SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2011

Venue: Hilton Washington & Towers

Location: Washington DC, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 09, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 16, 2011
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Mark your calendar for SANS Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) 2011, December 9 - 16 in Washington DC. Knowledge is power, especially when the knowledge is about the latest attacks and what to do about them. Now is the time to be sure you know how the newest attacks work and what can and cannot be done to stop them or mitigate the damage. Now is the time to be sure that your tools are up to the task of finding, blocking, and deciphering hacking attacks. Now is the time to take the training you need. SANS is the one education organization known for developing those security skills now most in need. Every course, evening talk, and special event being offered at SANS CDI 2011 is geared to keep you on the cutting edge and to ensure that you have the knowledge and power required to fight against the actions of today's cyber criminals.

SANS CDI 2011 offers a unique chance to learn from the best teachers in security. You'll get the kind of hands-on, immersion training that you can put to work immediately. See what past SANS Conference attendees have had to say:

"This is it! SANS training and successful GIAC certification all but guarantees you know exactly what you are doing and that you can actually do it." - Jax Gough, Omega Defence/NATO

"This is fantastic. We are taught all the nasty stuff going on in InfoSec and are given all the tools to better our posture. Thanks SANS." - Brian Truelsen, University of Southern Denmark

"SANS is the only resource for current and accurate continuing education training that equips you to defend your organization." - Scarlet Brooks, UAHuntsville

"SANS instruction is superior to any other security training due to the real world application, excellent course, and instructors with real experience." - Joshua Hill, Consulting Services (Security)

"The amount of knowledge and information provided in SANS transformed me from a beginner to a computer Sherlock Holmes." - Ali Al-Amri, Saudi Aramco

This event will feature nearly 25 courses in, security, security management, legal, audit, and forensics, including new short courses (just below) which can be taken with a long course to enhance your training. Register by October 26 and save $400 on tuition fees with discounts offered to early registrants.
Brand new short courses:

Management 442: Information Security Risk Management (2 days - December 15 and 16)
Developer 551: Secure Mobile Applications Development: iOS App Security (1 day - December 15)

You'll also find these popular courses at CDI 2011:

Audit 407: Foundations of Auditing Information Systems
Legal 523: Law of Data Security and Investigations (GLEG, STI)
Management 414: SANS® +S™ Training Program for the CISSP® Certification Exam (GISP, DoD 8570)
Management 512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compressionâ„¢ (GSLC, DoD 8570, STI)
Management 525: Project Management and Effective Communications for Security Professionals and Managers (GCPM, STI)
Security 401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GSEC, DoD 8570, STI)
Security 503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth (GCIA, DoD 8570, CG, STI)
Security 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling (DoD 8570, GCIH, CG, STI)
Security 505: Securing Windows (GCWN, DoD 8570, CG-Blue Team, STI)
Security 542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GWAPT, STI, CG-Red Team)
Security 560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN, CG, STI)
Security 566: Implementing and Auditing the Twenty Critical Security Controls - In Depth
Security 617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses (GAWN, STI, CG-Red Team)
Forensics 408: Computer Forensic Investigations - Windows In-Depth (GCFE, STI)
Forensics 508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response (GCFA, CG, STI)
Forensics 610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques (GREM, STI)
Special : (ISC)2® Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) CBK® Education Program
Special : NetWars - Tournament Play

Also, consider adding a short, skills-based course and save on the cost of this additional training.
December 15-16:

Management 433: Securing The Human: Building and Deploying an Effective Security Awareness Program (STI)
Management 442: Information Security Risk Management - NEW
Security 464: Hacker Detection for Systems Administrators with Continuing Education Program
Security 580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing

December 15:

Developer 551: Secure Mobile Applications Development: iOS App Security - NEW

Visit our Event-at-a Glance page for complete descriptions of all the courses offered at CDI.

Many of our courses offered at SANS CDI 2011 are associated with a GIAC Certification. Put the skills you'll learn to practical use and join the thousands of GIAC certified professionals who make the Infosec industry safe. Visit our GIAC Roadmap for more information and register for your certification attempt today.

The SANS Technology Institute (STI) offers a Master's Degree in Information Security Management and a Master's Degree in Information Security Engineering. Many of the courses offered at CDI can be applied towards one of these master's degree programs once you apply for admission. See the parenthesis in the course list above to see the courses that meet requirements for GIAC Certification attempts, STI Master's Degree programs, Cyber Guardian, and DoD 8570 Directive. Don't miss the opportunity to take courses that will advance your education in your field while applying to recognition in a variety of programs.

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2011 will be Hilton Washington & Towers. A special rate of $199 S/D has been arranged for SANS attendees until November 18, which includes complimentary high-speed Internet in your guest room! Government per diem rooms are available with proper ID; you must call the hotel and specifically ask for this rate. Make your reservations now as this special rate is based on space availability. The hotel is a mile from the Smithsonian National Zoo and just four blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line.

To follow or to Tweet about this event, please use the hashtag #sanscdi. To follow SANS, use @SANSInstitute.

So register today to join us in Washington DC for SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2011. I look forward to meeting you there.


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Additional Information

- Register & pay for any five- or six-day course by Wednesday, October 26, 2011, to receive up to a $400.00 discount. (Five- and six-day courses are noted by **.) - Register & pay for any five- or six-day course by Wednesday, November 9, 2011, to receive up to a $250.00 discount. (Five- and six-day courses are noted by **.) - No Refunds after Wednesday, November 16, 2011. - Discount applies to five- and six-day courses only.