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Security East 2014

New Orleans, LA | Mon, Jan 20 - Sat, Jan 25, 2014
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Kick-Off 2014 with World-class Security Training from SANS Institute

SANS Security East in New Orleans, LA

SANS is looking forward to an exciting kickoff of 2014 with SANS Security East 2014 in the "Big Easy" in January. Start the year off right by choosing from outstanding, cutting-edge courses presented by our top-rated instructors. Now is the time to improve your information security skills and laissez les bons temps rouler!

The lineup of cybersecurity training and Infosec training courses for professionals at all levels has something for everyone. Don't miss our special events and bonus evening presentations where we'll share the latest threats and much more.

Enhance Your Training With Certifications

Complete your SANS training experience with a GIAC certification attempt! Put the skills you'll learn to practical use and join more than 51,000 GIAC certified professionals who make the Cybersecurity industry safe! Click the GIAC cert next to the course name on event home page for more information about each cert, and register for your certification attempt today.

The SANS Technology Institute (STI) offers a Master's Degree in Information Security Management and Master's Degree in Information Security Engineering. Many of the courses offered at SANS Security East 2014 will count towards one of these Master's Degree programs once you apply for admission. Each course page has a link to Masters Program to help you find out more.

Customer Testimonials

Here's what SANS Security East alumni had to say about their training:

  • "Great classes, entertaining and very educational." - Richard Tafoya, Redflex Traffic Systems
  • "Wealth of knowledge is immense; my head will hurt for weeks." - C. Flynn, Firewall Experts,
  • "I would definitely recommend Security 401. I've been in the personnel and physical security sector for years and never really got into cyber until Feb of last year. This is very informative. Would recommend it to everyone." - Katrina Bright, GNS Contracting at Dept of Energy,
  • "SEC504 opens your eyes to the real cyber world. Encourages thinking about security of data and network access." - Frank Munson, Virginia International Terminal
Experience New Orleans

SANS Security East 2014 is once again being hosted at the Sheraton New Orleans on Canal Street, bordering the French Quarter. You will be right in the heart and spirit of this great city where the city's major attractions and the Mississippi River are literally right outside the hotel's door. A special discounted rate of $189 S/D will be honored based on space availability through December 27, 2013. Government per diem rooms are available with proper ID; you will need to call reservations and ask for the SANS government rate. These rates include high-speed Internet in your room. Make your reservation today!

From the Sheraton you can tour the Mississippi, walk Bourbon Street, visit a plantation, shop at Riverwalk Marketplace or Canal Place, take a swamp tour, see the Aquarium of the Americas, and learn about New Orleans' rich and unique history. The dining in New Orleans is legendary along with the unforgettable live music. This city is a fabulous destination with something of interest for everyone!

Make your 2014 training plans now and register today for SANS Security East 2014 - we are looking forward to meeting you in New Orleans!

New Orleans Insider Tips from SANS Instructors

Further enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer with these insider tips from SANS all-star instructors:

From James Tarala Instructor of AUD507: Auditing Networks, Perimeters, and Systems (GIAC-GSNA):

"When I visit New Orleans, the trip is never complete without a stop to Arnaud's Restaurant. The food is good, but I have to get my fix of the bananas foster that they make tableside for you after your meal. It doesn't matter how many times I visit, at least once during the week this is a mandatory stop."

From Mike Poor, Instructor of SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth (GIAC-GCIA):

"SANS' 2014 schedule starts with one of my favorite conference venues, the exciting and mysterious city of New Orleans. Music, food, and architecture provide a rich environment to explore after conference hours. One of my favorite haunts is Arnouds Jazz Bistro, on the corner of Bourbon and Bienville. Sugar Bear & the Gumbo trio provide the soundscape for a truly foodie experience. Make a reservation early and prepare to enjoy a unique New Orleans experience."

From Fred Kerby, Instructor of SEC301: Intro to Information Security (GIAC-GISF):

"One of the places where I love to eat When in New Orleans is Dickie Brennan's Palace Cafe. The food and service are great and the dessert is a show unto itself."

From Dr. Eric Cole, Instructor of SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GIAC-GSEC):

"New Orleans is an awesome city for food and people watching. However, with all of the amazing food, it is important to work off those calories. Right near the hotel is the Elmwood Fitness Center, which is also the gym utilized by the New Orleans Saints. So if you are a football fan, you never know who you will run into. Begets, creole, crawfish, and bananas foster, go ahead and indulge because what is a few more miles on the treadmill in order to have some awesome food. And now you know where I will be at 5am each day before class!"

From Dave Shackleford, Instructor of SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling (GIAC-GCIH):

"One of my favorite places to grab a bite in NOLA is tucked away, off the beaten path, and much less well-known. A few years ago, I grabbed a drink on Bourbon Street while taking a stroll in the French Quarter, and asked my bartender where *she* would eat. Her answer was "Coop's Place" - now one of my favorite local joints a stone's throw from Jackson Square. It's small, crowded, and the antithesis of "fancy", but the prices are good, the food is fantastic, and they serve a nice variety of ice-cold Abita beer. What more do you need?"

From Kevin Johnson, Instructor of SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GIAC-GWAPT):

"Make sure that you wander around the streets and check out the small hole in the wall restaurants. You never know what gem you will find."

From Ed Skoudis, Instructor of SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GIAC-GPEN):

"One of my truly favorite things to do in New Orleans is to have dinner at Muriel's Restaurant with friends. The food is great, but it's the atmosphere that is particularly fun. You see, the place is haunted by its former owner from the 1700's. There's a creepy room upstairs where he kind of hangs out. You can walk outside up there to get a great look at old New Orleans as well. I'm not normally into ghost stories or creepiness like that, but Muriel's does it with such class and fun, I actually really enjoy it. It's one of my favorite... er... haunts."

From Joshua Wright, Instructor of SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking (GIAC-GMOB):

"My yearly tradition in New Orleans is to take a group of friends hat shopping at Goorin Brothers Hat Shop on Royal St. Even if you aren't a "hat person", the shop is beautiful, reminiscent of 1930's Prohibition-era decor. The staff at Goorin help you find just the right hat to top your head (or my balding head), leaving you feeling classically stylish and sophisticated."

From Rob Lee, Instructor of FOR508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response (GIAC-GCFA):

"Cafe Du Monde's Beignets - 'Nuff said."