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Cyber Defense Initiative 2014

Washington, DC | Wed, Dec 10 - Fri, Dec 19, 2014
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Welcome to SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014

You are invited to attend SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 (CDI), SANS is the one educational organization known for developing the cybersecurity skills most in need right now. SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 will feature courses in IT security, security management, IT audit, penetration testing, and computer forensics, including short courses that can be taken with a long course to enhance your training. Every course, evening talk, and special event is designed to equip you with cutting-edge knowledge and skills required to combat today's cyber criminals.

SANS events offer you a unique opportunity to learn from the best cybersecurity teachers in the country. At SANS events you get the kind of hands-on, immersion training that you can put to work immediately.

Visit our Schedule page for complete course descriptions for all of the courses offered at Cyber Defense Initiative.

Many courses taken at CDI 2014 are associated with a GIAC Certification attempt. Put the skills you'll learn to practical use and join more than 58,500 GIAC certified professionals who make the Cybersecurity industry safe! Visit the GIAC Page for more information and register for your certification attempt today!

Extend your training experience and advance your career by enrolling in a master's degree or a graduate certificate from the SANS Technology Institute - regionally accredited and eligible for tuition reimbursement plans. Choose from a master's in Information Security Engineering or a graduate certificate in Penetration Testing or Incident Response. Apply today!

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the Core NetWars Tournament . Core NetWars Tournament is a live and timed event that runs over two intense evenings. It is a competitive environment that creates a sense of urgency and pressure among the participants, with a real-time scoreboard available for viewing. Many enterprises, government agencies, and military organizations rely on NetWars Tournament training to help identify skilled personnel and as part of extensive hands-on skill development.

Another option is SANS DFIR NetWars Tournament This is an incident simulator packed with a vast amount of forensic and incident response challenges, for individual or team-based "firefights." It is developed by incident responders and forensic analysts who use these skills daily to stop data breaches and solve complex crimes. DFIR NetWars Tournament allows each player to progress through multiple skill levels of increasing difficulty, learning first-hand how to solve key challenges they might experience during a serious incident. DFIR NetWars Tournament enables players to learn and sharpen new skills prior to being involved in a real incident.

SANS training is well known for being relevant and pragmatic. Our award-winning faculty (SC Magazine's Best Profession Training for 2014) has proven they understand the challenges you face on a daily basis. Their real-world experience increases the practical value of the course material. Here is what CDI 2013 attendees had to say about their SANS training experience:

"Excellent material and course as always! That's why I keep coming back!" - Bo Jonsson, Borenis AB

"FOR 508 was exactly what I needed to transition my mindset from years of dead boxit forensics and only being exposed to IR though books." - Roger Iker, JP Morgan Chase

"MGT 414 is simply the best way to prepare for the CISSP. Great test taking tips, relevant examples and real- life meaningful examples." - Thomas Cook, USMA

"Security Essentials Bootcamp Style gave me a solid foundation in security and greatly increased my awareness of potential threats." - Kristen Rollins, Greenleaf Trust

"SANS trainings are in general the best ones I attended the last couple of years." - Peter Leydold, Frequentis USA, Inc.

Our campus for this event, the Grand Hyatt Washington, is located in the Penn Quarter and close to many local attractions. A discounted room rate of $209 S/D is available to SANS students until November 18, but space is limited so book early!

Register and pay by October 22 and receive a $400 tuition fee discount! Register today to join us at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014! We look forward to seeing you there.