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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.

Tim Garcia

Timothy Garcia is a seasoned security professional who loves the challenge and continuously changing landscape of defense. Tim started his career as an engineer in IT and after working on a few security incidents related to Code Red and Nimda; he realized he had found his calling. Tim currently works as an Information Security Engineer for a Fortune 100 financial institution where he provides security consulting to project teams to ensure security of IT operations and compliance with policies and regulations.  Tim also leads the team that is tasked with Firewall review, SIEM management and privileged access monitoring and policy compliance. Tim has worked as a Systems Engineer and DBA and has expertise in systems engineering, project management and information security principles and procedures/compliance. Tim previously worked for Intel and served in the United States Navy.  Tim also works with the OnDemand team as an SME, is a mentor for the Vet Success program and provides consulting and content review for the Securing the Human project within SANS.  Tim is a contributor to the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range and works with the local security community giving monthly talks, when not teaching for SANS, on information security tools and techniques. 

Tim is as passionate about teaching security as he is performing it and receives the greatest joy when he sees the look in a student's eye when something they never quite understood finally makes sense.

Tim holds the CISSP, GSEC, GSLC, GISF, GMON, GAWN, GCCC, and GCED as well as the NSA-IAM certifications.  He has extensive knowledge of security procedures and legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA, CobiT, COSO, and ISO 1779.  

When Tim is not defending systems, he enjoys playing sports, snowboarding and most of all spending time with his wife and four children.

Here is What Students Say About Tim Garcia:

"Tim is a fantastic instructor and I have gained a vast amount of valuable information from him. His stories are great at providing description, and he goes into a huge amount of detail when he can." - Anonymous


Tim Garcia Will Be Teaching the Following Courses:

Security West 2018 Instructors