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Join Your Community at a SANS Cyber Security Summit



Elevate your knowledge, skills, and industry connections at an upcoming SANS Summit. Summits bring together cyber security practitioners and leading experts to share and discuss case studies, lessons learned, new tools, and innovative strategies to improve cyber security and overcome challenges in a particular focus area or industry. As an attendee, you'll walk away from your two-day Summit experience with a fresh perspective and new tools that you can immediately leverage in your work.


"I've managed to learn something I didn't know from nearly every session, and I've been made aware of additional tools or methodologies that will help". - Dallas Moore, PepsiCo

The SANS Promise: You Will Be Able to Use Our Cyber Security Training the Day You Get Back to the Office!

At a Summit, the SANS promise is upheld by connecting you with cyber security practitioners and experts that deliver applicable content based on real-world experience. Through in-depth presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and sharing forums, you'll collaborate with fellow cyber security practitioners to generate solutions and uncover tools that will help you protect your organization from ever-evolving threats.

In-Depth Presentations

Summits feature a series of talks about specific tools, proven techniques, and innovative strategies. These presentations utilize case studies and demonstrations that make them as dynamic as they are useful. Speakers and presentations are reviewed and selected by the Summit's chair(s) along with its advisory board to ensure the material proposed gives attendees actionable information they can implement immediately.

Panel Discussions

There are often many approaches to the same problem, but this is especially true in cyber security. Panel discussions bring together leading experts to discuss and debate a specific topic of interest. These discussions will expose you to different perspectives and experiences so that you can gain a more comprehensive view of the topic at hand. Throughout a panel discussion, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and challenge a viewpoint. The interaction between audience and panelists is what makes these sessions so valuable.

Interactive Workshops

Workshops provide you the opportunity to walk though realistic scenarios with your peers and generate action plans. Workshops are led by experts and use case studies to help attendees examine a scenario and make decisions based on the information provided.

Sharing Forums

Summits include sessions designed to give you the chance to share ideas, success stories, and lessons learned. Whether this is done through lightning talks, Video Wars, networking lunches, or live debates, you'll get the perspective of other attendees who are facing the same challenges you are.

"The great value of this Summit is the variety of views from which real-world experience is relayed." - Mark Stingley, University of Texas; DFIR Summit

Network with Leading Experts and Fellow Cyber Security Professionals

In addition to two days of razor-focused Summit content, you'll have the chance to engage with fellow attendees at dedicated networking sessions and social events. The "Summit Night Out!" event gives attendees a chance to unwind after a day full of Summit sessions and enjoy an evening of networking, food, drinks, and social activities. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from a SANS Summit is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.

Enhance Your Summit Experience with a Closely Aligned SANS Course

Before or after each Summit, you can choose from closely aligned SANS courses to help you expand your information security expertise. SANS courses are taught by experienced practitioners who are among the best cyber security instructors in the world. They will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to defend your organization.

Upcoming Summit Series Events
Event Location Date
Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit & Training 2018 Houston, TX Oct 1, 2018 -
Oct 6, 2018
SANS DFIR Prague Summit & Training 2018 Prague, Czech Republic Oct 1, 2018 -
Oct 7, 2018
Secure DevOps Summit & Training 2018 Denver, CO Oct 22, 2018 -
Oct 29, 2018
Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training 2018 Bethesda, MD Nov 12, 2018 -
Nov 19, 2018
European Security Awareness Summit 2018 London, United Kingdom Nov 26, 2018 -
Nov 29, 2018
Tactical Detection & Data Analytics Summit & Training 2018 Scottsdale, AZ Dec 4, 2018 -
Dec 11, 2018
Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2019 Arlington, VA Jan 21, 2019 -
Jan 28, 2019
Open-Source Intelligence Summit & Training 2019 Alexandria, VA Feb 25, 2019 -
Mar 3, 2019
ICS Security Summit & Training 2019 Orlando, FL Mar 18, 2019 -
Mar 24, 2019
Blue Team Summit & Training 2019 Louisville, KY Apr 11, 2019 -
Apr 18, 2019
Cloud Security Summit & Training 2019 San Jose, CA Apr 29, 2019 -
May 6, 2019
SANS ICS Europe 2019 Munich, Germany Jun 24, 2019 -
Jun 29, 2019
Security Operations Center Summit New Orleans, LA Jun 24, 2019 -
Jul 1, 2019
Digital Forensics & Incident Response Summit & Training 2019 Austin, TX Jul 25, 2019 -
Aug 1, 2019

Event set up in process - please check back soon for further event information and registration.