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Security West 2021 - Live Online

Virtual, US Pacific | Mon, May 10 - Sat, May 15, 2021

Live Online Cyber Security Training

Live Online Cyber Security Training

Practical Courses • Expert Instruction • Cyber Range Challenges

  • Interactive, live-stream courses → VIEW COURSES
  • Real-time support from virtual TAs
  • Dedicated chat channels for networking
  • Trivia Night – Wednesday, May 12th
  • Core and Cyber Defense NetWars Tournaments

Interactive Cyber Security Training Taught by Industry Experts

Discover the most effective steps to prevent cyber-attacks and detect adversaries with actionable techniques you can apply immediately. Join us for SANS Security West 2021 - Live Online (May 10-15, PDT), and receive relevant cyber security training from real-world practitioners. Choose your course and register now.

SANS NetWars Tournaments

SANS NetWars Tournaments

We are hosting two Virtual NetWars Tournaments during this event:

  • Core NetWars Tournament
    • May 13 & 14th from 6:30-9:30 PM PDT
    • From some of the most devious yet whimsical minds in the field, Core NetWars Tournament 7 is a trip through a whimsical and off-kilter technical landscape with computers walking the streets focused on a mission you’ll have to unravel.
  • Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament
    • May 13 & 14th from 7:15-10:15 PM PDT
    • Test your skills in Administration, Threat Hunting, Log Analysis, Packet Analysis, Cryptography, and much more. Cyber Defense NetWars challenge is a defense-focused competition aimed at testing your ability to solve problems and secure your systems from compromise.

As a paid course registrant for SANS Security West 2021, you will receive an email invitation the week of the event detailing how to confirm your spot and join NetWars online. You will need to follow the steps in the email to join your tournament. Then get ready to practice your skills through cutting-edge challenges and integrated storylines.

SANS Security West 2021 attendees: Take a break and join us for Trivia Night!

Wednesday, May 12 - 6:30 to 7:30 PM PDT

Please join us on Wednesday after class for a virtual night of challenge and intrigue. The trivia competition will be held on a secure platform with the option of enabling webcams and chat features to meet your fellow attendees. Gather your family and friends or play on your own! Exciting prizes are available for top teams or individuals.

Registration information will be provided during the event through the SANS Training Slack Workspace

View a SANS Live Online Demo:

SANS Security West 2021 Features:

  • Practical cyber security training taught by real-world practitioners
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courseware in electronic and printed books
  • Several courses aligning with GIAC certifications
  • Archive of course lectures uploaded to your account daily during the event
  • Four months of access to your course lectures so you can revisit the recordings

What attendees say about their SANS training experience:

"This *really* pulled a lot together for me, and it’s 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

"The Live Online delivery platform ensures students are able to access content, virtual machines, labs, resources, and chat 24 hours a day...Additionally, after the course ends, access is still available! Priceless!!" – Britni T., US Federal Agency

"The real value of this training lies at the intersection of quality content and delivery by a subject-matter expert actively working in the field, making it incredibly relevant and immediately applicable to my job." - P. Watson, Microsoft Corp

Interactive Cyber Security Training

Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
New SEC440: CIS Critical Controls: A Practical Introduction
Chris Christianson
New SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis GOSI Jeffrey Lomas
New SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials GCLD Ryan Nicholson
New SEC510: Public Cloud Security: AWS, Azure, and GCP
Kenneth G. Hartman
Eric Johnson
New SEC540: Cloud Security and DevSecOps Automation GCSA Gregory Leonard
New SEC557: Continuous Automation for Enterprise and Cloud Compliance
Clay Risenhoover
New SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Mark Baggett
Joshua Barone
Waitlist SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing GCPN Jason Ostrom
New MGT433: Managing Human Risk: Mature Security Awareness Programs SSAP Lance Spitzner
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security GISF Doc Blackburn
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Bryan Simon
SEC450: Blue Team Fundamentals: Security Operations and Analysis
John Hubbard
SEC460: Enterprise and Cloud | Threat and Vulnerability Assessment GEVA Matthew Toussain
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED Ross Bergman
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Mick Douglas
Laios Barbosa
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation GCWN Jason Fossen
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Seth Misenar
SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering GDSA Justin Henderson
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Timothy McKenzie
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Tim Medin
Jerome Dossogne
SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses GDAT Bryce Galbraith
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN Stephen Sims
FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics GCFA Carlos Cajigas
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Brian Olson
MGT414: SANS Training Program for the CISSP Certification GISP David R. Miller
MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers GSLC G. Mark Hardy
MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership GSTRT Frank Kim
MGT516: Managing Security Vulnerabilities: Enterprise and Cloud
David Hazar
MGT525: IT Project Management and Effective Communication GCPM Jeff Frisk
LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations GLEG Benjamin Wright
Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Matthew Toussain
Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Ryan Nicholson