: Don't just plan to take the exam, plan to pass it!
 
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Mission Statement

It seems wherever you turn organizations are being broken into and the fundamental question that everyone wants to know is Why? Why do some organizations get broken into and others do not. Our mission is to teach you the right things that need to be done to keep an organization secure.

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Resources

Security is always changing and SANS recognizes that after class students will still need to learn. The SANS Computer Security Community offers information security professionals an opportunity to learn, discuss, and share current developments in the field outside of the classroom. It also provides information regarding security training, certification, and events.

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Author Statement

Cyber security should be interesting, exciting, engaging and most important fun. You are going to spend a lot of time working, so you should always have a job you love to do. I love my job because it is an amazing feeling when you can actually help someone. Read More