SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, announced SANS San Antonio 2019 (#SANSSanAntonio) taking place May 28-June 2 in Texas. Hands-on immersion style training and bonus evening talks will arm attendees with the information they need to tackle today’s most complex cyber challenges. ICS cyber security expert Dean Parsons (@deancybersec) will discuss the ICS threat landscape and highlight effective ways to do practical and effective ICS defense during his evening talk “Defending Industrial Controls & Critical Infrastructure”.
According to Parsons, “If you’ve flipped on a light switch at home or the office, pumped gas into your car at a gas station, or poured water from a tap, you’ve touched or relied on industrial control systems. These systems maintain our modern way of life and they are under attack. Join me in San Antonio and get involved in the ICS and critical infrastructure defense conversation. We’ll review recent ICS attacks designed to cause physical damage to physical assets, and discover ICS defense using the Active Cyber Defense Cycle as taught in the ICS515 class.”
In addition to his evening talk, Parsons will teach ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response. This course will detail how to use incident response procedures to maintain the safety and reliability of operations. The strategy and technical skills presented will serve as a basis for ICS organizations looking to show that defense is doable.
SANS San Antonio 2019 features 11 hands-on immersion style training courses. Those new to cyber security will benefit from SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security and SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style. More seasoned professionals can choose from courses like MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers, SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics, and MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP Certification. Attendees also have the opportunity to challenge their skills by participating in the Core NetWars Experience.