The SANS Institute and Global Information Assurance Certification Announce Their Partnership with the White House's IT Training

  The SANS Institute and Global Information Assurance Certification Announce
    Their Partnership with the White House's IT Training and Certification
                                   Program.

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., April 29, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SANS Institute
and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) announced today their
participation in the Obama Administration's IT Training and Certification
Program, a partnership which will enable thousands of service members to earn
industry-recognized information technology certifications before they
transition from military service. The IT Training and Certification Program
was announced today at a White House press conference with First Lady Michelle
Obama, Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council; John
Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco; and Senior Master Sergeant Alexander
Hall.

SANS Institute and GIAC are proud to be part of this program, helping to train
and certify service members returning to the civilian workforce. SANS and GIAC
are providing over $33,000 in training and certification scholarships to the
program.

One of the greatest challenges our military personnel face when transitioning
to civilian life is locating and securing gainful employment. The mission of
the IT Training and Certification Program is to bring meaningful, rewarding
and life-long career opportunities to service personnel in the IT sector.

SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information
security training in the world. GIAC is the leading provider of technical,
job-duty-specific information security certifications and its exams validate
the hands-on ability of practitioners around the world. SANS courses and GIAC
certifications are part of the NICE Initiative and GIAC is ISO/ANSI/IEC 17024
accredited and has more certifications approved under the DoD 8570 directive
than any other certification body.

To learn more about this program, please go to:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/military_credentialing_and_licensing_report_2-24-2013_final.pdf

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
source for world-class information security training and security
certification in the world offering over 50 training courses.GIAC, an
affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a certification body featuring over 20
hands-on, technical certifications in information security. SANS offers a
myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus
projects, research reports, and newsletters; and it operates the Internet's
early warning system - the Internet Storm Center.At the heart of SANS are the
many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations
to universities working together to help the entire information security
community. (www.SANS.org)

About GIAC
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) is a certification body
featuring over 20 hands-on, technical certifications in information security.
GIAC has certified over 49,000 IT security professionals since it was founded
in 1999. The GIAC program is accredited under the IEC/ISO/ANSI 17024 quality
standard for certifying bodies. GIAC is an affiliate of the SANS Institute.
(www.GIAC.org)

SOURCE SANS Institute and GIAC

Website: http://www.sans.org