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REN-ISAC / SANS discount window for security awareness and technical training closing Jan 31
From: Doug Pearson <dodpears () REN-ISAC NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:10:37 -0500


Just a quick reminder that the winter window is closing Jan 31 for
purchase of discounted SANS security technical and awareness training
through the REN-ISAC partnership with SANS.

Overview information is provided below and at our web site. Questions
can be directed to secretary () ren-isac net 

Thank you for the community engagement and support of REN-ISAC!


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


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

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

   - SANS Securing The Human end user security awareness training
   - SANS Securing The Human Developer training
   - SANS OnDemand technical training & GIAC certification
   - SANS NetWars interactive technical skills challenges

The SANS and REN-ISAC partnership creates economies of scale for
purchasing at a significant 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 and access to a web cast held on November 19th
discussing these special offerings can be found at:

Questions can be directed to secretary () ren-isac net

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. During this window, the price is $1.75
per user for a 1-year license (minimum order $2,100) or $3.00 per user
for a 2-year license (minimum order $3,600).

Securing The Human Developer provides training for those involved in the
software development process and addresses numerous issues including
injection flaws, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery,
transport layer protection and more - there are currently 13 modules in
all. During this window, the aggregate-purchase price is $250 per person
for a 1-year license (minimum order $2,500).

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.

During this window, the price for a SANS OnDemand course is $2,150 and
the GIAC exam price is $579 when bundled with a course (minimum order

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.
During this window, the price for NetWars is $1,350 per person when
bundled with an OnDemand order.

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

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


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