SANS Cloud & DevOps 2021

San Francisco, US and Virtual - PT
Mon, Oct 18 - Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Gain the Skills Needed to Become a Cloud Security Ace

SANS Cloud & DevOps 2021 (Oct 18-23) provides intensive, immersion training designed to help you master the practical steps necessary for defending systems and applications in the cloud against the most dangerous threats.

SANS Cloud Security focuses the deep resources of SANS on the growing threats to the cloud by providing training, GIAC certifications, research, and community initiatives to help security professionals build, deploy and manage secure cloud infrastructure, platforms, and applications. Our courses are full of immediately applicable techniques that you can use as soon as you return to work. 

SANS Cloud & DevOps 2021 Features

  • In-Person Training for SEC510 and FOR509
  • Live Online Training for SEC488, SEC540, and SEC588
  • 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

Please note, courses are available either In-Person in San Francisco, CA 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.

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

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 are excited to you are joining us for SANS Cloud & DevOps 2021! Let us know what course you’re taking and what you are looking forward to during your #SANSTraining experience.

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    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    October 1, 2021 September 27, 2021


    Parc 55 San Francisco

    55 Cyril Magnin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Phone: 415-392-8000

    Parc 55 San Francisco

    Located three blocks from Union Square, and a short walk from Westfield mall, the Powell BART Station, and the cable car turnaround. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a half-mile away and Parc 55 is five minutes from the Moscone Center. Enjoy the fitness center and two onsite restaurants. Pets are welcome.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $249.00 S/D plus applicable taxes will be honored based on space availability.

    The group rate is lower than the Government Per Diem rate. Should the Government Per Diem rate fall below the group rate, a limited amount of rooms will be made available at the prevailing Government Per Diem rate.

    These rates include Internet in your room and are only available through Monday September 27, 2021.

    To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

    Top 3 reasons to stay at the Parc 55 San Francisco

    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 Parc 55 San Francisco, 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 evening events at the Parc 55 San Francisco that you won't want to miss!

    Experience San Francisco

    3 Quick Facts about San Francisco

    1. The first electric TV was invented in San Francisco in 1927 by Philo Farnsworth.
    2. The United Nations Charter was signed in San Francisco on June 26, 1945.
    3. The color of the Golden Gate Bridge is called International Orange.

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    Please visit the hotel’s website or contact them directly at 415-392-8000 for prevailing parking rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates.

    From San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Approximately 14.1 miles.

    From Oakland International Airport (OAK): Approximately 19.2 miles.

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    Health and Safety Information


    As we welcome you back to our In-Person Training Events, the safety of you, our Customer, remains our greatest priority. We take great pride in working with hotel venues that maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Our venues have taken extreme measures, developed in consultation with global and local public health authorities, to make cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous. Our commitment to you: to always make proactive decisions that are grounded in care, ensuring your safety and peace of mind. We are grateful for the trust you have shown us over the years and can't wait to welcome you back.


    Venue protocols will include all of the following and any required local guidelines such as PPE (Face Masks) and Physical Distancing, which are subject to change:

    • Enhanced Cleaning: with a focus on ‘high touch areas’ such as door handles, restrooms, and food & beverage areas
    • Personal Hygiene: hand sanitizer stations will be located in common areas
    • Increased Air Circulation: venues will keep HVAC systems operational during training, to introduce fresh air into the meeting space.

    While we have taken extraordinary planning steps to be thoughtful and deliberate about our framework, fluidity remains with local ordinances. Our measures will be implemented in accordance with these local government agencies and may vary depending on timing. These measures may include some or all of the following measures:

    • Vaccinations: SANS Staff & Faculty will be fully vaccinated prior to travel. We highly encourage you do the same or exercise your due diligence before traveling to an in-person event. Exploring alternative options are encouraged including our Live Online Training events
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): an adjustable, cloth mask will be provided at check-in. Face masks may be required in both common areas and in the meeting space and will be confirmed at event check-in. Guidance will be implemented in accordance with local and venue ordinance
    • Physical Distancing: inside of classrooms, seating areas may be arranged to ensure proper distancing