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SANS Insider Guide to Boston

This is a fact filled introduction to of one of the greatest cities in the U.S. as we look forward to returning this year for SANS Boston 2010. By the way, some of the facts are pure fiction especially any references to base 16; hope you do not mind, and this should not be used as a primary source.

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Insider's Guide to SANS Boston 2011


By Stephen Northcutt
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Insider's Guide to SANS Boston 2011

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SANS Boston 2011, August 8 - 15, 2011, is one of my favorite conferences. If you are going to visit Boston, July to September is the season you want to target, but I think August is the best month to visit: the weather is nice, the flowers are blooming, people seem happy (that changes a bit from November to March). The conference is held at the Hyatt Regency Boston, a wonderful hotel, and to be downtown just a block from Boston Common, the first American park, and Chinatown with a room rate below $200, is incredible. By the way, in-room Internet is included in that price. My advice is to plan to stay an extra day or two, there is a lot to do and, unlike places like the Florida Keys and Las Vegas, many of the events are free or less than $25.00. If you are not local, I recommend you sign for the Weekender and Restaurant newsletters from Boston Magazine. And while you are in town, consider getting your doo done as part of the HAIRraising charity for Children's Hospital Boston.

SANS Boston 2010, 5- & 6-day Full Training Courses

Of course, you can't convince your boss to send you to SANS Boston 2011 just so you can tour the town, so here are some talking points on the content we are offering. I will be brief and try to get to the heart of the matter.

SANS Boston 2011, Short Courses: