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Cyber Security Expert Paul A. Henry to Discuss Evolving Threats at Seattle Cyber Security Training Event
Thursday, August 09, 2018

Will Share How to Stay Ahead of Adversaries

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Seattle Fall 2018 (#SANSSeattle) taking place October 15-20 in Washington. Courses will help security professionals at every level develop new skills to better protect their organization. A special keynote talk, Evolving Threats, will be given by renowned cyber security expert Paul A. Henry (@phenrycissp).

"Bad guys are constantly evolving to try to stay one step ahead of our defenses. They observe how we react and then make adjustments to their methods to better avoid detection. As defenders we tend to remain static using the same defenses that we have used for the past 20 years such as firewalls, antivirus etc. which leaves us at a disadvantage," says Henry. "To afford the necessary protections our defenses must evolve to match today's evolving threats. A great example of an evolving threat is the shift from crypto locker-like malware where files are encrypted and held for ransom with payment made in bitcoins - to malware that actually mines bitcoins, consuming your CPU cycles and RAM in producing new bitcoins that are transferred automatically to cyber criminals. If you are operating in the cloud you are paying for the CPU cycles you consume, hence bitcoin mining malware can dramatically increase your operating expenses."

In addition to his keynote discussion, Henry will teach the ICS 410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials course. This course provides a foundational set of standardized skills and knowledge for industrial cyber security professionals. It is designed to ensure that the workforce involved in supporting and defending industrial control systems is trained to keep the operational environment safe, secure, and resilient against current and emerging cyber threats.

For additional information on the ICS 410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials course, or to register, visit:

SANS Seattle Fall 2018 provides the unique opportunity to learn directly from some of the world's top cyber security practitioners. Hands on immersion-style training course will cover a variety of topics including cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics, security management and ICS security.

For a complete list of courses and evening talks, or to register for SANS Seattle Fall 2018, 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 cyber security 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 cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates a practitioner's 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. (

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