Come to Orlando for Hands-On Cyber Security Training Taught by Real-World Practitioners

Attend in Orlando, FL or Live Online

Learn real-world cyber security skills from top industry experts during SANS 2023 (April 2-7). Join us in Orlando, FL or Live Online to experience interactive training with hands-on labs, practice your skills during one of our NetWars Tournaments, and network with your peers in real time. Choose your course and register now!

SANS 2023 Features

  • Courses In-Person or Live Online (see Available Courses for details)
  • Core, DFIR and Defense NetWars Tournaments In-Person only
  • Practical cyber security training taught by real-world practitioners
  • Featured Keynote - ChatGPT, GANs, and Deep Learning: Pulling Back the Curtain with David Hoelzer
  • Bonus Sessions with instructors and other industry professionals (See Bonus Sessions tab below)
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courses include electronic and printed books
  • Several courses align with GIAC certifications

Please note, courses are available In-Person in Orlando, FL or Live Online during this event.

In-Person Event Considerations

With your health and well-being in mind, we are working closely with the event venue to apply the greatest safety measures and highest standards of cleanliness for our In-Person attendees.

If you would like to attend In-Person, please register now to ensure your spot before the event meets capacity.

Live Online Training

Live Online courses include live stream instruction with real-time support from GIAC-certified teacher assistants, plus an archive of course lectures uploaded to your account daily during the event and four months of access to your course lecture recordings.

Neurodiversity in Cybersecurity Summit 2023:

Attend sessions In-Person after class on Tuesday, April 4

Session 1: Higher Ed: Navigating Continuing Education and Industry Certifications

6:15 pm - 6:50 pm ET

Rob Lee, SANS Fellow

Mick Douglas, Principal Instructor

Sadie Gauthier, SROC Engineer, SANS Institute

Jason Nickola, Associate Instructor

Adam Kosloski, Operations Team Lead, GIAC

Many neurodivergent adults carry trauma from being educated in a school system not designed for them, which often failed to recognize their strengths or provide the conditions necessary to thrive. The idea of voluntarily going “back to school,” whether to pursue an advanced degree or earn industry credentials, can be daunting, but career advancement often depends on it. Our panel includes SANS instructors, authors, courseware engineers, and GIAC certification experts who can share their own strategies for success and suggestions for your own educational path.

Support Systems: Building a Network of Resources and Allies

6:55 pm - 7:30 pm ET

Steph I., Cloud Security Operations Analyst II, Duo Security

Kassandra Pierre, AVP- Global Functions Technology Talent Development, Citi

We all need a little help sometimes, and when those times arise, it’s essential to have an existing support network to turn to. Kassandra and Steph will share their experiences with finding supportive communities, including the WiCyS Neurodiversity Affiliate. They’ll discuss what works for them in finding personal and professional allies and other resources for success.

Accommodations, Awareness, and Allyship at Work! How to Initiate a Foundation of Inclusion

7:45 pm - 8:15 pm ET

Sashy O'Connor, Director of Operations & Employment Specialist, The Grow Group Inc.

Closing Keynote | Neurodivergent Associates are an Asset: A CISO's Perspective on Retention and Inclusion

8:15 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Jerich Beason, CISO - Commercial Bank, Capital One

Rather than seeing “build a more diverse team” as an item to check off the list, Jerich is in the vanguard of CISOs committed to improving cybersecurity by prioritizing diversity of all types, including neurodiversity. This commitment doesn’t end once employees are hired; getting the right people into the right roles and setting them up for success is an ongoing process. Join us as he shares his keys to success and goals for the future.

SANS courses are extremely valuable because of all the hands-on material and their connection to the real world.
Tor Nilsson
- SecurityLink AB
SANS creates a one-of-a-kind learning experience providing world-class training and fascinating opportunities to network and gain new perspectives from your peers!
Justin E.
- US Federal Agency
The instruction at SANS is top-notch. I have been to several SANS training courses and they never disappoint. The instructors bring real life experiences and show the students how the material can be applied.
Thomas Seck
- Johns Hopkins APL
SANS training keeps individuals up-to-date with relevant cyber security information. I can now apply the skills learned towards further maturing my program.
Nicholas Marriott
- Pfizer
The labs are giving me a chance to see the course content first hand and interact with it. It's doing a good job of letting me play with it and really seeing how the tools and methodologies work.
Ryan Moeller
- Eureka Strategic Consulting

    We are excited you are joining us for SANS 2023! Let us know what course you’re taking and what you are looking forward to during your #SANSTraining experience.

    Follow the event and start networking → #SANS2023

    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    March 16, 2023 March 9, 2023


    Hyatt Regency Orlando

    9801 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    Phone: 407-284-1234

    Hyatt Regency Orlando

    This family-friendly Orlando resort is just minutes from major theme parks including Universal Orlando®, Walt Disney World® and SeaWorld® Orlando. Enjoy shopping, dining and more than 100 unique entertainment options, all within a 2-mile radius of the hotel.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $245.00 S/D plus applicable taxes will be honored based on space availability.

    Rate includes the resort fee which provides access to complimentary Internet in your room, two bottles of water in room daily, two I-Ride Trolley tickets through International Drive, unlimited local and 800 phone calls, 10% discount on spa services, daily access to 24hr fitness center, complimentary group fitness classes, bike rentals, and pool activities (floats, rafts, etc.) offered in both pools.

    To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

    A limited number of Government Per Diem rooms at the prevailing rate are available with proper ID at Residence Inn Orlando Convention Center. The hotel is located approximately 1.1 miles away from Hyatt Regency Orlando where the event will take place. Complimentary breakfast buffet and Internet in guestroom is included. Link to Directions.

    This rate is honored on space availability and is only available through March 1, 2023.

    To make a Government Per Diem reservation, please visit this link.

    Top 3 reasons to stay at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

    1. No need to factor in daily cab fees and the time associated with travel to alternate hotels. Everything is in one convenient location!
    2. By staying at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, you gain the opportunity to further network with your industry peers and remain in the center of the activity surrounding the conference.
    3. SANS schedules additional networking events at the Hyatt Regency Orlando that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    A $5 per day parking discount will be applied to prevailing rates for overnight guests self-parking at the Hyatt Regency Orlando and Residence Inn Orlando Convention Center. The $5 discount will also apply to daily commuting attendees at Hyatt Regency Orlando.

    Please visit the hotel’s website or contact them directly at 407-284-1234 for prevailing rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates.

    From Orlando International Airport (MCO): Approximately 12.6 miles.

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    Experience Orlando

    Three Quick Facts about Orlando:

    1. Disney World in Orlando is the USA’s largest single site employer. The property is spread over 25,000 acres and employs more than 75,000 people.
    2. The Orlando Public Library is the largest public library in the state of Florida.
    3. Likely between 350 and 400 years old, the oldest tree in Orlando is located at Big Tree Park on North Thornton Avenue

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    Health and Safety Information

    As we welcome you back to In-Person Training, your safety remains our greatest priority. We continue to make proactive decisions that are grounded in care, ensuring your peace of mind and we are grateful for the trust you have shown us over the years.

    SANS continues to adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific imposed regulation.

    It is important to consider your own personal situation and the risk to you, your fellow attendees, and SANS faculty and staff before attending in-person training.

    Our measures will be implemented in accordance with local government agencies guidance in effect during the event. As a result, our practices may vary from event to event.

    • We take great pride in only working with hotel venues that maintain rigorous standards of cleanliness and hygiene and continue to monitor the evolving situation and guidelines.
    • We will ensure proper distancing, where needed, inside of classrooms and event seating areas.
    • We intend to deliver the highest level of hygiene and safety protocol during our event to ensure attendees, faculty, staff, sponsors, and vendors can connect, learn, network, and return to business as usual, effectively, and safely.