Come to Austin for Hands-on Cyber Security Training 

Attend In-Person or Live Online

Build your skillset with actionable techniques to prevent attacks that you can implement immediately. Join us in Austin, TX or Live Online for SANS Austin Fall 2023 (November 27 – December 2, CST), and learn from experienced instructors.

SANS Austin Fall 2023 Features

  • In-Person or Live Online training (see Available Courses for details)
  • Practical cyber security training taught by real-world practitioners
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courses include electronic and printed books
  • Most courses align with GIAC certifications
  • Earn CPE credits toward a certification renewal

Please note, courses are available In-Person in Austin, TX or Live Online during this event. Please see course details below for availability. 

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.

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.

SANS Live Training Offers You

  • Flexible Options: Interactive, immersion-style training available Live Online or In-Person with opportunities to network with and learn from other professionals.
  • Courses on the cutting edge: All courses are designed to align with dominant security team roles, duties, and disciplines.
  • Training from the best: SANS instructors are active security practitioners who bring their extensive knowledge and real-world experiences to the classroom.
  • GIAC Certification: Several certifications align with SANS training courses, validating student mastery for professional use in critical, specialized InfoSec domains, and job-specific roles.
  • The SANS Promise: You will be able to apply the skills and techniques you’ve learned as soon as you return to work.

NetWars Core Tournament: Version 9

SANS is hosting the newest version of the NetWars Core Tournament: Version 9 at this event!

This latest version of NetWars will take you deep into the upside-down cybersecurity world where all your hands-on cyber skills will be put to the test. More immersive than ever, our gamified NetWars Core Tournament V9 brings you all new real-world challenges, including Azure command line, Azure cloud penetration testing, cyber threat intelligence, and network protocol analysis. Help a group of friends in peril to find out who is behind a terrible danger, possibly involving the Hackins National Laboratory.

Our 100% browser-based NetWars challenge allows both teams and individuals to play in this high-end interface platform.

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 Austin Fall 2023! Let us know what course you’re taking and what you are looking forward to during your SANS Training experience.

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    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    November 10, 2023 November 11, 2023


    The Westin Austin Downtown

    310 East 5th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    Phone: 512-478-1111

    The Westin Austin Downtown

    Get swept up in the excitement of 6th Street at The Westin Austin Downtown. Lined with blues clubs, country bars and food trucks, 6th Street is an icon of Austin's Live Music Capital identity. Zilker Park is just a short drive from this downtown Austin hotel and is home to the mystical Barton Springs Pool. Host friends for dinner at Stella San Jac, our signature restaurant, offering outdoor seating and an open kitchen. After hours, visit the rooftop event space, lounge and bar, Azul, for a refreshing cocktail by the fire pits. Azul is the highest rooftop bar in Austin and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink by the rooftop swimming pool.

    Top 3 reasons to stay at the Westin Austin Downtown

    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 The Westin Austin Downtown, 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 The Westin Austin Downtown that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    Valet parking at the hotel is $59/day plus applicable taxes. Please note that while SANS tries to negotiate a great parking rate with the hotel, many times the parking garage is not owned by the hotel, but an independent company. In these cases, neither SANS nor the hotel have any control over the fees charged.

    From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS): Approximately 9.8 miles.

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    Experience Austin

    3 Quick Facts about Austin

    1. Austin has the largest urban bat colony in North America.
    2. Austin gets an average of 300 days of sunshine and is one of the sunniest cities in America.
    1. Austin is the only city in the world that still operates moonlight towers.

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    Health and Safety Information

    Student safety is one of our greatest priorities. We make proactive decisions that are grounded in care. 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. 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.