Hands-On Cyber Security Training in San Diego

Unlock the full potential of your cybersecurity career at SANS San Diego Winter 2025 February 24 - March 1, PT). Guided by world-renowned instructors at the forefront of the field, this event provides exclusive access to live industry experts, ensuring you stay ahead of the curve.

Immerse yourself in a learning environment that features industry-leading hands-on labs, simulations, and exercises, all geared towards practical application in your professional endeavors. Seize the opportunity to hone your skills during bonus sessions and activities, backed by SANS unwavering commitment to excellence and expertise.

SANS San Diego Winter 2025 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 Kimpton Alma San Diego

Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, SANS San Diego Winter 2025 equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the ever-evolving threat landscape.

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

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
    February 7, 2025 February 3, 2025


    Kimpton Alma San Diego

    1047 5th Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: (619) 515-3000

    Kimpton Alma San Diego

    This stylish hotel, neighboring the historic Gaslamp District and Little Italy, puts you right where you want to be--in the soul of the city. Step inside the sleek lobby that pays homage to the rich Mexican heritage directly to the south, whose proximity continues to shape our city's famously relaxed vibe. Work or play, kick back and drift between the outdoor pool and spirited destination restaurants, where suddenly, it becomes clear...you're at the new beacon of culture, fun and food in San Diego.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $249.00 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.

    There is a daily discounted destination fee of $25 per night, plus applicable taxes. Destination fee includes $15 daily food & beverage credit to be used in The Café or The Desmond restaurant, two bottled waters, PressReader Access, upgraded WiFi speeds, business printing services and package handling services. The $35 daily destination fee will appear when booking but it will be discounted upon check-in.

    These rates are only available through Monday, February 3, 2025.

    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 Kimpton Alma San Diego

    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 Kimpton Alma San Diego, 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 Kimpton Alma San Diego that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    Venue Parking Rates at time of publication:

    Valet Parking: $60.00*

    *Rates subject to change. Please contact the venue for the most up to date information.

    SANS does not have discounted parking at this venue, and we recommend considering alternate parking facilities nearby. Hotel parking rates are usually higher than surrounding parking options to guarantee they have available parking for their overnight guests.

    From San Diego International Airport (SAN): Approximately 2.8 miles.

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