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Security West 2018

San Diego, CA | Fri, May 11 - Fri, May 18, 2018
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Due to high demand for Security training at SANS Security West 2018, the following courses will take place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: SEC503, SEC505, SEC542, MGT414, MGT512, and MGT517. The hotel neighbors the Manchester Grand Hyatt and is accessible from both Harbor Drive and the Bayfront. Courseware Distribution and Event Check-In for these six courses will take place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego on: Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Badge and Courseware Distribution for these classes will only be available at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. We are hosting the "Welcome to SANS Talk" on the morning of Friday, May 11 at each venue but all additional SANS@Night presentations will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Please check the schedule tab for the bonus sessions. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Over 30 Cyber Security Courses

Over 30 Cyber Security Courses

  • Three types of NetWars: Core, Cyber Defense, DFIR
  • NEW courses available, including SEC455, SEC545, SEC555, DEV540
  • Keynote Address: “An Interactive Look at Cyber Crime & Today's Threat Landscape” by Stephen Sims and James Lyne

Cyber Security Training in San Diego, California

SANS' information security training goes beyond theory, incorporating real-world examples and practical techniques you can apply directly to your work. Join us for SANS Security West 2018 (May 11-18) in San Diego, CA, and choose from more than 30 information security courses taught by leading industry experts. With cutting-edge courseware, dedicated instructors, and a relentless passion for excellence, SANS delivers relevant training that will prepare you to meet today’s threats and tomorrow’s challenges.

Event Schedule

Please check the schedule for course dates. Courses may begin and end on different days during the week of training.

  • Two-Day Courses Begin: Thursday, May 17
  • Five- and Six-Day Courses Begin: Friday, May 11
  • NetWars: Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15

Whichever course you choose, SANS promises you will be able to use what you learn as soon as you return to your office. Join us in San Diego, and get the training you need to excel in this rapidly evolving industry.

“SANS Security West was an absolutely great training event. It brought together lots of smart people, seasoned and new to the security industry, in a great forum that facilitated opening up and meeting new peers. The training was superb, and participating in NetWars was the icing on the cake.” - Jason Kinder, DRS Technologies

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Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
New SEC455: SIEM Design & Implementation
John Hubbard
New SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA David Hoelzer
New SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Bryce Galbraith
Waitlist SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
Dave Shackleford
New SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics GCDA Tim Garcia
New SEC564: Red Team Operations and Threat Emulation
Joe Vest
New SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Michael Murr
Waitlist FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting GCFA Eric Zimmerman
New FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Philip Hagen
Waitlist DEV540: Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security
Eric Johnson
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security GISF Keith Palmgren
Waitlist SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Bryan Simon
SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing
Chris Christianson
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Stephen Sims
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation GCWN Jason Fossen
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Eric Conrad
SEC534: Secure DevOps: A Practical Introduction
Gregory Leonard
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Moses Hernandez
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Kevin Fiscus
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth GCCC Randy Marchany
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Christopher Crowley
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
Kevin Fiscus
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN James Lyne
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Rob Lee
Waitlist FOR518: Mac and iOS Forensic Analysis and Incident Response
Sarah Edwards
FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence GCTI Jake Williams
FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics GASF Cindy Murphy
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Evan Dygert
MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification GISP David R. Miller
MGT433: SANS Security Awareness: How to Build, Maintain, and Measure a Mature Awareness Program
Lance Spitzner
MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™ GSLC G. Mark Hardy
MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership GSTRT Frank Kim
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials GICSP Billy Rios
Waitlist Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Bryce Galbraith
Waitlist Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Tim Garcia
Eric Conrad
Waitlist DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Cindy Murphy
Philip Hagen