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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2018

Washington, DC | Tue, Dec 11 - Tue, Dec 18, 2018
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Over 35 Cyber Security Courses

Over 35 Cyber Security Courses

  • NEW courses covering SIEM, OSINT Gathering and Analysis, Defensible Security Architecture, Purple Team Tactics, and more!
  • Test your skills at ICS NetWars or Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament
  • Additional Course Topics: Cyber Defense, Cloud Security, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, Secure Development, Security Management, and ICS/SCADA Security

Join us December 11-18 in Washington, DC for our final live event of the year: SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2018! This must-attend event features over 35 top-notch cyber security courses taught by real-world practitioners. SANS courses are comprehensive and engaging, offering you hands-on training with actionable information you can implement immediately upon returning to work. Our courseware is based on real-world threats, and is delivered by industry experts with practical experience in the field. The exceptional knowledge and real-life experience of SANS instructors reinforces the course content, putting you at the front of the learning curve and making the material directly applicable to your job.

Please check the schedule for course dates. Courses may begin and end on different days during the week of training.

  • Two-Day Courses Begin: Tuesday, December 11
  • Four-, Five- and Six-Day Courses Begin: Thursday, December 13
  • NetWars: Sunday, December 16 and Monday, December 17

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with like-minded peers, and dive into timely, effective security training. Gain valuable insight into today’s top information security threats and be better armed to secure your environment. Choose your course and register now.

“SANS is committed to ensuring that the training experience is second to none. I enjoyed the training and the whole experience. The events outside of training were excellent supplementary discussions to help empower me as an information security professional. The instructors are not canned or disconnected from the battlefield--they know what's going on and have the experiences and drive to help me become better at how I'm doing security today. SANS CDI was one of the highlights of my year.” -Jeremiah, Field Standard Insurance Company

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Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
New SEC455: SIEM Design & Implementation
Tim Garcia
New SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
Adrien de Beaupre
New SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) and Analysis
Micah Hoffman
New SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture
Eric Conrad
New SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses
Erik Van Buggenhout
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security GISF Keith Palmgren
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Bryan Simon
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Bryce Galbraith
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA Dr. Johannes Ullrich
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 Jonathan Ham
SEC524: Cloud Security Fundamentals
Dave Shackleford
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Moses Hernandez
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
Dave Shackleford
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics GCDA Tim Garcia
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Kevin Fiscus
SEC564: Red Team Operations and Threat Emulation
Joe Vest
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth GCCC James Tarala
SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers
Christopher Crowley
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Peter Szczepankiewicz
SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GAWN James Leyte-Vidal
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN Stephen Sims
SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers
Jake Williams
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Ovie Carroll
FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting GCFA Chad Tilbury
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Hal Pomeranz
FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence GCTI Robert M. Lee
FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics GASF Domenica Crognale
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Anuj Soni
MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification GISP Seth Misenar
MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security Risk Management
James Tarala
MGT433: SANS Security Awareness: How to Build, Maintain, and Measure a Mature Awareness Program
Lance Spitzner
MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™ GSLC G. Mark Hardy
MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership GSTRT Frank Kim
MGT517: Managing Security Operations: Detection, Response, and Intelligence
Christopher Crowley
DEV540: Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security
Eric Johnson
AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters & Systems GSNA David Hoelzer
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials GICSP Justin Searle
Core NetWars Experience - Add-on
(FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
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)
ICS Netwars
Tim Conway