Train at Home with Top Cybersecurity Experts - SANS OnDemand

Cyber Defense Initiative® 2017

Washington, DC | Tue, Dec 12 - Tue, Dec 19, 2017
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Train in Washington, DC

Train in Washington, DC

  • 35+ information security courses, including several NEW courses
  • Three types of NetWars: Core, Cyber Defense, and DFIR
  • Excellent networking opportunities at bonus sessions and special events

Information Security Training in Washington, DC

Please join us for our final live event of the year: SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2017! This premier event features more than 35 information security courses taught by SANS' world-class instructors. Our courses are filled with dynamic content on the hottest information security issues, and cover topics such as cyber defense, penetration testing, ethical hacking, digital forensics, cloud security, management, and industrial controls system security.

In addition to SANS classroom training, test your security skills at the Core NetWars Experience, DFIR NetWars Tournament, and the new Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament. Enhance your SANS training experience even more by attending evening talks by our instructors and selected subject-matter experts. These presentations give you access to voices that matter in computer security, broaden your knowledge, and offer unique networking opportunities.

Event Schedule

Please check the schedule for course dates, many courses begin and end on different days during the week of training.

  • Two-Day Courses Begin: Tuesday, December 12

  • Five- and Six-Day Courses Begin: Thursday, December 14

  • NetWars Tournaments: Sunday, December 17 and Monday, December 18

SANS is recognized around the world as the best place to develop the deep, hands-on cyber security skills most in need right now. Join us for immersion training that will provide you with the cutting-edge skills to defend your organization against security breaches and prevent future attacks. Find your course and register now.

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    Available Courses
    Title Certification Instructor
    New SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA David Hoelzer
    Sold Out SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
    Dave Shackleford
    Waitlist SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics GCDA Seth Misenar
    Waitlist SEC564: Red Team Operations and Threat Emulation
    Joe Vest
    New FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting GCFA Chad Tilbury
    New FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Philip Hagen
    Waitlist DEV534: Secure DevOps: A Practical Introduction
    Eric Johnson
    Waitlist DEV540: Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security
    Eric Johnson
    SEC301: Intro to Information Security GISF Keith Palmgren
    SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Bryan Simon
    SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing
    Russell Eubanks
    SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Paul A. Henry
    SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Michael Murr
    SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation GCWN Jason Fossen
    SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Eric Conrad
    SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Micah Hoffman
    SEC546: IPv6 Essentials
    Dr. Johannes Ullrich
    SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Kevin Fiscus
    SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth GCCC James Tarala
    Waitlist SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Mark Baggett
    SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Christopher Crowley
    SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
    Kevin Fiscus
    SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques
    Justin Searle
    SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN Stephen Sims
    FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Ovie Carroll
    FOR526: Advanced Memory Forensics & Threat Detection
    Alissa Torres
    FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence GCTI Jake Williams
    FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics GASF Heather Mahalik
    FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Lenny Zeltser
    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 GSTRT Frank Kim
    DEV522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials GWEB Dr. Johannes Ullrich
    Waitlist ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials GICSP Billy Rios
    Waitlist ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response GRID Robert M. Lee
    Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
    (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
    Jeff McJunkin
    Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on
    (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
    Eric Conrad
    Seth Misenar
    DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
    (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
    Alissa Torres
    Jake Williams