Hands-On Cyber Security Training in Washington, D.C.

Elevate your cybersecurity expertise with this SANS premier training event, SANSFIRE 2025 (July 14-19). Led by industry-leading instructors renowned for their deep knowledge and practical insights, this annual event not only boasts unparalleled, live Q&A access, but the opportunity to network with your favorite cyber experts!

Filled with hands-on labs, simulations, and exercises designed to equip you with practical skills you can apply the moment you step back into your workplace. You won't want to miss the chance to refine your skills during bonus sessions and activities, all backed by SANS's legacy of excellence and expertise.


  • 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 GIAC cert holders in becoming 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 SANSFIRE 2025, where cybersecurity excellence meets unparalleled networking, skills enhancement, and GIAC certification opportunities. 

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.

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
    June 27, 2025 June 20, 2025


    Washington Hilton

    1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
    Washington D.C. 20009
    Phone: 202-483-3000

    Washington Hilton

    Discover a contemporary urban retreat located in the heart of D.C.'s most desirable neighborhoods. Steeped in history, this hotel has hosted presidents, notable figures, and prestigious events since 1965. Enjoy a seasonal outdoor heated pool with spectacular views of the Washington Monument. Discover local flavors in four exceptional on-site dining venues.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $207.00 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, complimentary access to the fitness center, and are only available through Friday, June 20, 2025.

    **Direct hotel booking links to be announced

    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 additional networking events at the Washington Hilton that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    Venue Parking Rates at time of publication:

    Self-Parking: $56.00

    *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 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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