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Details of second CyberThreat Summit announced by NCSC and SANS Institute

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the SANS Institute have announced details for CyberThreat 2019, the Summit designed specifically for technical professionals in cyber security. Returning for the second year, the two-day event on 25 and 26 November at the Riverbank...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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Duo of ‘Golden Ticket’ passes on offer for biggest cyber security competition of 2016

PwC has been unveiled as the lead sponsor for the “most sophisticated” Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass event to date, which is to be staged from 2-4 November in London. In addition, a competition organised by Cyber Security Challenge UK and PwC will see t...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
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Simulated investigation staged at BT Tower in bid to unearth cyber recruits

Telecoms giant BT and the Cyber Security Challenge UK have staged a mock investigation into a cyber attack at London’s iconic BT Tower in a bid to find the country’s best hidden cyber security talent. No fewer than 24 of the brightest candidates from a series of online qualifying...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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Government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK stages “most realistic civilian cyber attack ever”

On Friday 20 November, the UK’s most promising amateur cyber defenders competed to avert a simulated biological attack on Church House within the Grounds of Westminster Abbey staged by a fictional cyber terrorist group. The competition, known as ‘Masterclass’...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Around 25,000 people took SANS’ online Cyber Aptitude and Skills Assessment earlier this year
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First SANS UK Cyber Academy graduates preparing to enter the workforce

The first 30 students of the UK Cyber Academy – SANS Institute’s eight-week residential cyber security training programme – will be attending an employer recruitment fair on Thursday 15 October to allow prospective employers to meet the Academy students ahead of final...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015
The industry is facing a shortage of digital forensics practitioners able to investigate attacks that use fileless malware
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Rise of anti-forensics techniques “requires diligent response from digital investigators”

The security sector is facing a shortage of digital forensics practitioners able to investigate attacks that use fileless malware and other anti-forensics measures configured to leave little trace on physical disks.  According to Alissa Torres, founder of Sibertor Forensics and...
Posted On 08 Sep 2015
The proliferation of new wireless communication technologies within consumer electronics and smart devices is overtaking the skills of the information security industry
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Wireless security skills “must be prepared for the Internet of Things era” asserts SANS Institute

The proliferation of new wireless communication technologies within consumer electronics and smart devices is overtaking the skills present within the information security industry. That’s the considered view of Larry Pesce, a leading expert in the field and SANS...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a co-operative research and education organisation focused on cyber security issues
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“Growing mobile attacks demand better trained staff and processes” states SANS Institute expert

In the wake of the recently uncovered DarkHotel attack which used compromised Wi-Fi networks in Five-Star hotels to hack the traditional and mobile devices of visiting high-level executives, there’s still a lack of awareness around the risks posed by mobile devices....
Posted On 31 May 2015
The SANS Institute has announced the speakers and agenda for the upcoming European Security Awareness Summit in London
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Speakers and agenda announced for SANS Institute’s European Security Awareness Summit

SANS Institute has announced the speakers and agenda for 10 July’s eagerly-awaited European Security Awareness Summit in London which offers a blend of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by teams working inside leading European organisations. The line-u...
Posted On 14 May 2015
The SANS SEC562: CyberCity Hands-On Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise will make its European debut in London during April
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SANS Institute course to help protect UK’s CNI against cyber attack set for April launch

April sees the birth of the UK’s first ever hands-on information security course designed specifically for IT professionals charged with securing our Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and related industries. The new educational vehicle, developed by the SANS Institute,...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015