Acunetix included in SANS Institute Course SEC460

Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

London UK, April 2018 – Training on Acunetix use is now available within the SANS Institute Course, SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment, the premier course focused on building technical vulnerability assessment skills and techniques, while highlighting time-tested practical approaches to ensure true value across the enterprise.

“As the pioneer in automated web application security, Acunetix has been the tool of choice for several Fortune 500 enterprise companies,” announced Chris Martin, Acunetix CEO. “The inclusion of Acunetix within SANS Institute SEC460, will add value to security specialists looking to automate aspects of their SDLC.”

SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment is focused on equipping information security personnel from organizations charged with effectively and efficiently securing 10,000 or more systems. Course attendees will be shown how to use real industry-standard security tools including Acunetix, for vulnerability assessment, management, and mitigation. It is the only course that teaches a holistic vulnerability assessment methodology while focusing on challenges faced in a large enterprise. Via the course, students will gain valuable experience using Acunetix among other high-end commercial software.

Course Outline

SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment begins with an introduction to information security vulnerability assessment fundamentals, followed by in-depth coverage of the Vulnerability Assessment Framework. It then moves into the structural components of a dynamic and iterative information security program. Through a detailed, practical analysis of threat intelligence, modeling, and automation, students will learn the skills necessary to not only use the tools of the trade, but also to implement a transformational security vulnerability assessment program.

  • Methodology, Planning and Threat Modelling
  • Discovery
  • Enhanced Vulnerability Scanning and Automation
  • Vulnerability Validation, Triage and Data Management
  • Remediation and Reporting
  • Vulnerability Assessment Foundry

For more information and to register for the course go to: www.sans.org/u/CJM

Get Acunetix Certified

All course participants are encouraged to sit for the open book Acunetix User Certification Test within the Acunetix Academy, to get vendor certification supplementary to the SANS course. Certification confirms that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills required to set up, configure, operate and troubleshoot Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner to automatically scan a website for vulnerabilities, and interpret the results to further research and take action on vulnerabilities. More information available here.

About Sans Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via over 30 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master’s degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet’s early warning system–the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (www.SANS.org)

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