Serious Cyber Security Training in San Diego

Unlock the full potential of your cybersecurity career at SANS Security West 2025 (May 5-10, PT), a SANS flagship event. 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.

Why SANS Security West 2025

  • Total Immersion Training: Dive deep into interactive sessions, hands-on labs, and exhilarating NetWars Tournaments. Immerse yourself in real-world scenarios, equipping you with practical skills that transcend traditional training.
  • Courses Aligned to GIAC Certifications: Ensuring a mile-deep focus on specialized skill sets. Be recognized for mastering skills that employers seek and validate your abilities in a real-world work environment.
  • Why GIAC? GIAC certifications aren't just badges; they're mile-markers on your journey to cybersecurity excellence. Develop specialized skills in offensive security, cyber defense, cloud security, DFIR, management, and ICS, setting you on a path to becoming an industry expert.
  • Join the Community: Leverage this one-of-a-kind event to network, engage, and learn from industry experts and become a part of their seasoned community. Share insights, explore resources, and continue to learn together as you grow your cybersecurity journey.
  • Secure Your Spot - Register Now! Don't miss this chance to be part of SANS Security West 2024, where cybersecurity excellence meets unparalleled networking, skills enhancement, and GIAC certification opportunities.
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
    April 18, 2025 April 16, 2025


    Manchester Grand Hyatt

    1 Market Place
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: 619-232-1234

    Manchester Grand Hyatt

    Explore Southern California’s vibrant culture and natural beauty from this waterfront hotel in downtown San Diego. Experience spacious rooms, stunning views, and upscale amenities steps from the city’s top attractions. Guests enjoy easy access to San Diego’s best beaches, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and more.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $289.00 S/D plus applicable taxes will be honored based on space availability.

    These rates include Internet in your room, complimentary access to hotel fitness center, and are only available through Wednesday, April 16, 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 Manchester Grand Hyatt

    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 Manchester Grand Hyatt, 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 Manchester Grand Hyatt that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    Venue Parking Rates at time of publication:

    • Self-Parking: $45.00
    • Valet Parking: $65.00

    *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 3.4 miles.

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