CACR, REN-ISAC offering discounted security awareness training
Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research is partnering with the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) to offer discounted information security awareness training to the education community. The training will be provided by the world-renowned SANS Institute.
SANS is offering online training through video modules in addition to physical materials such as newsletters, posters, screensavers, and banners. The training is part of SANS’ “Securing the Human” series, which provides comprehensive awareness programs aimed at helping organizations better protect their cyber infrastructure and data.
As a piece of the partnership, CACR and REN-ISAC are offering reduced rates for those interested in participating. A one-year license is being offered for $1.50 per seat through March 15. Two-year seats may be purchased for $2.50 during the same timeframe.
SANS’ “Securing the Human” program provides world-class training through online videos in areas such as passwords, encryption, smartphone security, and wireless activity. Each module includes an online assessment and training materials are updated as needed throughout the year to provide the most current information available. Optional supporting materials include newsletters, posters, screensavers and banners that can be customized to an organization’s identity.
Future programs, such as “NetWars” and on-demand training packages will be on sale in the coming months. “Securing the Human” has received excellent reviews from those who have undergone the training.
“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,” said James A. (Jim) Richards III, West Virginia’s chief information security officer.
REN-ISAC and SANS personnel will host a live webcast on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to answer any questions from those interested in purchasing SANS training at a discounted rate. The webcast begins at 1 p.m. EST and can be viewed at: www.ren-isac.net/programs/sans.html.
About REN-ISAC: REN-ISAC’s mission is to aid and promote cybersecurity operational protection and response within the higher education and research (R&E) communities. REN-ISAC serves as the R&E trusted partner for served networks, the formal U.S. ISAC community, and in other commercial, governmental, and private security information sharing relationships.
About SANS: 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 community.