SANS Wellington 2011

Venue: Duxton Hotel Wellington

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Event Date/Time: Mar 07, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2011
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SANS returns to Wellington, bringing our two most popular courses to New Zealand for SANS Wellington 2011 on 7-12 March! Register by 26 January to receive the best savings!

We know you won't want to miss:

- Security 401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style with Mark Hofman

Maximize your training time and turbo-charge your career in security by learning the full SANS Security Essentials curriculum needed to qualify for the GSEC certification. In this course you will learn the language and underlying theory of computer security. At the same time you will learn the essential, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills required for effective performance if you are given the responsibility for securing systems and/or organizations. This course meets both of the key promises SANS makes to our students: (1) You will gain up-to-the-minute knowledge you can put into practice immediately upon returning to work; and, (2) You will be taught by the best security instructors in the industry. As always, great teaching sets SANS courses apart, and SANS ensures this by choosing instructors who have ranked highest in a nine-year competition among potential security faculty.

- Security 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling with Bryce Galbraith

This challenging course is particularly well suited to individuals who lead or are a part of an incident handling team. Furthermore, general security practitioners, system administrators, and security architects will benefit by understanding how to design, build, and operate their systems to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks.

Put the skills you'll learn to practical use and join the thousands of GIAC certified professionals who make the info sec industry safe! Visit for more information and register for your certification attempt today!

Meet our instructors:

Mark Hofman
Mark is a director and founder of Shearwater Solutions and has over 15 years' experience in ICT Security. He has worked for both private industry and government and has provided a wide range of information security consulting services to numerous organizations, including the financial sector, private sector, and government organizations. Mark has had a number of publications, has trained and lectured internationally, and is a handler for the Internet Storm Center. Mark holds professional certifications, including CISSP, GIAC GCFW, CompTIA Security+ and BSI lead auditor accreditations.

Bryce Galbraith
Bryce began his IT journey at 10 years of age with a Commodore 64 and a 300 baud modem. As a contributing author of the internationally bestselling book Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, Bryce helped bring the secret world of hacking out of the darkness and into the public eye. Bryce has held security positions at global ISPs and Fortune 500 companies as well as being a member of Foundstone's world-renowned attack and penetration team. Bryce also served as senior instructor and co-author of Foundstone's Ultimate Hacking: Hands-On series. He has taught the art of ethical hacking and countermeasures to thousands of IT professionals from a who's who of top companies, financial institutions, and government agencies around the globe. Bryce is currently the chief hacking officer at Layered Security, where he provides vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services to clients around the world. Bryce teaches several of SANS' most popular courses and develops curriculum for current topics. Bryce is an active member of several security-related professional organizations, he speaks at a variety of conferences, and holds a number of certifications: CISSP, GCIH, GSEC, CEH, CHFI, Security+, and CCNA. Bryce blogs about security issues at

SANS training is well-known for being relevant and pragmatic. Mark and Bryce are industry leaders and experts who understand the challenges you face on a daily basis. Their real-world experience increases the practical value of the course material. Here are some comments from recent alumni:

"Great course. Lots of useful information and some great ideas." - Alisdair Eddie, Foodstuffs

"Well worth it." - Derek Chapman, Ministry of Justice

"Excellent overview of security as it applies to a wide range of OSs, network and security protocols and access methods." - Grant Froment, Gen-1

"An excellent overview to information security topics." - Ju Yin Quay, University of Auckland

Classes will be held at the Duxton Hotel Wellington. The Duxton Hotel is downtown, close to entertainment and the waterfront.

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Get the training you need to advance your career. Start making your training and travel plans now to join us for SANS Wellington 2011!


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Additional Information

-Register & pay by Wednesday, January 26, 2011, to receive up to a $400.00 discount. -Register & pay by Wednesday, February 9, 2011, to receive up to a $250.00 discount. -No Refunds after Wednesday, February 16, 2011. - Group discounts are available.