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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

SANSFIRE 2009 in Baltimore, MD

SANS will be in Baltimore, MD for SANSFIRE 2009 on June 13-22 - once
again powered by the Internet Storm Center! We are assembling a program
that will surpass all past SANSFIRE events in terms of courses, talks,
vendor demonstrations, and opportunities for career advancement. At
SANSFIRE 2009 you will be provided with new information about new
threats, and you can acquire the solid foundation in InfoSec that you
need to stay on top of them. Why not choose SANSFIRE 2009 and Baltimore
as the backdrop for your training this summer?

The course schedule for SANSFIRE 2009 features a full lineup of SANS
classics in the disciplines of audit, security, management, and legal.

"SANS offers the real-world experience that other training venues
can't." - Tom Boyd, Medco

Turbo-charge your career! Consider one of these BRAND NEW cutting-edge
- IT Security Audit Essentials Bootcamp (AUD429)
- ITIL Essentials for Security Management (MGT435)
- Log Management In-Depth: Compliance, Security, Forensics, and Troubleshooting (SEC434)
- Secure Code Review for Java Web Apps (DEV534)
- Secure Coding in .NET: Developing Defensible Applications (DEV544)
- Developing Exploits for Penetration Testers and Security Researchers (SEC709)

Three NEW Forensics Courses!

- Computer Forensic and E-discovery Essentials (SEC408)
- Network Forensics (SEC558)
- Drive and Data Recovery Forensics (SEC606)

Register early for these best selling courses below to ensure you'll get
a seat!

- Security 401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
- Security 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling
- Security 560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
- Security 508: Computer Forensics, Investigation, and Response
- Management 512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression(tm)
- Management 414: SANS(r) +S(tm) Training Program for the CISSP(r) Certification Exam
- Audit 507: Auditing Networks, Perimeters & Systems
- Security 503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth
- Security 610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques
- Security 301: Intro to Information Security
- Security 501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender - NEW
- Management 525: Project Management and Effective Communications for Security Professionals and Managers

To learn more about all the courses being offered at SANSFIRE 2009,
please visit
. There you will find a large
selection of classic and new courses.

Complete your SANS training experience with a GIAC certification
attempt! Many of our five- and six-day courses offered at SANSFIRE 2009
are associated with a GIAC Certification. Put the skills you'll learn
to practical use and join the thousands of GIAC certified professionals
who make the info sec industry safe! Visit for more information and register for
your certification attempt today!

SANS training is well-known for being relevant and pragmatic. All SANS
instructors are industry leaders and experts who understand the
challenges you face on a daily basis. Their real-world experience
increases the practical value of the course material. Here are some
comments from SANSFIRE 2008 alumni:

"SANS is great about giving me both the knowledge and hands-on
experience needed to truly expand my security abilities and bring that
back to my job." - Brad Moore, A. Teichert & Son, Inc.

In addition to SANS courses held during the day, we offer you evening
events where you can learn about the new Web application honeynet. Come
and discover how to secure your service-oriented architectures and how
to deal with new forms of malware. At the evening talks the Internet
Storm Center incident handlers will provide extraordinary insights into
actual attacks that have taken place over the past year. These special
presentations are free to all registered attendees. You'll learn about
current threats and how the SANS Internet Storm Center can help you in
your fight against these threats. Nothing fosters information sharing
and trust building better than face-to-face meetings like SANSFIRE 2009.
Most of our volunteer incident handlers will be present at this event,
giving you unprecedented opportunities to get to know these fantastic

"This was very good. There is a reason I come to SANS -- to really
learn something. Especially now that you guys do things for the
non-technical." - Pat Reddic, DTRA, another SANSFIRE 2008 alumnus

Classes will be held at the Hilton Baltimore. This full-service, upscale
hotel places you within walking distance of Baltimore's Inner Harbor,
Harborplace and the Gallery, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the
National Aquarium in Baltimore. Discounted rates are available for SANS
students, and they include complimentary high-speed Internet in your
guest room. The SANS rate of $197 S/D is available through June 13, so
take advantage of this special offer and make your reservations today!

"Getting hands-on experience with the latest tools and having fun
learning gives SANS an edge no other training organization has yet
mastered." - Jason Fowler, UBC

Get the training you need to work better and faster as a security
professional. Start making your training and travel plans now to join
us for SANSFIRE 2009! (

Kind regards,
Stephen Northcutt
The SANS Technology Institute, a postgraduate computer security college


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