This past spring I attended the SANS2013 Conference at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, to sit for their DEV522 class; Defending Web Applications Security Essentials. This class is meant to prepare the student for the GIAC Certified Web Application Defender (GWEB) Certification exam. SANS2013 This was the second SANS event that I’ve attended. The first was SEC401, to prepare for my GSEC certification. I was so impressed with the training and the event, I knew that I would be back.