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What Attendees Say About Their Summit Experience

Through in-depth presentations, focused networking events, panel discussions, and interactive sharing forums, cyber security professionals come together to collaborate and learn from others who are encountering similar challenges. Time and again, attendees walk away from their Summit experience with technical solutions, new tools, and industry connections that have a lasting impact on their work.

"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

"This was my first Summit and I enjoyed it immensely. I'm looking forward to next year!" - Michael Bova, Associated Bank

"Every speaker provided me with a valuable takeaway; several had many ideas that I will bring back and implement." - Bob Ebel, Jeppesen

"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.

"The networking was probably the most valuable part of the event. 10 out of 10." - Michael Depuy, Precision Castparts

"I picked up several ideas from my peers that I will be taking back with me." - Emile Walker, US Postal Service

"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

"My first Summit. Mind-blown! Amazing experience!" - Gerald Davis, Parsons

"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

"An amazing amount of information, razor-focused on providing the attendee with the right amount of takeaways!" - Bart Sims, Devon Energy

"Great mix of technical and managerial content. Each session had a minimum of one take-away, most had many." - Mike Oberholtzer, Bats Global Markets, Inc.

"It was an amazing experience that I totally recommend. Great speakers, networking, and topics. Invaluable for cybersecurity training." - Miguel Diaz, ENTEL

"I was impressed by the expertise of the speakers and more impressed by the quality of attendees. Both the information presented in the conference and the after-hours discussions were engaging and productive." - Doug Short, Trinity River Authority

"As a newbie, I was not sure what was meant by a 'Summit.' What I found was frank discussions covering diverse topcis. The audience gets to ask hard questions and they get honest answers, not fluff." - Marc Hayden, NuScale Power, LLC

"The content of the presentations was diverse and current. The speakers were all very easy to approach and were happy to elaborate on their topics after their presentations and during breaks." - Brittany Pedulla, Kroll

"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

"This was a great opportunity to network and interact with others in the industry!" - Sarah Hrubul, AAFCU

"The relevance and knowledge of the speakers are second to none." - Joseph Kulp, Global Payments

"Great conference. I received great ideas to improve my program." - Kathy Person, BHP

"Great assembly of creative minds. I left inspired!" - Cowen Jader, Abbvie

"I left with dozens of detects to try out as soon as I get back to the office." - Mark Jeanmougin, Vantiv

"The training has cutting-edge topics. I always learn about a new tool or idea that I can apply to my job as soon as I get back." - Kyle Andrus, Consumers Energy

"I was exposed to a lot of topics I have not thought of before. I hope to go back to work and start many conversations with different groups." - Brian Foster, Williams

"Nowhere else do you get direct access to so many legends in the field and a curated talk list that is so relevant and thought provoking." - Derek Rook, Gaiki

"SANS continues to deliver speakers with high-caliber content that is in line with current trends, which is a need for security practitioners." - Daniel Garcia, Baker Hughes

"The information shared and the connections you make will be used by your team immediately. The value of information is priceless." - Peter Kuzmiskas, Prudential

"Excellent conference. So much relevant information to take back and use right away." - Rob M, SUUD

"This Summit opened my eyes to how much I don't know and need to know. It's made me more aware and given me knowledge to better my skills." - Prentiss Colter, Fanatics, Inc.

"If you haven't attended a SANS Summit, it's hard to understand the immense value." - Jason Nickola, DTS

"I brought back so many ideas to implement back with my company. The networking and activity-based sessions were excellent and engaging." - Lourdes Kessler, Verizon

"With just two days away from my day job, this Summit was of greater value than anything I've done this year." - Todd Mesick, Precision Castparts

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