SANS Cyber Defense InitiativeŽ 2020 - Live Online

This event qualifies for 36 CPEs

Discover the most effective steps to prevent cyber-attacks and detect adversaries with actionable techniques you can apply immediately. Join us for SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2020 - Live Online (Dec 14-19, EST), and receive relevant cyber security training from real-world practitioners. Choose from over 35 interactive courses taught by industry experts, plus three NetWars Tournaments delivered Live Online. SANS Live Online events offer live-stream, instructor-led cyber security training with support from virtual TAs, hands-on labs, cyber ranges, and dedicated chat channels for real-time networking.


Courses Available During SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2020 - Live Online


New - SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials
New - SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials    —
New - SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth (GCIA)
New - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling (GCIH)
New - SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing
Beta - MGT521: Leading Cybersecurity Change: Building a Security-Based Culture
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security (GISF)
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GSEC)
SEC450: Blue Team Fundamentals: Security Operations and Analysis
SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis (GOSI)
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender (GCED)
SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation (GCWN)
SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations (GMON)
SEC522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials (GWEB)
SEC530: Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (GDSA)
SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation (GCSA)
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GWAPT)
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics (GCDA)
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN)
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth (GCCC)
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking (GXPN)
FOR498: Battlefield Forensics & Data Acquisition (GBFA)
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis (GCFE)
FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics (GCFA)
FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response (GNFA)
FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth (GASF)
FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques (GREM)
MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification (GISP)
MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers (GSLC)
MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT)    
AUD507: Auditing & Monitoring Networks, Perimeters & Systems (GSNA)
LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations (GLEG)
ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials (GICSP)
ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response (GRID)
Core NetWars Tournament    - (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament - (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)
DFIR NetWars Tournament - (FREE with any 4-6 Day SANS Course Registration)

Speaker and Presenter Information

Instructors Teaching During SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2020 - Live Online


Ryan Nicholson
Kenneth G. Hartman
David Hoelzer
Michael Murr
Moses Frost
Jason Ostrom
Keith Palmgren
Bryan Simon
John Hubbard
Micah Hoffman
Bryce Galbraith
Jason Fossen
Seth Misenar
Dr. Johannes Ullrich
Eric Conrad
Eric Johnson
Timothy McKenzie
Dave Shackleford
Justin Henderson
Jeff McJunkin
James Tarala
Stephen Sims
Eric Zimmerman
Chad Tilbury
Mike Pilkington
Philip Hagen
Robert M. Lee
Domenica Crognale
Anuj Soni
David R. Miller
G. Mark Hardy
Mark Williams
Russell Eubanks
Lance Spitzner
Clay Risenhoover
Charles Goldner
Benjamin Wright
Justin Searle
Dean Parsons

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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This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Mon-Sat, Dec 14-19, 2020, 8:00am ET


NetWars:  $1795.00
Standard 5-day courses:  $6090.00
Standard 6-day courses:  $7020.00

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