Cutting-Edge Offensive Operations Training 

Attend in Austin, TX or Live Online

SANS Pen Test Austin 2022 is six days of in-depth, hands-on penetration testing, red teaming, purple teaming, and exploit development training for professionals who need to know how to find vulnerabilities within their organizations, understand risk, and prioritize resources based on potential real-world attacks.

This event isn't just for penetration testers or red team members; it is for any information security professional who wants to understand the mindset, tools, and techniques used by those who intrude where they don't belong. If you like to break things, put them back together, find out how they work, and mimic the actions of real-world bad guys—all the while providing real business value to your organization—this event is for you! View the line-up of cutting-edge offensive operations courses, and register now to learn from leading industry experts. 

SANS Pen Test Austin 2022 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 Austin, 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
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    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    March 11, 2022 March 7, 2022

    Location

    Hyatt Regency Austin

    208 Barton Springs
    Austin, Texas, 78704

    Phone: 512-447-1234

    Hyatt Regency Austin

    This downtown hotel is nestled on the shores of Lady Bird Lake with close access to 6th Street, the Austin Convention Center, and South Congress for entertainment, dining, and shopping. Take a five-minute walk to Congress Ave Bridge near sunset in the summer to catch Austin’s famous bat show, featuring more than 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $244.00 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, March 7, 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 Hyatt Regency Austin

    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 Austin, 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 Hyatt Regency Austin that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    A discounted parking rate of $20.00 per car overnight and $10.00 per car for daily drive in plus applicable taxes for attendees is available.

    From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS): Approximately 9.2 miles.

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    Experience Austin

    3 Quick Facts about Austin

    1. Austin has the largest urban bat colony in North America.
    2. Austin gets an average of 300 days of sunshine and is one of the sunniest cities in America.
    3. Austin is the only city in the world that still operates moonlight towers.

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    Health and Safety Information

    OUR COMMITMENT

    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 SAFETY MEASURES

    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.
    SANS SAFETY MEASURES

    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
    • Reduced Contact: at registration, SANS aims to reduce queuing and offer limited-contact registration