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Cyber Defense Initiative 2015

Washington, DC | Sat, Dec 12 - Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Welcome to Cyber Defense Initiative 2015

  • 34 Courses
  • 30 Instructors
  • 7 Disciplines

Bonus Sessions

Keynote from SANS Fellow and renowned Windows Security expert Jason Fossen. The keynote and other dynamic bonus session talks by subject matter experts are included with your course registration.

NetWars & DFIR NetWars Tournaments

Two different, hands-on, interactive security challenges! Taking place Thursday & Friday, Dec 17 & 18 and includes the 4th Annual Tournament of Champions.

Grand Hyatt Washington

Grand Hyatt Washington is a welcoming destination with a host of world-class services and amenities, and convenient Metro Center access directly from the lobby.
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Information Security Training in Washington DC

Information security training in Washington DC from SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training. At SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 (CDI), SANS offers hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. The site of SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015, December 12-19, is the Grand Hyatt Washington, located in the Penn Quarter.

Event Schedule
  • One- and Two-day courses: Begin on Saturday December 12th.
  • Four-, Five-, and Six-day courses: Begin on Monday December 14th.

View the complete schedule, which includes all Courses, Bonus Sessions, and NetWars Tournaments.

Make your plans now to attend SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 on December 12-19. This is your opportunity to:

  • Understand how the newest cyber attacks work and what you can do to prevent them or mitigate the damage.
  • Ensure that your tools are up to the task of finding, blocking, and deciphering hacking attacks.
  • Get the training you need to make your organization cyber secure.
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Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
NEW: SEC550: Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures and Cyber Deception
Bryce Galbraith
WAITLIST: SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Ed Skoudis
WAITLIST: FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence
Jake Williams
NEW: MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security Risk Management
James Tarala
WAITLIST: MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership
Mark Williams
WAITLIST: ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response
Robert M. Lee
WAITLIST: SEC301: Intro to Information Security GISF Keith Palmgren
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Paul A. Henry
SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing and Auditing
Jason Fossen
WAITLIST: SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Bryan Simon
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA Mike Poor
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling GCIH John Strand
SEC505: Securing Windows with PowerShell and the Critical Security Controls GCWN Jason Fossen
WAITLIST: SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Seth Misenar
SEC524: Cloud Security Fundamentals
Dave Shackleford
WAITLIST: SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth GCCC James Tarala
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Christopher Crowley
SEC579: Virtualization and Private Cloud Security
Dave Shackleford
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
Bryce Galbraith
WAITLIST: SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN Stephen Sims
FOR408: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Ovie Carroll
WAITLIST: FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics and Incident Response GCFA Alissa Torres
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis GNFA Philip Hagen
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Lenny Zeltser
WAITLIST: MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification GISP Eric Conrad
MGT433: Securing The Human: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a High-Impact Awareness Program
Lance Spitzner
WAITLIST: MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™ GSLC G. Mark Hardy
MGT535: Incident Response Team Management
Christopher Crowley
DEV544: Secure Coding in .NET: Developing Defensible Applications GSSP-.NET Aaron Cure
AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters & Systems GSNA David Hoelzer
LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations GLEG Benjamin Wright
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials GICSP Justin Searle
Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
(FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
Jeff McJunkin
DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
(FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
Philip Hagen
Jake Williams
HOSTED: Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) CBK® Training Seminar
Frank Shirmo
HOSTED: Physical Penetration Testing
The CORE Group