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Cyber Guardian 2013

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Apr 15 - Sat, Apr 20, 2013
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We are pleased to invite you to Baltimore for the third annual SANS Cyber Guardian event on April 15-20. Below are the cutting-edge SANS courses that will be offered at SANS Cyber Guardian 2013. We are featuring four baseline courses, one for the Red Team, and two for Blue Team - noted in the parentheses below.

SANS Cyber Guardian 2013 is part of a larger event, SANS Capital Region 2013. For more information, see SANS Northern Virginia 2013 which is scheduled for April 8-13. There are seven courses being held in Reston, Virginia.

April 15-April 20 (CG = Cyber Guardian):

  • Security 501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender (GCED) with Dr. Eric Cole
  • Security 502: Perimeter Protection In-Depth (GCFW, CG Blue Team) with Tanya Baccam
  • Security 503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth * (GCIA, CG Baseline) with Mike Poor
  • Security 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling * (GCIH, CG Baseline) with John Strand
  • Security 505: Securing Windows and Resisting Malware * (GCWN, CG Blue Team) - NEW - with Jason Fossen
  • Security 542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GWAPT, CG Red Team) with Kevin Johnson
  • Security 560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN, CG Baseline) with Christopher Crowley
  • Forensics 508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response (GCFA, CG Baseline) - NEW - with Alissa Torres

* Courses that Align with DoD 8570 Directive

For complete course descriptions, see our Courses Page.

All of the courses offered at SANS Cyber Guardian 2013 are associated with a GIAC Certification. Put the skills you'll learn to practical use and join nearly 46,000 GIAC certified professionals who make the Cybersecurity industry safe! Visit our GIAC Roadmap page for more information and register for your certification attempt today.

SANS training is well-known for being relevant and pragmatic. All SANS instructors are industry leaders and experts who understand the challenges you face on a daily basis. Their real-world experience increases the practical value of the course material. Here are some comments from our past SANS Cyber Guardian alumni:

I have 12 years of experience in IT security, and I'm learning new information on each module. - Emanuel Almeida, IBM
The course (SEC503) helps build the foundation of skills to recognize network intrusions. Packet captures and IDS analysis should be the cornerstone of every network admin's skill repertoire and this course helps you gain those skills. - Charles Kershaw, NIOC Maryland
SEC560 provides a solid basis for understanding the concepts, methods and tools available to hackers, and is valuable not only to pen testers, but also to anyone involved in IT or IT security. - Chirs Sell, SunGuard
Everything you need to learn for the basics of forensics in just six days; any more knowledge and your head would explode! (SEC508) - Matthew Harvey, U.S. Department of Justice

Our campus will be the Hilton Baltimore hotel located in downtown Baltimore's Inner Harbor District. A special discount rate of $215 S/D will be honored based on space availability. To obtain a government per diem room, available with proper ID, you will need to call reservations and ask for the SANS government rate. All rates include high-speed Internet in your room and are only available through March 21, 2013.

The Inner Harbor is the business, historic, and cultural district of Baltimore. The hotel gives you access to Camden Yards and the M & T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. Other close attractions are the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, 1st Mariner Arena, or the Hippodrome Theater. Also interesting is historic Fort McHenry, birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner.

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When I get back to the office, I will use the knowledge I gained here to better defend my organization's network. - Joshua Anthony, West Virginia Army National Guard

Get the training you need to be a Cyber Guardian and a member of the elite team that will be trained to stay one step ahead of the threats as well as know what to do when a breach occurs. Start making your training and travel plans now to join us for SANS Cyber Guardian 2013!

Best regards,

Stephen Northcutt
SANS Technology Institute, a postgraduate computer security college