SANS Offensive Operations Training & Certifications

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SEC565: Red Team Operations and Adversary Emulation

Offense informs defense and defense informs offense. SEC565 develops Red Team operators capable of planning and executing consistent and repeatable engagements that are focused on training and measuring the effectiveness of people, processes, and technology. This is the most comprehensive hands-on Red Team training available anywhere.

Featured Offensive Operations Courses & Certifications

    Network Security 30th Anniversary Powered by Offensive Operations

    Prepare for an electrifying 30th anniversary celebration of SANS Network Security! Get ready for cutting-edge training, tons of bonus sessions and keynotes, immersive CTFs, and epic receptions hosted by the SANS Offensive Operations team. Brace yourself for a thrilling experience and join us in Vegas! Las Vegas, NV, US and Virtual - PT Wed, Sep 6 - Mon, Sep 11, 2023

    HackFest Goes To Hollywood!

    HackFest 2023 will be like no other SANS event. We're completely reimagining the most offensive event of the year and, you read that right, we're moving to Hollywood. No courses at the event, just 2 days packed with villages, new talks, challenges, and special engagements around tinseltown. Remember, if you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Hollywood, CA, US and Virtual - PT Thu, Nov 16 - Fri, Nov 17, 2023

    Offensive Operations Certifications

    GIAC's offensive operations certifications cover critical domains and highly specialized usages, ensuring professionals are well-versed in essential offensive abilities. GIAC certifications prove that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to work across specialized red, purple, and exploit development teams.

    Offensive Operations: Slingshot

    Slingshot Linux Distribution

    Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with the MATE Desktop Environment built for use in the SANS Offensive Operations courses and for the community. Designed to be stable, reliable and lean, Slingshot is built with Vagrant and Ansible, and includes many standard pen testing tools.

    Graduate Certificate Program in Pen Testing & Ethical Hacking

    Graduate Certificate Program in Pen Testing & Ethical Hacking

    Designed for working InfoSec and IT professionals to learn how to conduct vulnerability scanning and exploitation of various systems, provide documentation and reporting of activities performed, produce estimated risk, and provide actionable results for organizations of all sizes. The certificate includes:

    • Highly technical 13-credit-hour program
    • 4 industry-recognized GIAC certifications
    • SANS's in-depth offensive simulation capstone for real-world testing, Jupiter Rockets

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    About Offensive Operations

    SANS Offensive Operations leverages the vast experience of our esteemed faculty to produce the most thorough, cutting-edge offensive cyber security training content in the world. Our goal is to continually broaden the scope of our offensive-related course offerings to cover every possible attack vector.

    SANS Offensive Operations Curriculum offers courses spanning topics ranging from introductory penetration testing and hardware hacking, all the way to advanced exploit writing and red teaming, as well as specialized training such as purple teaming, wireless or mobile device security, and more.

    GIAC offensive operations certifications cover critical domains and highly specialized usages, ensuring professionals have the knowledge and skills necessary to work in security roles requiring hands-on experience in specific focus areas like, penetration testing, purple teaming, or exploit development. It's important for organizations and practitioners to have a training provider who covers the attack surface of the entire threat landscape, from authors and instructors who are leaders in those respective areas.