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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2016

Washington, DC | Sat, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 17, 2016
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Welcome to  Cyber Defense Initiative<sup>®</sup> 2016

Welcome to Cyber Defense Initiative® 2016

  • 33 courses
  • 34 instructors
  • 7 disciplines

Information Security Training in Washington DC

Information security training in Washington DC from SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training. At SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2016 (CDI), SANS offers hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. The site of our event is the Grand Hyatt Washington, located in the Penn Quarter.

Event Schedule
  • The one-day course begins on Sunday, December 11
  • Two-day courses begin on Saturday, December 10
  • Five- and six-day courses begin on Monday, December 12
  • NetWars Tournaments: Thursday, December 15 and 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Make your plans now to attend SANS Cyber Defense Initiative ® 2016 on December 10-17. This is your opportunity to:

  • Understand how the newest cyber attacks work and what you can do to prevent them or mitigate the damage.
  • Ensure that your tools are up to the task of finding, blocking, and deciphering hacking attacks.
  • Get the training you need to make your organization cyber secure.
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Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
New SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH John Strand
FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting GCFA Chad Tilbury
Waitlist FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Philip Hagen
New FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence
Jake Williams
Waitlist DEV534: Secure DevOps: A Practical Introduction
Ben Allen
Frank Kim
New ICS456: Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection
Tim Conway
New HST: Physical Access Control Systems: Elements of Design, Offense, and Defense
The CORE Group
Waitlist SEC301: Intro to Information Security GISF Keith Palmgren
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Bryan Simon
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Paul A. Henry
Waitlist SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA Mike Poor
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation GCWN Jason Fossen
Waitlist SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Seth Misenar
Ismael Valenzuela
Waitlist SEC522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials GWEB Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D.
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Eric Conrad
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Michael Murr
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth GCCC James Tarala
Waitlist SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Christopher Crowley
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
Bryce Galbraith
Waitlist SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN Tim Medin
SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers
Stephen Sims
FOR408: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Ovie Carroll
Waitlist FOR518: Mac Forensic Analysis
Sarah Edwards
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Lenny Zeltser
Waitlist MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification GISP David R. Miller
MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security Risk Management
James Tarala
MGT433: Securing The Human: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a High-Impact Awareness Program
Lance Spitzner
MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™ GSLC G. Mark Hardy
MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership
Frank Kim
AUD440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing
Randy Marchany
AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters & Systems GSNA Clay Risenhoover
ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response
Robert M. Lee
HOSTED: Health Care Security Essentials
Greg Porter
Sold Out Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Jeff McJunkin
Waitlist DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Chad Tilbury
Philip Hagen