SANS Institute launches video series on cybersecurity for IT administrators

Keith Palmgren, SANS Senior Instructor and author of the video series

SANS Security Awareness, a division of the SANS Institute, announced the launch of its short-form technical training modules, “Security Essentials for IT Administrators.” This series provides a comprehensive review of cybersecurity principles, specifically targeting those with a foundational understanding of IT systems and/or network administration to keep them up-to-date and knowledgeable in the evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Why is the module vital in the cybersecurity landscape?

Relevant training for this audience is essential in the overall security posture of an organization as more IT professionals, such as network/system administrators and engineers, are taking on security responsibilities. The series leverages learning objectives from popular SANS training courses such as SEC301, SEC388, SEC401, and SEC504, and is designed to increase awareness of the unique attack landscape that IT professionals face.

In addition, this product line is available to global organizations looking to improve their security knowledge and preparedness for purchase directly from SANS Security Awareness or alternatively accessible through Microsoft’s ‘Defender for Office 365’ package.

“Security Essentials for IT Administrators” is part of a larger technical training cohort offered by SANS Security Awareness; includes secure code training modules for developers, industrial control system (ICS) engineer training, and NERC CIP compliance training.

This series includes 12 modules of in-depth, task-specific training, with an average module run-time of 7.5 minutes, making it a quick and convenient way for network and system administrators to reinforce their understanding of fundamental security best practices.

What does the module mean for SANS Institute?

“The launch of the Security Essentials for IT Administrators course marks an exciting chapter in our mission to deliver high-quality security training to professionals in the industry, especially to these users who carry unique risk because of their privileged access and advanced skill set,” said John Byrne, General Manager of SANS Security Awareness.

“We are thrilled Microsoft identified SANS to provide this comprehensive technical content series to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to help protect against the most pressing security threats facing organizations across the globe. These modules offer a powerful solution to organizations seeking to bolster their security posture and streamline workforce management for technical teams,” John Byrne further commented.

“SANS Institute is proud to offer the video series as a valuable resource for security engineers to enhance their understanding of the unique security challenges they face in their daily roles. This training is an essential element in any security practitioner’s toolkit and is a testament to SANS’ commitment to providing the highest quality security training available,” said Keith Palmgren, SANS Senior Instructor and author of the video series.

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