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Cyber Guardian 2014

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Mar 3 - Sat, Mar 8, 2014

We are pleased to invite you to Baltimore for the fourth annual SANS Cyber Guardian event, March 3-8. We are featuring three baseline Cyber Guardian Baseline courses.

SANS Cyber Guardian 2014 is part of a larger event, SANS Capital Region 2014. For more information, see SANS Northern Virginia 2014 which is scheduled for March 17-22. There are 11 courses being held in Reston, Virginia. These include: one Cyber Guardian Baseline course, two for the Blue Team and one for the Red Team. Please see the Cyber Guardian Page for more information.

For the complete schedule and course descriptions see our Schedule Page.

All of the courses offered at SANS Cyber Guardian 2014 are associated with a GIAC Certification. Put the skills you'll learn to practical use and join nearly 53,000 GIAC certified professionals who make the cybersecurity industry safe! Visit our GIAC 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. - Chris 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 Sheraton Inner Harbor located in downtown Baltimore's Inner Harbor District. A special discounted rate of $179 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 February 11, 2014.

The Inner Harbor is the business, historic, and cultural district of Baltimore. The hotel is within 0.1 - 0.3 miles of Oriole Park at 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, and the Hippodrome Theater. The shopping is also superb at the Harbor Place & Gallery Shopping. Also, two miles away is historic Fort McHenry, the 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 2014!