How cyber training can help you beat the bad guys

No matter what stage your security career is at, SANS has resources that will add to your knowledge

Sponsored Post Fighting cybercrime demands constant vigilance and can be a huge drain on time and resources. So it's good to know that not every weapon in the armory of the cybersecurity professional has to cost the earth. In fact, there's quite a bit of free stuff out there if you know where to look for it.

SANS Institute was established to provide a font of expertise and assistance in the world of information security, delivering an essential combination of thought leadership and useful resources. Its goal is to support the good guys with the practical skills and knowledge they need to make the world a better and safer place. A lot of what is on offer is free, the only requirement being to join the SANS community.

Here's an idea of some of the goodies you can access from SANS at no charge:

Free Tools

SANS experts have built some fantastic open-source cybersecurity tools to enable organizations to implement better security. These free tools will help the hard-pressed security professional to get the job done without eating into their budget.

SANS Workshops

Those in the business of cybersecurity will always benefit from hands-on experience of new tools and techniques, giving them an edge in real world situations. In these free workshops they can learn fresh skills that they can put into immediate action, as well as check out new technology in some depth and interact with others involved in the sessions. All workshops are moderated by leading instructors at the top of their game. Expect live stream instruction, subject matter support and immersive hands-on lab action.

Posters and Cheat Sheets

You can get vital at-a-glance information on SANS posters and cheat sheets on topics like Cloud Security, Cyber Defense, Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Threat Hunting. This isn't something you can pick up just anywhere, especially without paying for it.

SANS Cybersecurity Webcasts

These webcasts are in the form of live web broadcasts, bringing together top quality speakers and useful slide-based data - all for free. They cover topics such as Security Awareness, Cloud Security, OSINT, Offensive operations and so much more.

SANS Cybersecurity Blogs

These blogs will shed fresh light on a range of subject matter, from Cloud Security and Industrial Control Systems Security to Offensive Operations and Open-Source Intelligence.

SANS Virtual Summits

These summits offer cybersecurity professionals at all levels the chance to learn, connect, and share with other professionals from around the globe. They are a great source of content from industry practitioners who have seen it all and are able to offer fresh perspectives that can be put to immediate use.

SANS is committed to providing data, research, and the wisdom accumulated by seasoned pros to enable individuals and organizations to get the actionable education and support they need. You can join the community by clicking this link.

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