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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2019

Washington, DC | Tue, Dec 10 - Tue, Dec 17, 2019
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Cyber Security Training in Washington, DC

Cyber Security Training in Washington, DC

  • 35+ hands-on, immersion-style courses VIEW COURSES
  • Core, Cyber Defense, DFIR, and ICS NetWars
  • Immersive training without home or office distractions
  • Direct access to world-renowned SANS instructors

Sharpen your defenses with cyber security training in Washington, DC

Join us December 10-17 in Washington, DC for our final live event of the year: SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2019! This must-attend event features 35+ top-notch cyber security courses taught by real-world practitioners, plus four types of NetWars! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn new aspects of information security from industry experts and improve your organization’s security posture with practical skills you can implement immediately.

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 10
  • Welcome Reception & Early Check-In: Wednesday, December 11th, 5-7PM
  • Four-, Five- and Six-Day Courses Begin: Thursday, December 12
  • NetWars: Sunday, December 15 and Monday, December 16

Our mission at SANS is to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all students in order to protect people and assets. At the heart of everything we do is the SANS Promise: Students will be able to use the new skills they have learned as soon as they return to work. See that promise in action at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2019. Choose your course and register now to secure your seat.

What attendees say about their SANS training experience:

“The wide variety of excellent courses, at-night talks and NetWars make this an excellent training opportunity.” - Lee Neely, LLNL

“The training is beyond valuable. Learning from the best instructors in the world that still practice what they preach each and every day. You learn skills and techniques that are going to help advance your personal career and protect your company.” - Justin Bradshaw, Wegmans

Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
New SEC450: Blue Team Fundamentals: Security Operations and Analysis
John Hubbard
Mark Orlando
New SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment GEVA Matthew Toussain
New SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis
Micah Hoffman
New SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA David Hoelzer
New SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Michael Murr
Waitlist SEC564: Red Team Exercises & Adversary Emulation
Jorge Orchilles
New SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Mark Baggett
New FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics GCFA Chad Tilbury
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security GISF Keith Palmgren
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Bryan Simon
SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing
Randy Marchany
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Paul A. Henry
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation GCWN Jason Fossen
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Eric Conrad
Waitlist SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering GDSA Ismael Valenzuela
SEC534: Secure DevOps: A Practical Introduction
Ben Allen
Waitlist SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation GCSA Eric Johnson
Brandon Evans
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Hassan El Hadary
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics GCDA Don Murdoch
Justin Henderson
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Jeff McJunkin
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth GCCC Brian Ventura
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
Jeff McJunkin
SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses GDAT Bryce Galbraith
Alissa Torres
Waitlist SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN James Shewmaker
Stephen Sims
Jonathan Reiter
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Ovie Carroll
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Philip Hagen
Joshua Lemon
FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence GCTI Jake Williams
FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth GASF Terrance Maguire
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Anuj Soni
Ryan Chapman
Waitlist MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification GISP David R. Miller
MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security Risk Management
Russell Eubanks
Waitlist MGT433: SANS Security Awareness: How to Build, Maintain, and Measure a Mature Awareness Program SSAP Lance Spitzner
MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials For Managers GSLC My-Ngoc Nguyen
MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership GSTRT Frank Kim
AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters & Systems GSNA Clay Risenhoover
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials GICSP Christopher Robinson
Justin Searle
ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response GRID Robert M. Lee
Waitlist ICS612: ICS Cybersecurity In-Depth
Tim Conway
Jeffrey Shearer
Jason Dely
Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Jeff McJunkin
Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Eric Conrad
DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Ovie Carroll
Chad Tilbury
ICS Netwars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Tim Conway
Jeffrey Shearer