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Ethical Hacking Course Brings Higher Attendance To SANS London in 2010

SANS Institute : 11 January, 2011  (Company News)
Oversubscribed courses and popular content brought a 32% increase in course attendance for SANS Institute during 2010 on such courses for IT security professionals as Advanced Penetration Testing
SANS London 2010 has announced its most successful year ever with attendance rising 32 percent over 2009. New courses such as the 'SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking' were over subscribed by 50%. Every other course was either over 95% capacity or expanded due to a surge in applicants during November.

 

“There seems to be much more awareness around Cyber Security this year,” comments Terry Neal, the event organiser, “Issues like Wikileaks and the organised attacks against card payment service providers are just today's news – there is always something happening and people want to know how to protect their organisations or clients.”

 

Even with a London wide underground strike and major delays at UK airports due to adverse weather conditions, SANS London attracted students from 37 countries including Lithuania, Egypt, Luxemburg and Hungary. Responses from students have also been very positive.

 

Highly technical courses such as 'SEC 560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking' were highly praised. “Anyone can learn how to use tools such as Nmap at home,” comments Danny Rigby from KPMG, “but Pieter (Danhieux) explains what it is doing and why. Having target machines to practice on and someone to answer questions definitely makes the difference.”

 

Kraig Cantwell from Booz Allen Hamilton who attended 'SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Twenty Critical Security Controls' added, “An absolutely essential course for managers and executives. It will enable you to know what to ask your staff about protecting critical information and understanding their responses.”

                                                                                                           

All attendees received software tools and teaching materials to take away with them as well as audio transcript from courses to help with independent study ahead of exams. “We know that there are more students this year taking professional qualifications such as GIAC than at any other point in time,” explains Neal, “The popularity of SANS London is in part a response to demands from employers for more staff with internationally recognised and professionally validated skills.”

 

In response to the record-breaking attendance, next years event is likely to expand to include several new courses. The next big European training event, SANS Secure Europe 2011 in Amsterdam next May has already opened for registrations. “Based on early registrations, Amsterdam is also likely to exceed last years attendance,” comments Neal, “Security professionals who are keen to attend need to start planning early as places on some courses, especially the SEC660, are likely to run out pretty soon.”
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