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Cyber Defense Forum & Training - Live Online

Virtual, US Central | Fri, Oct 9 - Sat, Oct 17, 2020

Cyber Defense Forum & Training - Live Online

Cyber Defense Forum & Training - Live Online

We're opening this forum to the community! Register now for FREE.

  • One day of in-depth Cyber Defense talks → AGENDA
  • A collection of the top SANS Cyber Defense courses → COURSES
  • Exclusive virtual networking opportunities

Free Forum: October 9 | Co-Chairs: Chris Crowley and Justin Henderson | Forum CPE Credits: 6

Training: October 12 - October 17

Achieve All-Around Defender Status

Defending against attacks is an ongoing challenge with new threats emerging all the time. Are you looking to level up your blue team skills? Do you want to enhance your current skill set and become even better at defending your organization? Are you looking for the latest ways to mitigate the most recent attacks?

Cyber Defense Forum & Training will bring together prominent cyber defense practitioners from leading organizations for a day of in-depth forum talks, followed by a week of closely aligned training and bonus sessions, including @Mic night talks.

Live Online Summit

Over the course of this training event, you'll enjoy:

  • Highly technical talks and panel discussions - The industry's top practitioners will share their latest cyber defense research, solutions, tools, and case studies. You’ll have a number of talks to choose from, plus lots of new virtual event features that will have you schooled up for the year and planning for 2021 before the week is out.
  • Exclusive Networking Opportunities - Connect with your fellow Blue Teamers and the wider cyber defense community via virtual chat rooms.
  • Closely Aligned SANS Cyber Defense Courses - Enhance your knowledge base and add to your toolkit with a hands-on, immersive course taught by top SANS instructors and course authors.
  • Cyber Defense NetWars! - (October 15 & 16) - Students enrolled in long courses at the Cyber Defense Forum & Training from October 12-17 can join us for everyone's favorite defense-focused competition aimed at testing your ability to solve problems and secure your systems from compromise. Cyber Defense NetWars is a truly unique experience, and an opportunity to test your skills in Administration, Threat Hunting, Log Analysis, Packet Analysis, Cryptography, and much more.
Live Online Summit Experience

CPEs & Certificate of Completion

You will receive 6 CPEs for attending the Cyber Defense Forum live. Your Certificate of Completion and CPEs will be issued within a week of the Summit’s conclusion. At this time, we are not able to issue CPEs to those that view the Summit recording.

Boost Expertise with a Bundled Course

After the forum, choose from a number of hands-on, immersion-style SANS Live Online courses to help you expand your information security expertise. SANS courses are taught by experienced practitioners who are among the best cybersecurity instructors in the world. They will provide you with the guidance and skills you need to protect your organization and advance your career.

Virtual NetWars Tournaments

Students enrolled in eligible North America Live Training events will be able to participate in exclusive Virtual NetWars Tournaments. Paid course registrants will receive an email invitation for applicable challenges, so after you register for a course, keep your eye on your inbox.

Additionally, we’ve extended our free community cyber range schedule through the end of the year with new challenges available each month! Visit our blog for registration details and schedule.