SANS Institute Heads to Chicago for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Helps Chicagoans Fend off Cyber Attacks with World-Class Security Training

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, SANS Institute will be providing training October 27 – November 5 at SANS Chicago 2012. SANS Chicago 2012 offers budding and seasoned security professionals world-class security training to protect against today's complex cyber attacks.

"Companies are spending millions of dollars on security and are still compromised. LinkedIn, Yahoo and, most recently, the banking industry have fallen victim to a cyber attacker. While these companies are doing good things, it is obvious they aren't doing the right things," said Dr. Eric Cole, SANS Faculty Fellow. "SANS Chicago 2012 will educate Chicagoans on today's top cyber threats and provide hands-on training to help them fend off attacks. Attendees will learn techniques they can implement immediately to keep their organization at the cutting edge of cyber security and most importantly keep them secure and protected from attacks."

SANS Chicago 2012 will feature seven of SANS' top-rated courses, including new and cutting-edge courses, Security 579: Virtualization and Private Cloud Security, Security 642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, and Forensics 508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response. SANS Chicago 2012 will be held at the Palmer Hotel in downtown Chicago. For additional information including a complete listing of courses and a listing of SANS top-notch instructors, 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, source for information security training and security certification in the world. In addition to world-class training, SANS offers certification via the ANSI accredited GIAC security certification program. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community. (