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SANS Catalyst Community Courses

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Ryerson University and SANS Institute together offer a cybersecurity training program specifically designed for Canadian cybersecurity professionals. The SANS Catalyst Community Courses combine a selection of SANS' most popular courses with the Catalyst’s unique Canadian Perspective Workshops, to deliver best-in-class cybersecurity training to experienced cybersecurity professionals and those new to the sector.
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Please contact us directly for more information on the SANS Catalyst Community Courses, and to discuss how the SANS Catalyst Community Courses can work for you and your organization. 

Canadian Perspective Workshops & Course Calendar

Each SANS Catalyst Community Course consists of a standard SANS training course, plus a Canadian Perspective Workshop. The Canadian Perspective Workshops are half-day live-online sessions that build on the SANS course content by examining the SANS course content from a Canadian perspective. While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, the SANS Catalyst Community Courses are delivered live-online; when the restrictions are lifted, the courses will be delivered from the Catalyst’s facilities in downtown Toronto and downtown Brampton, Ontario.
Course Dates
Canadian Perspective Workshop
Course, Certification and Canadian Workshop Detail
Jun 14 - 19, 2021

Jun 24, 2021

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style | GIAC: GSEC

Canadian Perspective Workshop: Cybersecurity in Canadian Organizations. This workshop discusses differences between U.S. and Canadian cybersecurity practices within organizations, and will help learners develop an appreciation for business risk and compliance requirements in the Canadian context.

Jul 26 - 30, 2021Aug 5, 2021

SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security | GIAC: GISF

Canadian Perspective Workshop: Canadian Cybersecurity Landscape. This workshop provides foundational insights into the Canadian cybersecurity ecosystem, and will help learners recognize unique Canadian legislative, regulatory and jurisdictional requirements that help define cybersecurity objectives for Canadian organizations.

Aug 16 - 21, 2021Aug 26, 2021

SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling | GIAC: GCIH

Canadian Perspective Workshop: Cybersecurity Incident Handling in Canada. This workshop expands on the Canadian aspects of incident handling and cybersecurity operations practice, drawing distinctions between cybersecurity and cyber operations in Canada.

Sep 13 - 18, 2021Sep 23, 2021

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style | GIAC: GSEC

Canadian Perspective Workshop: Cybersecurity in Canadian Organizations. This workshop discusses differences between U.S. and Canadian cybersecurity practices within organizations, and will help learners develop an appreciation for business risk and compliance requirements in the Canadian context.

October 2021Dates Coming Soon

FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics | GIAC: GCFA

Canadian Perspective Workshop: Digital Forensics in Canada. This Workshop explores the evaluation and application of Canadian cybersecurity intelligence in an organizational setting and will help learners interpret legal, regulatory and ethical responsibilities associated with active defence techniques, including reporting to local authorities.

November 2021
Dates Coming Soon

SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling | GIAC: GCIH

Canadian Perspective Workshop: Cybersecurity Incident Handling in Canada. This workshop expands on the Canadian aspects of incident handling and cybersecurity operations practice, drawing distinctions between cybersecurity and cyber operations in Canada.

December 2021
Dates Coming Soon

FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics | GIAC: GCFA

Canadian Perspective Workshop: Digital Forensics in Canada. This Workshop explores the evaluation and application of Canadian cybersecurity intelligence in an organizational setting and will help learners interpret legal, regulatory and ethical responsibilities associated with active defence techniques, including reporting to local authorities.

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Half-day workshops are scheduled within one-week of the completion of the SANS training. Do you want to learn more as to how we can deliver the Canadian Perspective Workshops for your team and organization?

Cybersecurity Operations Training Track

Building your cybersecurity operations team.

Providing a common, strong foundation

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp. Your junior team members will get expert insights from SANS instructors that build upon their existing cybersecurity education and skills. Not just for the novice, these courses help create a strong foundation of knowledge and capabilities, as well as establish a baseline understanding across your team.

Catalyst Exclusive: Cybersecurity in Canadian Organizations

  • With each SEC401 seat purchased, your participating team members are invited to a half-day workshop that builds upon course content, Cybersecurity in Canadian Organizations. This workshop discusses differences between U.S. and Canadian cybersecurity practices within organizations, and will help learners develop an appreciation for business risk and compliance requirements in the Canadian context.

Building bench strength

SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling. This course lifts your operators into first responder roles in support of cybersecurity incident handling. Having everyone on your team competent in these skills and armed with this knowledge builds good bench strength; and offers you flexibility and adaptability in incident detection, response and mitigations.

Catalyst Exclusive: Cybersecurity Incident Handling in Canadian Organizations

  • With each SEC504 seat purchased, your participating team members are invited to a half-day workshop Cybersecurity Incident Handling in Canada. This workshop expands on the Canadian aspects of incident handling and cybersecurity operations practice, drawing distinctions between cybersecurity and cyber operations in Canada.

Moving to the next level

FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting and Digital Forensics. This training can bring your cybersecurity team to the next level in incident response, including threat hunting and active response while under attack. Further, your team will gain more insight into sophisticated and persistent threat actors.

Catalyst Exclusive: Digital Forensics in Canadian Organizations

  • With each FOR508 seat purchased, your participating team members are invited to a half-day workshop Digital Forensics in Canada. This Workshop explores the evaluation and application of Canadian cybersecurity intelligence in an organizational setting and will help learners interpret legal, regulatory and ethical responsibilities associated with active defence techniques, including reporting to local authorities.



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Organization Bundle Offerings

Purchase 3+ seats in the following: SEC401 + SEC504

Custom workshop to help your new cyber team members integrate into your organizational cybersecurity. This half-day day workshop focuses on non-technical skills development for the business environment. This includes activities to support development in critical areas that help your organization keep pace with cyber incidents, such as non-technical reporting, communications, and advising on security matters to managers and business leaders.

Purchase 5+ seats in the following: SEC401 + SEC504 + FOR508

Custom workshop to ensure a cohesive team. The Catalyst will coordinate with your senior cybersecurity manager to create a half-day tailored incident response table-top activity that supports role-based and inter-team processes and communications during incident response. This can include other members of your organization (e.g., CIO, cybersecurity manager, decision-makers, etc.).

For an additional fee, the SANS experience can be expanded to include the Catalyst Cyber Range – a real-world environment training experience that includes the latest cybersecurity technology.