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. Organizations are spending millions of dollars on security and are still compromised.

The problem is they are doing good things but not the right things. Good things will lay a solid foundation but the right things will stop your organization from being headline news in the Wall Street Journal. Our mission is to teach individuals the essential skills and techniques needed to protect and secure an organization's critical information assets and business systems. We also understand that security is a journey and not a destination. Therefore we will teach you how to build a security roadmap that can scale today and into the future.

When you leave our training we promise that you will be given techniques that you can implement today and tomorrow to keep your organization at the cutting edge of cyber security. Most importantly, your organization will be secure.

Why is Cyber Defense Critical?

Whether the attacker is successful penetrating an organization's network depends on how well they are at the defense. While defending against attacks is an ongoing challenge with new threats emerging all of the time and APT (advanced persistent threat) on everyone's mind, organizations need to understand what works in cyber security. What has worked and will always work is taking a risk based approach to cyber defense. Before your organization spend a dollar of its IT budget or allocate any resources or time on anything in the name of cyber security, three questions must be answered:

  1. What is the risk?
  2. Is it the highest priority risk?
  3. Is it the most cost effective way of reducing the risk

Security is all about making sure you are focusing in on the right areas of defense.

The SANS Cyber Defense Difference

Although we are thought leaders in the industry, we do not just talk about cyber defense or publish industry-leading research, we are actively doing it. All of our instructors live and breathe cyber defense on a daily basis it is part of our DNA. Many of the cutting edge solutions are being developed by our instructors. All instructors are practicing network professionals so you are learning from the experts. You are not being taught things that could work. You are being taught things that have worked and continue to be an effective method of defending against the threats

About SANS

SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center.

The SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS ... Read More