SANS Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) 2014

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) 2014 will once again bring together the nation’s cyber defense community on December 10-19 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in DC.


CDI 2014 is not only a leading cyber defense training event, it is also powered by SANS’ NetWars! Learn more about the Core NetWars, DFIR NetWars, and the 3rd Annual NetWars Tournament of Champions taking place at CDI 2014 at the event page below, as well as the more than 25 courses available in IT security, pen testing, security management, IT audit, and digital forensics. Short courses can also be taken with a long course to enhance your training.


New courses include the debut of SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise at CDI 2014. Competing in simulated attacks, participants will learn how to devise strategies and employ tactics to thwart computer attacks that would cause significant real-world damage. The battles ensue inside CyberCity, a miniature physical city featuring real-world Industrial Control Systems and a power grid. CyberCity’s in-depth and ambitious challenges include maintaining control of vital city infrastructure including water, power, transportation, hospitals, banks, retail, and residential.


On the final day of the SEC562 course participants compete in a free-for-all battle for turf in CyberCity. Teams are tasked with taking over turf from other teams while simultaneously protecting their own turf in a red-team/blue-team faceoff.


Every course, evening talk, and special event offered at SANS CDI 2014 is designed to keep cyber defenders on the cutting-edge and to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills required to fight against the actions of today’s cyber criminals. Many courses at CDI 2014 can also be used to prepare for GIAC certification.


For a complete list of courses and to register for the training event, please visit:


*** Save $150 on your CDI 2014 course with discount code: SANS_SecOrb150 ***

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