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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.

G. Mark Hardy


G. Mark Hardy is founder and President of National Security Corporation. He has been providing cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 35 years, and is an internationally recognized expert and keynote who has spoken at over 250 events world-wide. He provides consulting services as a virtual CISO, expert witness testimony, and domain expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

G. Mark serves on the Advisory Board of CyberWATCH, an Information Assurance/ Information Security Advanced Technology Education Center of the National Science Foundation.  Mr. Hardy is a retired U.S. Navy captain and was entrusted with nine command assignments, including responsibility for leadership training for 70,000 Sailors.  

A graduate of Northwestern University, he holds a BS in computer science, a BA in mathematics, a masters in business administration, a masters in strategic studies, and holds the GSLC, CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.

Here is What Students Say About G. Mark Hardy:

"The instructor, G. Mark Hardy, is accomplished in his training techniques and fully knows the material." - Jim Savage, CBE Companies

"G. Mark is an amazing instructor! Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining!" - Anonymous

"Awesome instructor; this is my 3rd SANS class, and G. Mark is the best instructor I've had!" -  R. Westbrook, USAA


G. Mark Hardy Will Be Teaching the Following Course:

Security West 2018 Instructors