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Security West 2020

San Diego, CA | Wed, May 6 - Wed, May 13, 2020
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30+ Cyber Security Courses

30+ Cyber Security Courses

Course Topics: Cyber Defense, Critical Security Controls, OSINT, Intrusion Detection, Ethical Hacking, PowerShell, Cloud Security, Penetration Testing, Python, Digital Forensics, Security Management, ICS Security

“Relevant, applicable information from instructors who know their business. Hands down the best training available.” - Wade Heisen, Golden State Water Company


Cyber Security Training in San Diego, California

Success in cyber security requires committing to a career of learning, from fundamentals to advanced techniques. To put you on this learning path, join us at SANS Security West 2020 (May 6-13) in San Diego, and get top-tier training from industry leaders addressing today's greatest cyber threats. Choose from more than 30 cyber security courses, and learn valuable skills you will be able to implement immediately.

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

  • Two-Day Courses Begin: Wednesday, May 6
  • Welcome Reception & Early Check-In: Thursday, May 7
  • Four-, Five- and Six-Day Courses Begin: Friday, May 8
  • NetWars: Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12

Our mission at SANS is to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all students in order to protect people and assets. At the heart of everything we do is the SANS Promise: Students will be able to use the new skills they have learned as soon as they return to work. See that promise in action at SANS Security West 2020. Choose your course and register now to secure your seat.

“SANS training really pulled a lot together for me, and it has been hugely valuable - I know parts of this are going to impact my approach to my work from my first day back.” - Merewyn Boak, Apple

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Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security GISF Keith Palmgren
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Bryan Simon
SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing
Randy Marchany
SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment GEVA Matthew Toussain
SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis
David Mashburn
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Shane Harsch
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA David Hoelzer
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Joshua Wright
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation GCWN Jason Fossen
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Maxim Deweerdt
SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering GDSA Ryan Nicholson
SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation
Eric Johnson
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Eric Conrad
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
Kenneth G. Hartman
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Tim Medin
SEC564: Red Team Exercises & Adversary Emulation
Jorge Orchilles
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth GCCC James Tarala
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Mark Baggett
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Christopher Crowley
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses GDAT James Shewmaker
SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GAWN Staff
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Rob Lee
FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics GCFA Eric Zimmerman
FOR518: Mac and iOS Forensic Analysis and Incident Response
Sarah Edwards
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Philip Hagen
FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth GASF Domenica Crognale
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques GREM Anuj Soni
MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification GISP David R. Miller
MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials For Managers GSLC Jeff Frisk
MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership GSTRT G. Mark Hardy
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials GICSP Paul Piotrowski
ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response GRID Robert M. Lee
Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on
(FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
Eric Conrad