Keep Hacking Weird in Austin for Hands-On Cyber Security Training

SANS Pen Test Austin 2024 is the premier offensive security training event of the year, featuring six days of in-depth, hands-on pen testing, red teaming, purple teaming, and exploit 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.

Come for the hacking, stay for the opportunities! We pack Pen Test Austin with bonus content curated to enhance your training experience. This event isn't just for pen testers or red teamers; it is for any information security professional who wants to understand the mindset, tools, and techniques used by attackers. If you like to break things and reassemble them to find out how they work, this event is for you! Come learn how to mimic the actions of real-world threat actors, all the while providing real business value to your organization. View the line-up of cutting-edge Offensive Operations courses and register now to learn from leading industry experts.

SANS Pen Test Austin Features 

  • Practical Cyber Security Training: Delivered by real-world practitioners providing actionable insights. 
  • Real-time Support: Receive immediate assistance from certified teacher assistants throughout your course.
  • Immersive Labs in a Virtual Environment: Hands-on practice to sharpen your skills in a secure setting.
  • Thought Leadership Talks & Workshops: all centered around training topics.
  • Comprehensive Courseware: Course materials provided in electronic and printed formats. 
  • GIAC Certification: Most courses align with the highest standard in cybersecurity certification. 
  • CPE Credits: Earn Continuing Professional Education credits towards a certification. 
  • Extended Learning Access: Enjoy four months of access to recorded course lectures post-event.
  • Central Hotel Location:  Courses will be held at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, SANS Pen Test Austin 2024 equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the ever-evolving threat landscape.  

Please note, courses are available In-Person in Austin, TX, or Live Online during this event. Register now to secure your spot. 

A Sneak Peek into What's in Store in 2024!

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 Pen Test Austin 2024! Let us know what course you’re taking and what you are looking forward to during your experience.

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    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    April 5, 2024 April 3, 2024


    Downright Austin, A Renaissance Hotel (formerly Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol)

    701 East 11th St.
    Austin, TX 78701
    Phone: 512-478-1111

    Downright Austin, A Renaissance Hotel  

    Stay and play at downtown Austin's newest hotel located near University of Texas at Austin's campus. Downright Austin, a Renaissance Hotel offers 367 rooms and suites that are bold and inviting, featuring views of the Texas State Capitol and downtown. Soak in the sun at the urban oasis: a resort-style outdoor pool surrounded by a lush Lawn. Downright, the most convenient downtown Austin hotel, is within walking distance of 6th street nightlife, UT campus & stadium, the Moody Center, concert venues (Mohawk, Waterloo, Stubbs), and the Capitol. Check-in to the new hotel that is absolutely, positively, Downright Austin.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $269.00 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 Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

    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 Downright 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 Downright 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 additional networking events at Downright Austin that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    A $20 discount on self-parking per day plus applicable taxes for attendees is available for day and overnight parking. Please visit the hotel's website or contact them directly at 512-478-1111 for prevailing parking rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates.

    From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS): Approximately 10 miles.

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