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Keith Palmgren

Keith Palmgren is a Cybersecurity professional with over 30 years of experience specializing in the IT Security field. He is a SANS Senior Instructor and the author of SANS SEC301; "Introduction to Information Security."  

Keith also runs a successful security consulting practice, working with corporate leadership and security staff to help lower their organization's risk.  Keith divides his remaining time between freelance writing and his family.


Keith began his career in January 1985 with the U.S. Air Force working with cryptographic keys & codes management. He also worked in, what was at the time, the newly-formed Air Force computer security department. Following the Air Force, Keith joined AT&T/Lucent as a Senior Security Architect working on engagements with the DoD and the National Security Agency.

Later, as Security Consulting Practice Manager for Sprint, Keith built and ran the second largest security consulting practice of its time. He was responsible for all Sprint security consulting worldwide and for leading dozens of security professionals on many consulting engagements across all business spectrums.

During his career, Keith has authored 22 training courses.  The American Council on Education certified seven of those courses as eligible for college credit.  

Keith currently holds eleven computer security certifications (CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GCED, GISF, CEH, Security+, Network+, A+, CTT+).

Here is What Students Say About Keith Palgren:

"Keith Palmgren is an instructor in his own class. He combines a wealth of security knowledge with real-life applicable scenarios and delivers as if he was your own Obi-Wan Kenobi." - Jason Torres, Rush University Medical Center

"Keith Palmgren is a master instructor! He articulates computer technology and security controls in laymen's terms and engages the entire class. I registered with reticence and concluded with an unanticipated level of confidence. Thanks SANS and Keith!" - Rex Pugmire, Workfront, Inc.

Online options available. Train from any location.

Upcoming Courses Taught By Keith Palmgren
Type Course / Location Date Register

Training Event
SANS London March 2018 London, United Kingdom
Mar 5, 2018 -
Mar 10, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS Northern VA Spring - Tysons 2018 McLean, VA
Mar 17, 2018 -
Mar 24, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL
Apr 3, 2018 -
Apr 10, 2018
 

Simulcast
Online
Apr 3, 2018 -
Apr 7, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS London April 2018 London, United Kingdom
Apr 16, 2018 -
Apr 21, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA
May 11, 2018 -
May 18, 2018
 

Training Event
Sold Out
SANS Rocky Mountain 2018 Denver, CO
Jun 4, 2018 -
Jun 9, 2018
 

Simulcast
Online
Jun 4, 2018 -
Jun 8, 2018
 

Training Event
SANSFIRE 2018 Washington, DC
Jul 14, 2018 -
Jul 21, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS San Antonio 2018 San Antonio, TX
Aug 6, 2018 -
Aug 11, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS Virginia Beach 2018 Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 20, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS Virginia Beach 2018 Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 20, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS Tampa-Clearwater 2018 Tampa, FL
Sep 4, 2018 -
Sep 9, 2018
 

Training Event
SANS Network Security 2018 Las Vegas, NV
Sep 23, 2018 -
Sep 28, 2018
 

OnDemand
Online
Anytime  

*Course contents may vary depending upon location, see specific event description for details.