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SANS Introduces New Vulnerability Assessment Security Training Course
Monday, April 16, 2018

A Hands-On Approach to Building Technical Vulnerability Assessment Skills and Techniques

SANS Introduces New Vulnerability Assessment Security Training Course

A Hands-On Approach to Building Technical Vulnerability Assessment Skills and Techniques

BETHESDA, Md., April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced a new vulnerability assessment course, SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment. This is the first class of its kind to offer a hands-on approach for performing vulnerability assessments - correctly - in addition to engagement planning, threat modeling, and proper risk assessments. SANS SEC460 will debut at SANS Pittsburgh 2018 taking place in Pennsylvania July 30 - August 4.

"More than a checklist, this course gives students a tour of the attacker perspective, which is crucial to discovering where strikes will land. SEC460 was designed to be the optimal point of entry for anyone in an IT role given Information Security responsibility or considering a transition to careers focused on computer attack and defense," said Adrien de Beaupre, a certified SANS instructor and track lead for the SEC460 course.

SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment covers threat management and introduces core components of comprehensive vulnerability assessment. Assessments of networks, operating systems, and web applications are detailed using a blended toolkit of commercial, free, and open source tools. For example, the inclusion of Acunetix Web Vulnerability scanner will add value to security professionals looking to automate aspects of their software implementation and software development life cycles.

According to Matthew Toussain, a co-author of Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment, "SEC460 was designed by taking the very best government and private sector strategies and tactics, including those observed from government Cyber Protection Teams and other major vulnerability assessment and management engagements like the Olympics. The foremost objective of this learning experience is to arm students with lessons learned in the field and empower them to be agents for continuous security improvement."

For additional information on the SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment course, or to register, 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 provider of cybersecurity training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cybersecurity training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via over 30 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (

CONTACT: Julie Akstin-Dearing, JABB Communications for SANS,, Phone: 713-201-9000

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