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Tampa - Clearwater 2017

Clearwater, FL | Tue, Sep 5 - Sun, Sep 10, 2017
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Special Announcement

Your safety is our first priority. Regretfully, due to the expected inclement weather in the forecast for Sunday, September 10th, SANS has determined the best course of action is to conclude SANS Tampa - Clearwater 2017 at the conclusion of course day 4, on Friday, September 8th.

By making this decision in advance, we felt it was vital to give all traveling from near and far an opportunity to make departure travel arrangements.

All will receive a 4-month subscription to our OnDemand bundle product and this will be accessible in your SANS portal account around September 17th.

For those who need to leave the event immediately, please visit Karla Daehling in the Event Management Office or call our Customer Support Line at (301)-654-SANS (7267). You can also email registration@sans.org.

Thank you and we hope to see you at a future SANS event.

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.


Tim Garcia Will Be Teaching the Following Course:

Tampa - Clearwater 2017 Instructors