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SANS 2021 - Live Online

Virtual, US Eastern | Mon, Mar 22 - Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Live Online Cyber Security Training

Live Online Cyber Security Training

Practical Courses • Expert Instruction • Cyber Range Challenges

  • Interactive, live-stream courses → VIEW COURSES
  • Core 7, Cyber Defense, & DFIR NetWars Tournaments
  • Bonus Sessions including Sponsored Events & Trivia Night!
  • Dedicated chat channels for networking

Interactive Cyber Security Training Taught by Industry Experts

SANS is committed to delivering high-quality cyber security training so you can keep your skills sharp and stay ahead of cyber threats. Join us for interactive training during SANS 2021 - Live Online (March 22-27, EDT), and receive relevant, applicable training from wherever you are. Choose your course and register now for practical training taught by top industry practitioners.

SANS 2021 Attendees: Add even more value to your learning experience with free Bonus Sessions, including sponsored talks and an all-new Trivia Night! SANS 2021 course registrants who register and attend the Bonus Sessions will be eligible for a chance to win a FREE SANS Stay Sharp Short Course (value of up to $4,200). View Bonus Sessions.

SANS NetWars Tournaments

SANS NetWars Tournaments

We are hosting three Virtual NetWars Tournaments during this event:

  • Core NetWars Tournament - New Version with all new challenges and hints built from the ground up!
    • March 25 & 26 from 6:30-9:30 PM EDT
    • From some of the most devious yet whimsical minds in the field, Core NetWars Tournament 7 is a trip through a whimsical and off-kilter technical landscape with computers walking the streets focused on a mission you’ll have to unravel.
  • Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament
    • March 25 & 26 from 7:15-10:15 PM EDT
    • Test your skills in Administration, Threat Hunting, Log Analysis, Packet Analysis, Cryptography, and much more. Cyber Defense NetWars challenge is a defense-focused competition aimed at testing your ability to solve problems and secure your systems from compromise.
  • DFIR NetWars Tournament
    • March 25 & 26 from 6:30-9:30 PM EDT
    • DFIR NetWars is an incident simulator packed with a vast amount of forensic, malware analysis, threat hunting, and incident response challenges designed to help you gain proficiency without the risk associated when working real life incidents.

As a paid course registrant for SANS 2021, you will receive an email invitation the week of the event detailing how to confirm your spot and join NetWars online. You will need to follow the steps in the email to join your tournament. Then get ready to practice your skills through cutting-edge challenges and integrated storylines.

SANS 2021 Attendees: Take a Break and join us for Trivia Night!

Wednesday, March 24th – 6:30pm to 7:30pm ET

SANS is excited to announce a new @Night Program event exclusive for the attendees of SANS 2021.

Please join us on Wednesday after class for a virtual night of challenge and intrigue. The trivia competition will be held on a secure platform with option of enabling webcams and chat features to meet your fellow attendees. Gather your family and friends or play on your own! Exciting prizes available for top teams or individuals.

Registration information will be provided during the event through the SANS Training Slack Workspace

View a SANS Live Online Demo:

SANS 2021 Features:

  • Practical cyber security training taught by real-world practitioners
  • Real-time support from GIAC-certified TAs
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courses include electronic and printed books
  • Several courses align with GIAC certifications
  • Archive of course lectures uploaded to your account daily during the event
  • Four months of access to your course lectures so you can revisit the recordings

What attendees say about their SANS training experience:

“SANS creates a one-of-a-kind learning experience providing world-class training and fascinating opportunities to network and gain new perspectives from your peers!” - Justin E., US Federal Agency

“Honestly, I don't see any room for improvement in the instructor, course, platform or TAs. I really love the Live Online platform, and the TAs are killing it! It's truly an incredible experience so far.” - Evan Carrillo, Booz Allen Hamilton

“The materials and instructors are excellent and the content is relevant to current security operations in any industry. The combination of labs and NetWars provides hands-on experience that really helps to understand the content.” - Jerry Bunn, Digital Realty

"In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's nothing short of amazing how SANS was able to adapt. Having a dedicated moderator and TA in the room along with the instructor is an amazing help, and it also made me feel like SANS actually cares about my training experience. One side benefit is that we can focus on the instructor while others are asking questions, so it's much less distracting!” – James Murphy, ARI

Interactive Cyber Security Training

Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
New SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis GOSI Micah Hoffman
New SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials GCLD Ryan Nicholson
Serge Borso
Sold Out SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA Donald Williams
New SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Mark Baggett
New SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing GCPN Moses Frost
New SEC699: Purple Team Tactics - Adversary Emulation for Breach Prevention & Detection
Erik Van Buggenhout
Jean-Francois Maes
New FOR308: Digital Forensics Essentials
Kathryn Hedley
New FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Chad Tilbury
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Bryan Simon
SEC450: Blue Team Fundamentals: Security Operations and Analysis
John Hubbard
SEC460: Enterprise and Cloud | Threat and Vulnerability Assessment GEVA Matthew Toussain
Nick Wiebelhaus
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Ross Bergman
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Joshua Wright
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation GCWN Jason Fossen
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Seth Misenar
SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering GDSA Ismael Valenzuela
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Timothy McKenzie
Aaron Cure
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics GCDA Justin Henderson
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Tim Medin
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Christopher Crowley
SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses GDAT Bryce Galbraith
SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GAWN Larry Pesce
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN Stephen Sims
SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers
Jaime Geiger
FOR498: Battlefield Forensics & Data Acquisition GBFA Eric Zimmerman
FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics GCFA Mike Pilkington
FOR518: Mac and iOS Forensic Analysis and Incident Response
Sarah Edwards
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Philip Hagen
FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth GASF Heather Mahalik
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Lenny Zeltser
MGT414: SANS Training Program for the CISSP Certification GISP Eric Conrad
MGT525: IT Project Management and Effective Communication GCPM Jeff Frisk
Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Matthew Toussain
Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Ryan Nicholson
DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Chad Tilbury
Domenica Crognale