SANS Cyber Defense InitiativeŽ 2019

This event qualifies for 36 CPEs

Join us December 10-17 in Washington, DC for our final live event of the year: SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2019! This must-attend event features 35+ top-notch cyber security courses taught by real-world practitioners, plus four types of NetWars! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn new aspects of information security from industry experts and improve your organization’s security posture with practical skills you can implement immediately.


Our mission at SANS is to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all students in order to protect people and assets. At the heart of everything we do is the SANS Promise: Students will be able to use the new skills they have learned as soon as they return to work. See that promise in action at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2019. Choose your course and register now:


Cyber Security Courses Available at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2019: 


New - SEC450: Blue Team Fundamentals: Security Operations and Analysis - John Hubbard
New - FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics (GCFA) - Chad Tilbury
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security (GISF) - Keith Palmgren
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GSEC) - Bryan Simon
SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing - Randy Marchany
SEC455: SIEM Design & Implementation - John Hubbard
SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment - Matthew Toussain
SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis - Micah Hoffman
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender (GCED) - Paul A. Henry
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth (GCIA) - David Hoelzer
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling (GCIH) - Michael Murr
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation (GCWN) - Jason Fossen
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations (GMON) - Eric Conrad
SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (GDSA) - Ismael Valenzuela
SEC534: Secure DevOps: A Practical Introduction - Ben Allen
SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation - Eric Johnson
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GWAPT) - Hassan El Hadary
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations - Dave Shackleford
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics (GCDA) - Justin Henderson
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN) - Jeff McJunkin
SEC564: Red Team Exercises & Adversary Emulation - Jorge Orchilles
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth (GCCC) - Brian Ventura
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python (GPYC) - Mark Baggett
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing - Jeff McJunkin
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
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis (GCFE) - Ovie Carroll
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response (GNFA) - Joshua Lemon, Philip Hagen
FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI) - Jake Williams
FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth (GASF) - Terrance Maguire
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques (GREM) - Anuj Soni
MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification (GISP) - David R. Miller
MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security Risk Management - Russell Eubanks
MGT433: SANS Security Awareness: How to Build, Maintain, and Measure a Mature Awareness Program (SSAP) - Lance Spitzner
MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials For Managers (GSLC) - My-Ngoc Nguyen
MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) - Frank Kim
AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters & Systems (GSNA) - Clay Risenhoover
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials (GICSP) - Justin Searle
ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response (GRID) - Robert M. Lee
Beta - ICS612: ICS Cyber Security In-Depth - Jason Dely, Jeffrey Shearer, Tim Conway
Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration) - Jeff McJunkin
Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Add-on (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration) - Eric Conrad
DFIR NetWars Tournament - Add-on (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration) - Anuj Soni, Ovie Carroll
ICS Netwars - Add-on (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration) Jeffrey Shearer, Tim Conway

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Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

Tue-Tue, Dec 10-17, 2019 ET


NetWars Tournaments:  $1795.00
Standard 2-day courses:  $2800.00
ICS612:  $5710.00
Standard 5-day courses:  $6090.00
MGT512, MGT514:  $6600.00
Standard 6-day courses:  $7020.00

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