Top Cyber Security Training - The Essentials

Experience one of our frequently updated and proven courses that stand as the building blocks of the entire SANS curriculum. These courses were curated in a collection of the longest-standing, and true-tested applicable courses from our curriculum to bring you the SANS Security Essentials Boston 2023 (March 20– March 25, ET).

After my second time through FOR508, there is still such a vast amount of knowledge and learning to be had. SANS does an awesome job of keeping the information current and relevant to today, and the labs and exercises are comprehensive and extremely helpful for practicing and reinforcing course concepts.

– Andrew C., US Military

SANS Security Essentials Boston 2023 Features

  • Practical cyber security training taught by real-world practitioners
  • Real-time support from GIAC-certified teacher assistants
  • Dedicated chat channels for networking
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courseware in electronic and printed books
  • Several courses aligning with GIAC certifications
  • Earn CPE credits toward a certification renewal
  • Archive course lectures uploaded to your account daily during the event
  • Four months of access to your course lectures recordings

The SANS Promise

You will be able to apply the skills and techniques you’ve learned as soon as you return to work.

Whether you attend In-Person or Live Online, you will receive high-quality cybersecurity training directly from real-world practitioners. Register now to experience training you can use immediately to secure your environment and advance your career.

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 In-Person, please register now to ensure your spot before the event meets capacity.


We're looking forward to seeing you online at SANS Security Essentials Boston 2023!

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The best part of SANS training is the absolute knowledge of the instructors. They bring real-world examples to the forefront and have their thumb on the pulse of current tactics used by attackers.
Jessie Prevost
- Trend Micro
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
I'm blown away at the effectiveness and ease of the Live Online platform. I was concerned based on previous online training experience, but this is well done!
Robin A.
- US Federal Agency
Prior to the course I was worried about how the virtual classroom would work, but my instructor and the TAs quickly washed those concerns away; Live Online may actually be my new preferred method of training!
John Woeltje
- Deloitte
Honestly, I don't see any room for improvement in the instructor, course, platform or TAs. I really love the Live Online platform, and the TAs are killing it! It's truly an incredible experience so far.
Evan Carrillo
- Booz Allen Hamilton

    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    March 3, 2023 March 3, 2023


    Royal Sonesta Boston

    40 Edwin Land Blvd.

    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Phone: 617-806-4200

    Royal Sonesta Boston

    Contemporary art meets modern style at The Royal Sonesta Boston. Situated along the famous Charles River in Cambridge and showcasing breathtaking city views of Boston right from your guestroom. The ideal location for experiencing both Cambridge and Boston.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $265.00 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 Friday, March 3, 2023.

    To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

    Top 3 reasons to stay at the Royal Sonesta Boston

    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 Royal Sonesta Boston, 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 the Royal Sonesta Boston that you won't want to miss!

      Travel Arrangements and Directions

      • A 50% discount on day and overnight self-parking is available for attendees
      • Please visit the hotel’s website or contact them directly at 617-806-4200 for prevailing rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates.
      • From Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): Approximately 5.9 miles.

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      Experience Boston: 3 Quick Facts

      1. Revere Beach was the country’s first public beach, and it was established in 1896.
      2. Boston built America’s first subway in 1897.
      3. The nickname “Beantown” literally comes from beans. The name came because of the love for the city’s earliest settlers for baked beans in molasses.

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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.