SANS Security West 2020

This event qualifies for 36 CPEs

To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been moved to online-only due to COVID-19 concerns.

Cyber Security Training in San Diego, California

Success in cyber security requires committing to a career of learning, from fundamentals to advanced techniques. To put you on this learning path, join us at SANS Security West 2020 (May 6-13) in San Diego, and get top-tier training from industry leaders addressing today's greatest cyber threats. Choose from more than 30 cyber security courses, and learn valuable skills you will be able to implement immediately.

Please check the schedule for course dates. Courses may begin and end on different days during the week of training.

- Two-Day Courses Begin: Wednesday, May 6
- Welcome Reception & Early Check-In: Thursday, May 7
- Four-, Five- and Six-Day Courses Begin: Friday, May 8

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 Security West 2020. Choose your course and register now to secure your seat.

“SANS training is directly pertinent to my position and responsibilities, was taught extremely well, and provided for excellent hands-on training and networking with others in the field, both instructors and students.” - Patrick Stapleton, Capitol Federal Savings Bank

Cyber Security Courses Available at SANS Security West 2020:


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
SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (GEVA) Staff
SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis - David Mashburn
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender (GCED) Shane Harsch
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth (GCIA) David Hoelzer
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling (GCIH) Staff
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation (GCWN) Jason Fossen
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations (GMON) Maxim Deweerdt
SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (GDSA) Ryan Nicholson
SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation - Eric Johnson
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GWAPT) Eric Conrad
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations - Kenneth G. Hartman
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN) Tim Medin
SEC564: Red Team Exercises & Adversary Emulation - Jorge Orchilles
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth (GCCC) James Tarala
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python (GPYC) Mark Baggett
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking (GMOB) Staff
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing - Staff
SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses (GDAT) James Shewmaker
SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GAWN) Staff
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis (GCFE) Rob Lee
FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics (GCFA) Eric Zimmerman
FOR518: Mac and iOS Forensic Analysis and Incident Response - Sarah Edwards
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response (GNFA) Philip Hagen
FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth (GASF) Domenica Crognale
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 - Staff
MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials For Managers (GSLC) G. Mark Hardy
MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) Staff
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials (GICSP) Staff
ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response (GRID) Staff
Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - Eric Conrad

Speaker and Presenter Information

Instructors Teaching at SANS Security West 2020:


Anuj Soni
Bryan Simon
David Hoelzer
David Mashburn
David R. Miller
Domenica Crognale
Eric Conrad
Eric Johnson
Eric Zimmerman
G. Mark Hardy
James Shewmaker
James Tarala
Jason Fossen
Jorge Orchilles
Keith Palmgren
Kenneth G. Hartman
Mark Baggett
Maxim Deweerdt
Philip Hagen
Randy Marchany
Rob Lee
Ryan Nicholson
Sarah Edwards
Shane Harsch
Tim Medin

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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

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Mon-Sat, May 11-16, 2020 PT


NetWars Tournaments:  $1795.00
Standard 2-day courses:  $2800.00
Standard 5-day courses:  $6090.00
SEC540, MGT514, MGT512:  $6600.00
Standard 6-day courses:  $7020.00

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