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Virginia Beach 2018

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 20 - Fri, Aug 31, 2018
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Due to a high demand for security training at SANS Virginia Beach 2018, courses will be held at both the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The hotels are less than a five minute walk from one another, and are accessible from both the Boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue. SEC503, SEC555, SEC573, SEC575, MGT514, and DEV540 will be hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

16 Cyber Security Courses

16 Cyber Security Courses

  • Choose from Week 1: Aug. 20-25 and Week 2: Aug. 26-31
  • Core NetWars Experience available Aug. 23-24 and Aug. 29-30
  • Two NEW Courses: SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics; DEV540: Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security

Cyber Security Training in Virginia Beach, Virginia

SANS is a passionate community of practicing cyber security professionals imparting actionable intel. Our courses are taught by real-world practitioners whose practical expertise adds value to the training material. Please join us at SANS Virginia Beach 2018 (August 20-31) and learn new aspects of information security you can apply immediately to defend your organization from cyber-attacks.

“The training was invaluable to my professional growth and will surely help broaden the overall skill set of my team when it comes to threat hunting and incident response. I now have a better idea of where to look in order to more quickly identify rogue processes.” - Paul Aronhalt, Masergy Communications

Take advantage of these opportunities to get the most out of your training:

  • Two weeks of training offers you more choices. Take back-to-back courses, or choose between Week 1: Aug. 20-25 and Week 2: Aug. 26-31.
  • Challenge your skills during two nights at Core NetWars Experience - August 23-24. FREE with any 4-6 day SANS course registration!
  • Distinguish yourself as an information security leader by preparing for your GIAC Certification.
  • Network with like-minded security professionals facing similar challenges.
  • Attend evening bonus sessions led by SANS instructors and gain insight into the latest cyber security topics.
  • Extend your SANS course by four months with an OnDemand Bundle.

Whichever course you select, SANS promises that you will be able to use what you learn as soon as you return to your office. With cutting-edge courses taught by outstanding instructors in a beautiful location, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Register today.

“The training and instructors were top-notch, as has become our expectation from SANS. The material stays relevant every year, and the expertise and experience of the instructors brings it from textbook to reality. Our industry is stuck between two standard areas, and SANS training helps us bridge those two verticals and create a more robust and secure product offering.” - Jon Taylor, Caterpillar

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Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
Waitlist SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA David Hoelzer
Andrew Laman
New SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Jake Williams
Waitlist SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics GCDA Austin Taylor
Justin Henderson
New FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting GCFA Matt Bromiley
New FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response GNFA Ryan Johnson
New DEV540: Secure DevOps and Cloud Application Security
Eric Johnson
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security GISF Keith Palmgren
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Keith Palmgren
Waitlist SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations GMON Seth Misenar
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Timothy McKenzie
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Kevin Fiscus
Patterson Cake
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Jonathan Thyer
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Peter Szczepankiewicz
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE Carlos Cajigas
MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™ GSLC G. Mark Hardy
Waitlist MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership GSTRT Mark Williams
Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Jake Williams
Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Kevin Fiscus