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

Learn real-world cyber security skills from top industry experts during SANS Chicago 2023 (August 14-19, CDT). Join us in Chicago, Illinois or Live Online to experience interactive training with hands-on labs and network with your peers in real-time. Choose your course and register today!

SANS Chicago 2023 Features

  • Courses In-Person or Live Online (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
  • Several courses align with GIAC certifications
  • Core NetWars Tournaments In-Person only

Please note, courses are available In-Person in Chicago, IL or Live Online during this event. Please see course details below for availability. For In-Person courses, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now to secure your spot.

In-Person Event Considerations

With your health and wellbeing 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.

What Students Say About Their SANS Training Experience

This *really* pulled a lot together for me, and its been hugely valuable - I know parts of this are going to impact my approach to my work from my first day back.
Merewyn Boak
- Apple
SANS training is very valuable because it focuses on what really matters and provides practical and easy ways to improve your security posture.
Antonio Sannino
- P&G
The real value of this training lies at the intersection of quality content and delivery by a subject-matter expert actively working in the field, making it incredibly relevant and immediately applicable to my job.
P. Watson
- Microsoft Corp
SANS courses are extremely valuable because of all the hands-on material and their connection to the real world.
Tor Nilsson
- SecurityLink AB
SANS offers the ultimate in quality instruction and thoughtful curriculum development. I learned so much this week and can't wait to review and apply what I learned.
Gabrielle S.
- US Federal Agency

    We're looking forward to being back in Chicago! We can't wait to see you - let us know what you're looking forward to and what course you're taking. 

    Follow along and start networking - #SANSChicago 

    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    July 28, 2023 July 24, 2023


    Palmer House Hilton

    17 East Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60603

    Phone: 312-726-7500

    Palmer House Hilton

    An icon of downtown Chicago for over 150 years, the Palmer House sits at the heart of the Theater District, two blocks from the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. State Street shops are just outside our door. Sip a cocktail in the famed lobby and bite into a brownie at the hotel where it was invented.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $199.00 S/D plus applicable taxes will be honored based on space availability.

    A limited number of Government Per Diem rooms at the prevailing rate are available with proper ID.

    These rates include Internet in your room and are only available through Monday, July 24, 2023.

    To make a regular or government per diem reservation, please visit this link.

    Top 3 reasons to stay at the Palmer House Hilton

    1. No need to factor in daily cab fees, parking expense, and the time associated with travel to alternate hotels. Everything is in one convenient location!
    2. By staying at the Palmer House Hilton, 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 morning and evening events at Palmer House Hilton that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    A discounted self-parking rate of $30.00 per day and overnight plus applicable taxes for attendees is available.

    From O’Hare International Airport (ORD): Approximately 16.6 miles.

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    Experience Chicago

    3 Quick Facts about Chicago

    1. The brownie was invented (at the Palmer House), when Bertha Palmer, wife of the millionaire Potter Palmer, wanted a new dessert to serve at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin are all visible from the top of Willis Tower.
    2. Chicago is often called the United States of America's railroad capital since it has over 1,300 trains that carry passengers and goods to and from the city daily.
    3. The Pedway, which is the city's underground pedestrian system, comprises about 5 miles of tunnels and overhead bridges and connects 40 blocks in the Central Business District.

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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.