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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

Nothing beats the SANS live training experience but if you are unable to attend learn how you can attend remotely.

    Available Courses
    Title Certification Instructor
    New SEC450: Blue Team Fundamentals: Security Operations and Analysis
    John Hubbard
    Mark Orlando
    Waitlist SEC564: Red Team Exercises & Adversary Emulation
    Jorge Orchilles
    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
    SEC455: SIEM Design & Implementation
    John Hubbard
    SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment GEVA Matthew Toussain
    SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis
    Micah Hoffman
    SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Paul A. Henry
    SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA David Hoelzer
    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
    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 Brandon Evans
    Eric Johnson
    SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Hassan El Hadary
    Waitlist SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
    Dave Shackleford
    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
    SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Mark Baggett
    SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
    Jeff McJunkin
    SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses GDAT Alissa Torres
    Bryce Galbraith
    Waitlist SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN James Shewmaker
    Jonathan Reiter
    Stephen Sims
    FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Ovie Carroll
    FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Joshua Lemon
    Philip Hagen
    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
    Jason Dely
    Jeffrey Shearer
    Tim Conway
    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
    DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
    (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
    Chad Tilbury
    Ovie Carroll
    ICS Netwars - Add-on
    (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
    Jeffrey Shearer
    Tim Conway