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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2015

Washington, DC | Sat, Dec 12 - Sat, Dec 19, 2015
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Welcome to SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2015

You are invited to attend SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2015 (CDI), SANS is the one educational organization known for developing the cybersecurity skills most in need right now. SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2015 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 2015 are associated with a GIAC Certification attempt. Put the skills you'll learn to practical use and join more than 68,500 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 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 2014 attendees had to say about their SANS training experience:

"SANS courses will change the way you look at the environment you work in. You will never be the same."- Shaun Gatherum, NuScale Power

"The content is very relevant as it features recently discovered vulnerabilities. It also effectively, from my view, caters to various experience levels." - Malcolm King, Morgan Stanley

"The course is not easy but very relevant. The instructor and the consistency help you understand the important factors." - David De Benedictis, Chevron

"The instructor has excellent teaching skills and keeps all material interesting while using real life examples." - Brett Tode, Zoetis

Register today to join us at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2015! We look forward to seeing you there.