Two new SANS courses in Amsterdam in May

Advanced penetration testing and forensics courses join the roster.

SANS Secure Europe, mainland Europe’s largest dedicated IT security training event will include two new courses when it returns to the Radisson Blu Hotel in the heart of Amsterdam from the 12th to the 24th of May.

SANS will debut SEC561: Intense Hands-on Pen Testing Skill Development, the most labs-based course ever run by SANS with over 30 hours of intense labs based work. As course instructor Tim Medin explains, “This course is aimed at taking experienced penetration testers to the next level by refining the hands-on expertise needed for finding, exploiting, and resolving vulnerabilities. It will equip students with the practical skills needed to address today’s toughest pen test and vulnerability assessment projects.”

The six day course concludes with a “capture the flag challenge” where attendees will apply the skills they have mastered throughout all the other sessions in a hands-on workshop. Attendees will participate in a larger version of the exercises present in the class to independently reinforce skills learned throughout the course.

Secure Europe will also debut SANS FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis for the first time in Europe. Taught by Steve Armstrong, this course covers the tools, technology, and processes required to integrate network evidence sources into investigations, with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness. The course aims to equip students with a well-stocked toolbox and practical knowledge across the full spectrum of network evidence, including high-level NetFlow analysis, low-level pcap exploration, ancillary network log examination, and more.


Amsterdam will also host 7 additional courses:


· SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth with Jess Garcia

· SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style with Stephen Sims

· SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials – Enterprise Defender with Bryce Galbraith

· SEC579: Virtualization and Private Cloud Security with Dave Shackleford

· SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking with Justin Searle

· SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking with Stephen Sims

· MGT433: Securing The Human: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a High-Impact Awareness Program with Tim Harwood


SANS Secure Europe also includes a series of SANS@Night talks and social/networking functions, free of charge to all students. For more information and to register online, please visit:


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The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted, and by far the largest source for world-class information security training and security certification in the world offering over 50 training courses. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a certification body featuring over 27 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; and it operates the Internet’s early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.


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