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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2020

Washington, DC | Mon, Dec 14 - Sat, Dec 19, 2020
Event starts in 163 Days
 

SANS is planning to resume In-Person training at this event. SANS courses will be available to you in Live Online (virtual) and In-Person formats, giving you the ultimate flexibility to choose how YOU train.

  • Select your preferred course delivery method at the time of registration.
  • Should the COVID-19 situation cause changes to your preferred delivery method, SANS will contact you via email.
  • Visit our events page to learn about benefits of In-Person and Live Online training.
  • See our Event Safety tab to view the precautions our venues will implement.

Attend In-Person or Live Online

Attend In-Person or Live Online

  • Immersion-style cyber security courses VIEW ALL COURSES
  • Courses include hands-on virtual labs and electronic books
  • All courses will be available via Live Online
  • Certain courses will be available In-Person (see details below)

Choose your preferred method of attendance during registration, modify as needed.

 
 

Top-Notch Cyber Security Training | Flexible Attendance Options

Cutting-Edge Courses • World-Class Instruction • Cyber Range Challenges

At this event, we plan to offer limited In-Person attendance for certain courses, and all courses will be available via Live Online. Please see below for course options, and choose your preferred course attendance method at the time of registration.

Your safety and wellness remain our greatest priorities. For those attending In-Person, we assure you that we are working closely with the event venue to apply the greatest safety measures and highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Please see the Event Safety tab for details.

Whichever attendance option you choose, you will receive exceptional cybersecurity training from world-renowned instructors. As always, we will uphold the SANS Promise that you will be able to apply the skills you learn as soon as you return to work. Most courses at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2020 align GIAC Certifications, validating student mastery for professional use in critical, specialized InfoSec domains, and job-specific roles. Choose your course and register today!

Please note: SANS is continuously monitoring the ongoing developments around COVID-19, therefore if deemed necessary for safety reasons, the delivery format of this event may change. Depending on local measures, SANS may choose to run the event:

  • In-Person as originally planned
  • In-Person for those students able to travel, and virtually through our Live Online platform for those who are not able to travel
  • Completely virtual using our Live Online platform

If you need to change your registration at any time, for any reason, you can do so at no charge per the SANS Training Guarantee.

“SANS is by far the best InfoSec training available in the world. Every instructor and speaker I have encountered at SANS are straight up superstars! The knowledge I gained from SANS is invaluable to not only my career personally, but to any company that employs me. Hands-on, real-world application and practice throughout the course allows for a deeper understanding of how our networks can be attacked and how they should be defended.” - Brian Bailey, West Virginia State Treasurer's Office

    Available Courses
    Title Certification In-Person Live Online
    New SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing
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    New ICS612: ICS Cybersecurity In-Depth
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    SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security
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    GISF
    SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
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    GSEC
    SEC450: Blue Team Fundamentals: Security Operations and Analysis
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    SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis
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    GOSI
    SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender
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    GCED
    SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth
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    GCIA
    SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
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    GCIH
    SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations
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    GMON
    SEC522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials
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    GWEB
    SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering
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    GDSA
    SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation
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    GCSA
    SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
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    GWAPT
    SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
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    SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics
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    GCDA
    SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
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    GPEN
    SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth
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    GCCC
    SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking
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    GXPN
    FOR498: Battlefield Forensics & Data Acquisition
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    GBFA
    FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis
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    GCFE
    FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics
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    GCFA
    FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response
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    GNFA
    FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence
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    GCTI
    FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques
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    GREM
    MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification
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    GISP
    MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers
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    GSLC
    MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership
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    GSTRT
    ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials
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    GICSP
    ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response
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    GRID
    Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
    (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
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    Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on
    (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
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    DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
    (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
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