Immersive Training For Your Cloud Security Ace Journey

Attend in Dallas, TX or Live Online

We are here to help you get your hands dirty in cloud security training with re-deployable labs and a wealth of resources. Join us for SANS Cloud Defender 2023 (Feb 20-25) to experience hands-on, interactive training from top industry experts. Now is the time to get the training and skills you need to become a Cloud Security Ace!

SANS Cloud Defender 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
  • Opportunity to earn CPEs to demonstrate ongoing skill development
  • Several courses aligning with GIAC certifications to validate your knowledge

Please note, courses are available In-Person in Dallas, TX 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 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 lectures 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.

    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.

    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 Cloud & DevOps 2022! 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
      February 3, 2023 January 30, 2023


      Hyatt Regency Dallas

      300 Reunion Boulevard
      Dallas, TX 75207

      Phone: 214-651-1234

      Hyatt Regency Dallas

      Located downtown next to an iconic Dallas landmark Reunion Tower, Hyatt Regency Dallas is a gateway to the best of the city. Live, work, and be yourself at this inviting, contemporary hotel near the Dallas Convention Center and within walking distance of many tourist attractions, including Dealey Plaza and the Historic West End.

      Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

      A special discounted rate of $219.00 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, January 30, 2023.

      To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

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

      An on-site raffle will be held during the event to award a SANS attendee who booked their room in the hotel block 15,000 World of Hyatt bonus points! Hotel room needs to be reserved through the booking link above to qualify.

      Top Reasons to stay at the Hyatt Regency Dallas

      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 Dallas, 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 Dallas that you won't want to miss!

      Travel Arrangements and Directions

      A discounted parking rate of $15.00 per day or per overnight plus applicable taxes for attendees is available with in and out privileges.

      From Dallas/Fort Worth international Airport (DFW): Approximately 19.3 miles

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      Experience Dallas

      3 Quick Facts about Dallas

      1. The nation’s largest art district is in Dallas, consisting of 19 blocks of museums, venues, and galleries.
      2. The state fair of Texas has been held in Dallas every year since 1886.
      3. 7-Eleven, the largest chain in the world got its start in Dallas and is headquartered there today.

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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.