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REN-ISAC and SANS partner for highly discounted technical and awareness training; WEBCAST May 21
From: Doug Pearson <dodpears () REN-ISAC NET>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 22:42:28 -0400

SANS and REN-ISAC are partnering to bring exceptional security awareness
and technical training to the education community at substantially
discounted pricing.

An interactive webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 to explain the
program and provide opportunity for Q&A.

The special pricing is available during a purchase commitment window,
June 1 through July 31, for:

   - SANS Securing The Human security awareness training,
   - SANS OnDemand & GIAC, technical training & certification, and
   - SANS NetWars interactive technical skills challenges

The SANS and REN-ISAC partnership creates economies of scale for
purchasing at a significant (75% - 90%) discount during specific time
frames (60-day windows of opportunity). The special pricing is available
to staff, faculty, and undergraduate students at higher education
institutions, and K-12 teachers and students.

Details about the program are at:

For more information on these programs, visit the REN-ISAC web page, or
contact secretary () ren-isac net 

About the Webcast

Join us for a webcast on May 21st at Noon EDT to learn about this
opportunity. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
A recording of the webcast will be available on the REN-ISAC program web
page, for persons who are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

To join the webcast:
click the Connect to Live session link and enter your name when
prompted. Adobe Flash is required.

About the training

Securing the Human provides extensive employee security awareness
training that targets today's weakest link in enterprise security – the
human. Online training modules cover topics such as social engineering,
using e-mail safely, smartphone security and FERPA. The special pricing
is a limited-time opportunity. The regular price for 250 users is $20
per user, but during this window, the price is $1.60 per user for a
1-year license (minimum order $2,000) or $2.80 per user for a 2-year
license (minimum order $3,500).

OnDemand technical training provides a choice from more than 40 SANS
courses that can be accessed from a PC or iPad, such as:

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
FOR508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response
MGT414: SANS +S Training Program for the CISSP Certification Exam

Each course is taught by one of the top SANS instructors using a mix of
slides, video demonstrations, interactive labs and assessment tests. The
student will have four months of access to the OnDemand course.

SANS "long" OnDemand courses are regularly $4,500 but during this window
the price is $1,350. The GIAC bundled price is $579. The minimum order
size is $4,000.

NetWars is a hands-on, interactive learning environment that enables
information security professionals to develop and master the skills they
need to excel in their field through a series of challenge exercises.

Visit http://www.ren-isac.net/sans/ for more information on these
offerings and instructions to register.

Happy Users

"I have never seen such high quality training, distilled to a perfected
message, and compressed into a timeframe that any organization should
willingly commit employee time to taking as a risk reduction strategy."
James A. (Jim) Richards III, West Virginia Chief Information Security

"We just purchased the SANS Securing the Human, which I think is the
best I have ever seen. In addition it's backed up by SANS extensive
experience and knowledge base in infosec."
Karen McDowell, Ph.D., Information Security Analyst, University of Virginia

About the Partners

REN-ISAC's mission is to aid and promote cyber security operational
protection and response within the higher education and research (R&E)
communities. The mission is conducted within the context of a private
community of trusted representatives at member institutions, and in
service to the R&E community at-large. REN-ISAC serves as the R&E
trusted partner for served networks, the formal ISAC community, and in
commercial, governmental, and private security information sharing

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and
education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000
security professionals around the world. A range of individuals, from
auditors and network administrators to chief information security
officers, are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding
solutions to the challenges they face. 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


Doug Pearson
Technical Director, REN-ISAC
24x7 Watch Desk +1(317)278-6630

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