Security Expert, G. Mark Hardy, to Share How to Defend Against Ransomware Attacks at SANS Denver Information Security Training Event

Bethesda, MD., March 28, 2017 –SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced its return to Denver, June 12 – 17. SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 features hands-on immersion style information security training courses that provide InfoSec professionals with the skills needed to protect their organization and advance their career. Bonus evening discussions, including Anti-Ransomware: How to Turn the Tables, will give attendees insight on how to deal with some of today’s most complex security issues.

According to the Founder and President of CardKill and a SANS instructor, G. Mark Hardy, “Ransomware is a billion dollar industry that is expected to grow tremendously in 2017. Because lost productivity costs far more than the average ransom, the typical response is to pay the ransom. But what if you could stop Ransomware in its tracks? Join me at SANS Rocky Mountain to learn about tools and methodologies that are battle-proven and actually work.”

SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 will feature 10 hands-on immersion security training courses. Included among the courses are SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence and ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials. G. Mark will also teach MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression(TM).

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in SANS’ popular CORE NetWars Tournament. This computer and network security challenge is designed to test a participant’s experience and skills in a safe environment. It is accessible to a broad level of player skill ranges and is split into separate levels so that advanced players may quickly move through earlier levels to the level of their expertise. For a complete list of courses, instructors and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Rocky Mountain 2017, please visit: