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Subject: Discount opportunity for SANS Securing The Human awareness training from REN-ISAC & CACR

Please note this offering.

The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) and Indiana University’s Center for Applied
Cybersecurity Research are partnering with SANS to bring exceptional security awareness and technical training to the education community at substantially discounted pricing.

The program makes SANS Securing The Human, OnDemand, and NetWars training programs, and Universal Vouchers available during special aggregate purchase periods throughout the year. Substantial price discounts are realized through aggregate buying power.

The program offerings are described in detail at:

The first period to open will be for purchase of Securing The Human employee security awareness training. The period runs from February 1 to March 15. Securing The Human provides extensive training that targets today's weakest link in enterprise security - the human. The web-based video training goes beyond just compliance and addresses the most common risks using a proven framework based on the 20 Critical Security Controls. The program contains 21 security awareness modules and nine compliance modules, in areas like social engineering, passwords, mobile devices, insider threat, FERPA, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS.

Each module includes an online assessment. Materials are continuously updated in order to provide the most up-to-date training available. Individual progress through the program can be tracked. Each site can choose to use the SANS-hosted Virtual Learning Environment, or incorporate the training into their local LMS. Optional supporting materials include newsletters, posters, screensavers and banners that
can be customized to your site's identity. During the aggregate purchase period, Securing The Human can be purchased at $1.50 per seat for  one-year, or $2.50 per seat for 2 years.

Security awareness training is relevant and important for everyone throughout an organization, and has the potential for significant and
important reduction of risks and exposure. SANS training has received excellent reviews from those who have utilized the programs.

"I whave never seen such high quality training, distilled to a perfected message, and compressed into a timeframe that any organization should willingly commit employee time to taking as a risk-reduction strategy", said James A. (Jim) Richards III, West Virginia’s chief information security officer.

*Live Webcast* REN-ISAC and SANS will host a live webcast on Wednesday, January 25, to explain the Securing the Human offering and training, and answer questions. The webcast begins at 1 p.m. EST. Registration is not required. Details are at the program web page:

REN-ISAC's mission is to aid and promote cyber security operational protection and response within the higher education and research (R&E) communities. The mission is conducted within the context of a private community of trusted representatives at member institutions, and in service to the R&E community at-large. REN-ISAC serves as the R&E trusted partner for served networks, the formal ISAC community, and in commercial, governmental, and private security information sharing relationships.

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals, from auditors and network administrators to chief information security
officers, are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. 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

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in both Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. CACR is part of the Pervasive Technology Institute at IU and is affiliated with the university's Maurer School of Law.

Many thanks to colleague Doug Pearson, REN-ISAC, and Indiana University for putting this together.


Theresa Rowe
Chief Information Officer
Oakland University
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