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Summit: FAQ

General Information

Summits are training events that focus on a single topic of interest to the information security community. Over two days, attendees learn about new tools, techniques, and industry trends from prominent security practitioners through a series of in-depth presentations and panel discussions. Summits also provide a forum for sharing information and building relationships within the community at community-buliding networking events.

As with a SANS conference, multiple hands-on, immersion-style courses are offered at Summit events. The courses are offered prior to, or following the Summit, to give attendees a convenient way to complement their Summit experience with in-depth training.

Hotel booking information can be found by accessing the location page within each Summit event website. We recommend attendees place their reservation prior to the booking deadline to ensure they receive the SANS discounted rate.

The Summit is not included with a course registration; however, students taking a course and attending the Summit receive a discounted fee for their Summit registration.

Summit presentations are uploaded at the conclusion of a Summit and can be accessed at

Prior to a Summit, registrants will receive a "Welcome Information" email with Summit check-in details, locations, times, and dates. If you are signed up for a course, the email will include additional course information.

Please note: Event emails are sent to the address in the registrant's portal account. Registrants should use a valid email address to ensure they receive all event information.

Summit registrants can attend all bonus sessions and networking events held the night prior to a Summit and during the Summit. Some events, like NetWars, may require attendees to register, so we can ensure space and materials are available.

Summit attendees not registered for a course, but interested in participating in a bonus session held during class nights, should submit a request to attend by contacting

NetWars is free to students taking a 5- or 6-day course. To participate, students need to register online prior to the event.

For all questions about GIAC certifications, please contact

Please contact for additional event information, special requests, and inquiries.

For information about Summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact