Join us in-person in Denver, CO for $325
or Attend the Summit Live Online for FREE 

Summit: June 12-13| Training: June 14-19| Summit Chair: John Hubbard | Summit CPE Credits: 12

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

Level Up Your Blue Team Skills  

The blue team represents information security professionals on the front line of defending an organization's critical assets and systems against attacks and threats from adversaries. Defending against attacks is an ongoing challenge with new threats emerging all the time. At the SANS Blue Team Summit, enhance your current skill set, become even better at defending your organization, and hear the latest ways to mitigate the most recent attacks! 

Blue team professionals are highly skilled at deploying actionable techniques for timely detection, responding to compromises, and monitoring adversary activities to maintain and improve security over time. It's an ongoing effort, day in & day out. Whether hunting for threats, designing a defensible security architecture, or analyzing log data, it's the skills and agility of blue teams that enable world-class detection and defensive capabilities. 

Attend Blue Team Summit to experience: 

  • Highly technical talks and panel discussions
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Closely aligned SANS Cyber Defense courses

Two days of Blue Team Summit talks will deliver diverse viewpoints and actionable advice on key topics, including: 

  • Detecting advanced post-exploitation
  • Modern security architecture (zero trust and micro segmentation)
  • Log analysis and anomaly detection at scale
  • Network security monitoring in an increasingly encrypted world
  • Operationalizing endpoint detection
  • Cloud security monitoring tools and techniques
  • Threat hunting techniques and tools
  • Managing, measuring, and improving security operations
  • Leveraging industry frameworks to improve and measure detection, prevention, and response (ATT&CK, etc.)
  • How to jump-start a career in blue teaming
  • Securing an increasingly remote workforce
  • Blue teams & IT leadership

What Attendees Say

"The Summit was relevant to what I do, the problems my company faces, our challenges, etc. And the speakers are icons in this space."
- Jonathan Heese

"I love these summits! It's 2 days of quality content, and easily another 3 days of going through pdfs, extracting links and planning what could be used. What follows this, is a 30, 60, 90d plan to implement."
- Daniel Handley

The Blue Team Summit 2023 Call for Presentations is open until Sunday, March 26. If you are interested in presenting, we’d be delighted to consider your proposal with use cases and communicable lessons. Learn more and submit your proposal here.

In the meantime, to get a taste of the type of dynamic presentations and speakers you’ll see at the 2023 Blue Team Summit, check out these talks from last year's Summit.

Important Dates

Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
May 26, 2023 May 19, 2023


Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center

1420 Stout StreetDenver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-592-1000

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center

Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

A special discounted rate of $209.00 S/D plus applicable taxes will be honored based on space availability.

A limited number of Government Per Diem rooms at the prevailing rate are available with proper ID.

These rates include Internet in your room and are only available through Friday, May 19, 2023.

To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

To make a government per diem reservation, please visit this link.

Embassy Suites Denver Downtown is located across the street from The Colorado Convention Center and a five-minute walk from 16th Street Mall and the free MallRide shuttle to Union Station. Ball games at Pepsi Center and Coors Field are a mile away. Enjoy made-to-order breakfast and access to the indoor saltwater pool and fitness center.

Top 3 reasons to stay at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown

  1. No need to factor in daily cab fees and the time associated with travel to alternate hotels. Everything is in one convenient location!
  2. By staying at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, you gain the opportunity to further network with your industry peers and remain in the center of the activity surrounding the conference.
  3. SANS schedules evening events at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown that you won't want to miss!

Travel Arrangements and Directions

Please visit the hotel’s website or contact them directly at 303-592-1000 for prevailing parking rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates.

Please note that while SANS tries to negotiate a great parking rate with the hotel, many times the parking garage is not owned by the hotel, but an independent company. In these cases, neither SANS nor the hotel have any control over the fees charged.

From Denver International Airport (DEN): Approximately 27.5 miles.

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