Hands-on Cyber Security Training in Virginia Beach, Virginia

SANS is committed to delivering high-quality cyber security training so you can keep your skills sharp and stay ahead of cyber threats. Join us for practical training during SANS Virginia Beach 2021 in Virginia (August 23-28), and receive relevant, applicable training. Choose your course and register now for cyber security training taught by top industry practitioners. We look forward to seeing you In-Person soon!

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.

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.

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.


We're looking forward to seeing you in Virginia Beach! We can't wait to connect - let us know what you're looking forward to and what course you're taking. 

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What Students 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
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

    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    August 6, 2021 July 26, 2021


    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

    3001 Atlantic Avenue

    Virginia Beach, VA 23451 US

    Phone: 757-213-3000

    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront – Campus Information

    Located just off the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, a short walk to the beach and next door to Neptune’s Park. Local restaurants and bars are within a mile. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is 10 minutes away and under four miles from Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Enjoy the rooftop infinity pool and two award-winning restaurants.

    Special Rates Available

    A special discounted rate of $211.00 S/D will be honored based on space availability. Government per diem rooms are available with proper ID; you will need to call reservations and ask for the SANS government rate or use the link below. All rates include Internet in your room and are only available through Monday, July 26, 2021. To make reservations please use the booking links below:

    SANS Attendee:
    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront - Attendee Booking Link
    SANS Government Attendee:
    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront - Government Per Diem Booking Link

    Parking at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is complimentary for all SANS attendees. If you are staying at the hotel, please use self-parking and notify the front desk at check-in. If you are commuting, please use Valet parking and let the attendant know you are attending the SANS conference to receive the complimentary parking.

    Experience Virginia Beach

    3 Quick Facts about Virginia Beach

    1. Virginia Beach is home to 3.5 military bases: NAS Oceana, NAB Little Creek, FTC Dam Neck, and the U.S. Army’s Fort Story. The “half” base is NAB Little Creek, with a formal address in Norfolk, VA.
    2. There are 11 golf courses open to the public in the city and 36 military holes at NAS Oceana’s Aeropines course.
    3. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Virginia Beach is home to the longest pleasure beach in the world.

    From Norfolk International Airport (ORF): Approximately 18.6mi.


    Google Maps - Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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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 registration