Practical Courses • Expert Instruction

SANS Threat Hunting Training - Crystal City, VA offers cutting-edge, in-person training classes that will help you master techniques that can be used to successfully identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting your networks. Our courses are full of important and immediately useful techniques that you can put to work as soon as you return to your office. Join us for:

  • Top Threat Hunting and Incident Response courses
  • Immersive training without home or office distractions
  • Direct access to world-renowned SANS instructors
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 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 certifications: 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.

What attendees say about their SANS training experience:

“SANS courses are extremely valuable because of all the hands-on material and their connection to the real world.”
– Tor Nilsson, SecurityLink AB

“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

“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

In-Person Event Considerations

With your health and well-being 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. Please scroll down to the Location section below for additional Health & Safety Information.

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.

Important Dates

Refund Date
September 24, 2021


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Crystal City

300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA, 22202
Phone: 703-416-4100

We're half a mile south of The Pentagon near I-395. We offer a free shuttle to Reagan National Airport, the Fashion Centre Mall, and the Pentagon City Metro station. The metro stops near Arlington National Cemetery and major DC attractions near the National Mall.

Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

A special discounted rate of $219.00 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 high speed Internet in your room and are only available through Monday, September 20, 2021.

To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

The group rate is lower than the Government Per Diem rate. Should the Government Per Diem rate fall below the group rate, a limited amount of rooms will be made available at the prevailing Government Per Diem rate.

Top 3 reasons to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City

  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 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City, 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 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City that you won't want to miss!

Experience Arlington

3 Quick Facts about Arlington

  1. In 1791, Arlington was originally part of a 10-mile square surveyed for the nation’s capital.
  2. The Rosslyn Metro station features one of the largest continuous escalators in the world (194 feet, 8 inches). It takes 140 seconds to ride from top to bottom.
  3. The County was named for the estate where George Washington Parke Custis lived before he built the house currently known as Arlington House in Arlington National Cemetery. The estate had been named to honor the Earl of Arlington.

Travel Arrangements and Directions

A discounted self-parking rate of $25.00 per day/night plus applicable taxes for attendees is available.

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Health and Safety Information


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 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.


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 registratio

Please see our Live Training FAQ for additional information.