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About SANS Summits

No matter your background or skill level, SANS Summits give you the chance to learn, connect, and share with cybersecurity professionals from around the globe.  

Enjoy world-class content from industry practitioners on the frontlines, and walk away with actionable information, a fresh perspective, and new tools that you can immediately leverage in your work to protect your organization from ever-evolving threats. 

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Cyber Security Summit Speakers

At a Summit, you'll connect with active cyber security practitioners and industry experts that deliver applicable content based on real-world experience.

Speakers and presentations are reviewed and selected by the Summit chair(s) and an advisory board to ensure the material presented gives attendees actionable information they can implement immediately upon returning to their organizations.

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Level Up Your Expertise

Summits are comprised of in-depth presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and sharing forums, where 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.

What Attendees Say

There are so many knowledgeable people here who have the same challenges I do. I would recommend this to anyone in the field.
Parveen Atwal
- Intel
It was an amazing experience that I totally recommend. Great speakers, networking, and topics. Invaluable for cybersecurity training.
Miguel Diaz
- ENTEL
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
There are tons of great, passionate security professionals with loads of knowledge. Come to listen and talk to people who are great at what they do.
Austin Shell
- ATI
Summits are a great way to meet and talk to the trail blazers; the individuals who each in their own way help shine a light for the rest of the community.
Michael Decker
- ViaSat, Inc.
Every speaker provided me with a valuable takeaway; several had many ideas that I will bring back and implement.
Bob Ebel
- Jeppesen
I always come away from classes and Summits with a ton of new things to read, research and play with that make me a better security professional.
Daniel Bougere
- Securian
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    Exclusive Networking Opportunities

    In addition to in-depth discussions, you'll have the chance to engage with leading experts, SANS instructors, and your peers in the community. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from SANS Summits is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.

    Boost Your Expertise with a SANS Course

    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. Explore the Training Roadmap to find the right courses for your immediate cyber security skill development.

    Upcoming Cyber Security Summits

    Cyber Security Summit & Training events provide an immersive training experience that arms attendees with deep-knowledge and actionable information and has a lasting impact on their careers and their organizations' security programs.
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    Neurodiversity in Cybersecurity Summit
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    Virtual

    Summit: Thursday, June 27

    Pen Test Hackfest Europe Summit & Training 2024

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    Amsterdam, NL

    Summit: July 21

    Training: Jul 22-27 (virtual options available)

    SSA Managing Human Risk Summit & Training
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    Norfolk, VA & Virtual

    Summit: Aug 1-2
    Training: July 29-31

    Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit & Training

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    Salt Lake City, UT & Virtual

    Summit: Aug 22-23

    Training: Aug 24-29

    APAC DFIR Summit & Japan September 2024

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    Tokyo, Japan & Virtual

    Summit: Sept 6

    Training: Sept 9 - 14

    AI Cybersecurity Summit

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    Call for Presentations Open!

    Las Vegas, NV & VirtualSummit: Sept 8-9

    DFIR Europe Summit & Training 2024

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    Prague, CZ

    Summit: Sept 29

    Training: Sept 30-Oct 5

    CloudSecNext Summit & Training

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    Denver, CO & Virtual

    Summit: Sept 30-Oct 1

    Training: Oct 1-7

    HackFest Hollywood Summit & Training
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    Hollywood, CA & Virtual

    Summit: Oct 28-29
    Training: Oct 30 – Nov 4

    ICS Security Summit & Training 2025

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    Orlando, FL & VirtualDay 0: June 15

    Summit: June 16-17
    Training: June 18-23

    Code of Conduct

    SANS Summits strive to create an atmosphere of learning, growth, and community. We value the participation and input, in this event and in the industry, of people of all genders, sexual identities, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and ages. Please support this atmosphere with respectful behavior and speech. This applies to all in-person and online interactions including Slack, Discord, Zoom, GoToWebinar, Skype, etc. If you witness or experience anything contrary to these guidelines, tell us at: conduct@sans.org.

    Choose Your Experience

    Join us In-Person for the full summit experience

    • Technical talks, demos, and panel discussions – Presenters will share proven techniques, tools, and capabilities to help you expand your skillset and better inform your organization’s defenses.
    • Exclusive networking opportunities - Network with leading experts and your peers, tackling the same hard-to-solve problems.
    • Hands-on workshops and CTF’s  (Available at Select Summits) – Led by SANS instructors and course authors, these extended sessions will give you the chance to get practical experience within a specific focus area.
    • Evening social events – Enjoy food and drinks in an exclusive environment you can’t find anywhere else.
    • Solutions track and Sponsor Area (NA Only, Available at Select Summits) – Meet with cybersecurity solution and tool providers throughout the Summit and learn how to leverage their products within your environment.
    • Attend in-person and earn CPE credits - Not only does your participation help you meet the criteria to renew your certifications, but you'll also be taking advantage of free learning opportunities that help you stay ahead of the curve and contribute to a safer community.
    • Full access to approved Summit recordings and presentations

    Attend a Summit Live Online for Free to Access:

    • Highly technical talks, demos, and panel discussions – Presenters will share proven techniques, tools, and capabilities to help you expand your skillset and better inform your organization’s defenses.
    • Interactive live chat – Connect with fellow professionals in your field from around the world.
    • Attend live and earn CPE credits - Not only does your participation help you meet the criteria to renew your certifications, but you'll also be taking advantage of free learning opportunities that help you stay ahead of the curve and contribute to a safer community.
    • Access to approved Summit recording and presentations

    Contact UsFor general Summit enquiries in North America please contact: summit@sans.org
    For Summit enquiries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) please contact: summitemea@sans.org
    For Summit enquires in Asia-Pacific (APAC) please contact: summitapac@sans.org