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Security West 2018

San Diego, CA | Fri, May 11 - Fri, May 18, 2018
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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. We thank you for your understanding in advance.

Cyber Security Training in San Diego

Cyber Security Training in San Diego

  • More than 30 information security courses taught by real-world practitioners
  • Three types of NetWars: Core, Cyber Defense, DFIR
  • NEW courses available, including SEC545, SEC555, DEV540

Information 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 SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
Dave Shackleford
New SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics
Seth Misenar
New DEV540: Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security
Frank Kim
SEC301: Intro to Information Security GISF Keith Palmgren
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
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA David Hoelzer
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Bryce Galbraith
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation GCWN Jason Fossen
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Eric Conrad
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Moses Hernandez
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Kevin Fiscus
SEC564: Red Team Operations and Threat Emulation
Joe Vest
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth GCCC Randy Marchany
SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers
Christopher Crowley
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Michael Murr
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Peter Szczepankiewicz
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
FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting GCFA Eric Zimmerman
FOR518: Mac Forensic Analysis
Sarah Edwards
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis GNFA Philip Hagen
FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence GCTI Jake Williams
FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics GASF Cindy Murphy
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Anuj Soni
MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification GISP David R. Miller
MGT433: Securing The Human: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a High-Impact Awareness Program
Lance Spitzner
MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™ GSLC Ted Demopoulos
MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership GSTRT G. Mark Hardy
MGT517: Managing Security Operations: Detection, Response, and Intelligence
Christopher Crowley
DEV534: Secure DevOps: A Practical Introduction
Gregory Leonard
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials GICSP Billy Rios
Core NetWars Experience - Add-on
(FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
Bryce Galbraith
Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on
(FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
Eric Conrad
Seth Misenar
DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on
(FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
Philip Hagen