Digital Forensics, Threat Hunting & Incident Response Training in Charlotte, North Carolina

SANS DFIRCON 2022 in Charlotte, NC (November 14-19), offers opportunities to practice and test your skills, network and share your ideas, and learn the latest solutions to overcome investigative challenges from the best Digital Forensics, Threat Hunting, and Incident Response (DFIR) practitioners currently working in the field.

DFIRCON was created to provide an all-inclusive learning experience that leverages the DFIR community’s unique willingness to support colleagues, provide solutions to those who are facing investigative challenges, and always stay ahead of adversaries.

This event offers cutting-edge DFIR training classes that will teach you the most effective ways to obtain forensic evidence, detect compromised systems, identify how and when a breach occurred, and successfully contain and remediate incidents. And you’ll learn it all from some of the best practitioners working in the industry today!

Limited In-Person seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now to secure your spot.

SANS Live Training Features

  • Training on the cutting edge: All courses are designed to align with dominant security team roles, duties, and disciplines.
  • Learn 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.
  • A superior investment: Focused, immersion learning without distractions, plus opportunities to network with and learn from other professionals.
  • The SANS Promise: You will be able to apply the skills and techniques you’ve learned as soon as you return to work.

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.

Learn About The SANS Live Training Experience

Are you curious about what to expect from SANS Live Training? Listen to what our alumni say about their experience!

Choose from interactive Live Online and In-Person training available in several time zones and select locations. Whichever format you choose, you will receive high-quality cyber security training you can use immediately.

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
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    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    October 28, 2022 October 21, 2022

    Location

    Hilton Charlotte Uptown
    222 East Third Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    Phone: 704-377-1500

    Hilton Charlotte Center City

    Our hotel is in the downtown area and we’re linked to the Charlotte Convention Center via pedestrian walkway. Discover motoring history at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, three blocks away, and take in big events at Bank of America Stadium, Truist Field, and Spectrum Center, all under a mile from our door. Perks include free access to the connected YMCA.

    Hotel Special Rates and ReservationsA special discounted rate of $187.00 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 Friday, October 21, 2022.

    To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

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

    Top 3 reasons to stay at the Hilton Charlotte Uptown

    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 Hilton Charlotte Uptown, 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 Hilton Charlotte Uptownthat you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    A discounted parking rate of $18.00 per night plus applicable taxes for overnight attendees staying at the hotel is available. Please visit the hotel’s website or contact them directly at 704-377-1500 for prevailing day rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates. The Hilton Charlotte Uptown does not own or manage the parking garage and therefore does not control rates. Self-parking is available in numerous lots surrounding the Hilton Charlotte Uptown.

    From Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT): Approximately 7.8 miles.

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    Experience Charlotte

    3 Quick Facts about Charlotte

    1. Charlotte’s nickname is the Queen City, in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
    2. When driving from the airport, notice The Dairy Queen on Wilkinson Boulevard, a designated historic site, it displays the only Dairy Queen Eskimo still in use in the country.
    3. Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo.

    Recommended Web Links

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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.