Promo Whatever your plans for the third quarter of 2021, an emerging security vulnerability or a network security breach has the potential to throw them into disarray. Unless, of course, you’ve made the effort to hone your existing skills or expand your knowledge into new areas ahead of time.

And if that has got you thinking, you’ll be pleased to know that SANS Institute has unveiled its biggest-ever training event for Asia Pacific, running from July to September this year, and ranging across Japan, Australia, Singapore and India.

Of course, travel is simply not on the agenda for many of us this year, so Cyber Defence Asia Pacific 21 will be delivered in a mix of formats.

SANS Cyber Defence Australia runs from June 28 to July 10, and offers 11 courses, with In-Person, In-Person Live Stream, and Live Online options.

At the same time, SANS Cyber Defence Japan will offer 10 courses Live Online, with Hacker Tools, Exploits and Incident Handling, and Security Essentials Bootcamp both available with simultaneous Japanese Translation.

The show moves to Singapore from July 12 to 23, with five In-Person Live Stream and Live Online courses on offer, before moving onto India which also has five courses available Live Online. Then it’s back to Singapore between August 16 and 21, with an eight course lineup, before looping back to India between September 20 and 25.

The exact course menus vary by location, though all locations will offer some of SANS’ most up to date offerings, including new courses such as Windows Forensics Analysis, Purple Team Tactics, Open-Source Intelligence Gathering and Analysis, Cloud Security and DevSecOps Automation, Public Cloud Security, and Cloud Native Security.

Just because a course is not precisely in your geography, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it online. Each event is open to any region so you can pick training in a timezone to suit you. Plus, you’ll have access to support during the live sessions and be able to access the lectures for four months after the end of the course.

You can be assured that whatever training you sign up for, it will be led by an instructor who is not just an expert on the theory but is an active security practitioner.

So, whatever your plans for the summer, make sure you’re planning to keep your security knowledge up to date. Because that’s just what the opposition will be doing with their skillset, too. For the full lineup, just head here.

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