Hands-On Cyber Security Training in Reston, Virginia

At SANS, our mission remains steady. We continue to deliver relevant cyber security knowledge and skills, empowering students to protect people and their assets. Join us for SANS Reston 2021 in Virginia (September 13-18), and build practical cyber security skills you can implement immediately. We look forward to seeing you In-Person soon!

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.

If you would prefer to attend this event Live Online, please register here for the virtual edition.

What Students Say About Their SANS Training Experience

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
    August 27, 2021 August 23, 2021

    Location

    Hyatt Regency Reston

    1800 Presidents Street
    Reston, VA 20190

    Phone: 703-709-1234

    Hyatt Regency Reston

    Retreat to Hyatt Regency Reston, located centrally in the Dulles Technology Corridor and adjacent to the shops, dining, and entertainment at Reston Town Center. The largest hotel near Dulles International Airport, our remodeled rooms and suites offer convenient access to the Metro Silver Line to easily explore Washington, D.C.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $209.00 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, 20% of the guestroom block will be made available at the prevailing Government Per Diem rate.

    These rates include high speed Internet in your room and are only available through Monday, August 23, 2021.

    To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

    Top 3 reasons to stay at the Hyatt Regency Reston

    1. No need to factor in daily cab fees, parking expense, and the time associated with travel to alternate hotels. Everything is in one convenient location!

    1. By staying at the Hyatt Regency Reston, you gain the opportunity to further network with your industry peers and remain in the center of the activity surrounding the conference.

    1. SANS schedules morning and evening events at the Hyatt Regency Reston that you won't want to miss!

    Experience Northern Virginia

    3 Quick Facts about Northern Virginia

    1. The name Reston comes from the initials of Robert E. Simon, who developed the new “town” in the 1960s.

    1. As of 2004, Fairfax County had more residents than seven states: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

    1. Fairfax County first became connected with Washington, DC in 1904 with a trolley line.

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    There is a complimentary shuttle to and from Dulles Airport from 5:45 a.m.—9:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6:45 a.m.—9:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the hotel.

    Please visit the hotel’s website or contact them directly at 703-709-1234 for prevailing rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates.

    From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): Approximately 6.5 miles

    • Take Dulles Access Road East toward Washington, DC, bearing left toward the center lanes

    • Take Exit 12, Reston Parkway/VA 602 and make a left onto Reston Parkway

    • At the third traffic light, turn left onto Bluemont lane

    • The hotel is on your right

    Google Maps

    Recommended Web Links

    https://restontowncenter.com/

    https://www.visitloudoun.org/

    http://www.fxva.com/

    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