Innovative Cyber Security Training

In Washington, DC or Live Online

Learn to combat the world’s latest cyber threats with up-to-the-minute training from real-world practitioners! Connect with other professionals in the cyber community at one of our biggest events of 2022. Join us in Washington, DC, or Live Online for SANSFIRE 2022 (July 11 – July 16, EDT).

SANSFIRE 2022 Features

  • In-Person or Live Online training (see Available Courses for details)
  • Core & DFIR NetWars Tournaments In-Person only on July 14 & 15
  • Tactical cyber security training taught by experts who work in the industry
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courses include electronic and printed books
  • Most courses align with GIAC certifications
  • Earn CPE credits towards a certification renewal

Please note, courses are available In-Person in Washington, DC, or Live Online during this event. Please see course details below for availability. 

In-Person course 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. 


Internet Storm Center

At this year’s 21st annual SANSFIRE event, connect with the experts running the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC), a global network security information sharing community. The ISC collects data from hundreds of honeypots and disseminates the collected information to the cyber community in near real time. Our mission at the ISC is supported by an amazing team of incident handlers, who also provide valuable resources to educate your security team on new threats and tools. 

Get involved! The ISC honeypot can be installed on a Raspberry Pi or a virtual machine, and you can use the ISC API to do things like automatically import feeds of researchers scanning the internet and IP addresses associated with crypto coin mining. Join the ISC community for FREE today!

Learn About The SANS Live Training Experience

Are you curious about what to expect from SANS Live Training? Listen to what our alumni say about their experience!

Choose from interactive Live Online and In-Person training available in several time zones and select locations. Whichever format you choose, you will receive high-quality cyber security training you can use immediately.

The Live Online delivery platform ensures students are able to access content, virtual machines, labs, resources, and chat 24 hours a day... Additionally, after the course ends, access to still available! Priceless!!
Britni T.
- US Federal Agency
The labs were very hands-on, and being able to manually go through these exercises gives me confidence that I can do these things in the future.
Crystal Cleaveland
- American Registry for Internet Numbers
Nobody else in the industry is as comprehensive as SANS or as up-to-date and knowledgeable. If you want to learn how to do your job right, I don’t think there's any better training out there right now.
Ronald Craft
- S-RM
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
I loved being able to participate in my class via an online format. It was very convenient while still providing me with an excellent learning experience.
Joi Lee
- Chapters Health Systems
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    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    June 23, 2022 June 17, 2022

    Location

    Washington Hilton

    1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
    Washington D.C. 20009

    Phone: 202-483-3000

    Washington Hilton

    Find this historic hotel within blocks of Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. The White House and National Mall are less than two miles away. Visit LivingWell Health Club for a choice of exercise classes. Sightseeing buses pick up at the hotel and tour tickets are sold in the lobby.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $195.00 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 Thursday, June 30, 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 Washington Hilton 

    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 Washington Hilton, 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 Washington Hilton that you won't want to miss!

      Experience Washington D.C.

      3 Quick Facts about Washington D.C.

      1. Washington, DC is missing “J” Street.
      2. The original phone number for the White House in 1878 was simply the number 1. A phone wasn’t installed on the President’s desk in the Oval Office until 1929.
      3. During World War I, Woodrow Wilson bought a flock of sheep to graze on the White House lawn. Not only did it save the manpower needed for mowing the lawn, they sold the wool to raise money for the Red Cross.

      Travel Arrangements and Directions 

      Please visit the hotel’s website or contact them directly at 202-483-3000 for prevailing parking rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates.

      From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): Approximately 7.9 miles.

      From Dulles International Airport (IAD): Approximately 29.0 miles.

      From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI): Approximately 33.9 miles.

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      Recommended Web Links

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      Health and Safety Information

      As we welcome you back to In-Person Training, your safety remains our greatest priority. We continue to make proactive decisions that are grounded in care, ensuring your peace of mind and we are grateful for the trust you have shown us over the years.

      SANS continues to adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific imposed regulation.

      It is important to consider your own personal situation and the risk to you, your fellow attendees, and SANS faculty and staff before attending in-person training.

      Our measures will be implemented in accordance with local government agencies guidance in effect during the event. As a result, our practices may vary from event to event.

      • We take great pride in only working with hotel venues that maintain rigorous standards of cleanliness and hygiene and continue to monitor the evolving situation and guidelines.
      • We will ensure proper distancing, where needed, inside of classrooms and event seating areas.
      • We intend to deliver the highest level of hygiene and safety protocol during our event to ensure attendees, faculty, staff, sponsors, and vendors can connect, learn, network, and return to business as usual, effectively, and safely.