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Summit: August 3-4 | Training: August 5-10 | Austin, TX & Live Online | Summit CPE Credits: 12
Summit Co-Chairs: Heather Mahalik & Phil Hagen

“Every talk has a little nugget that you can add to your forensic toolbox no matter what your forensic wheelhouse may be. This is a must-attend event.” - A. Sparling 

Every year, forensic and incident response professionals from around the world attend the SANS DFIR Summit to learn how to overcome their latest obstacles, learn about the latest open-source forensic tools, share methods and strategies proven effective in their investigations, and learn from the top DFIR practitioners in the industry. 

The knowledge shared over just two days is enough to last the entire year. Whether this is your first or sixteenth DFIR Summit, you’ll be joining a community that is driven by the search for truth in digital forensics and eradicating adversaries from their target environment through incident response engagements. 

Ask any of the returning attendees - a key benefit is that you’ll have the opportunity to network with other like-minded DFIR professionals. If you work in digital forensics or incident response, the SANS DFIR Summit is the must-attend event of the year. 

Don't miss your chance to enjoy:

Highly Technical Summit Talks - The industry's top practitioners will share their latest digital forensics and incident response research, solutions, tools, and case studies. You’ll have more than 20 talks to choose from, plus lots of new virtual event features that will have you schooled up before the Summit is done.

Industry Leading Solutions - Invited speakers present the latest solutions and techniques on today’s challenges to better secure your threat environment.

Network with the top-minds in DFIR - The days will be filled with the latest and greatest in digital forensics and incident response, but the fun goes up another level at night for those joining us in Austin, TX. Join us for food, drinks, and fun on our Summit Night Out.

Closely Aligned SANS DFIR Courses - Enhance your knowledge base and add to your toolkit with a hands-on, immersive course taught by top SANS instructors and course authors. This year, we’re excited to welcome new DFIR courses to the event lineup:

  • FOR710: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Advanced Code Analysis
  • FOR509: Enterprise Cloud Forensics and Incident Response
  • FOR608: Enterprise-Class Incident Response & Threat Hunting
  • FOR528: Ransomware for Incident Responders

DFIR NetWars and Coin Slayer - Students enrolled in in-person courses at DFIR Summit & Training 2023 can join us for everyone’s favorite action-packed challenge environment where participants can build their skills while having fun.

What Attendees Say

"The DFIR Summit never disappoints and is still the #1 DFIR event. As a leader, it allows me to keep a pulse on cutting-edge research and to meet folks." - Brad Garnett

“I think this is the very best event in the DFIR Community, bar none. The combination of the best networking opportunities and the world's best instructors and content can't be beat.“ - John McCash

The DFIR Summit 2023 Call for Presentations is open until Monday, April 24. 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 SANS DFIR Summit, check out these talks from last year's Summit.

Important Dates

Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
July 17, 2023 July 14, 2023


Hilton Austin

500 East 4th StreetAustin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-482-8000

Hilton Austin

Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

A special discounted rate of $229.00 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, July 14, 2023.

To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

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

Top 3 reasons to stay at the Hilton Austin

  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 Hilton Austin, 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 additional networking events at the Hilton Austin that you won't want to miss!

Travel Arrangements and Directions

A discounted drive-in self-parking rate of $20.00 per day plus applicable taxes for attendees is available. $10.00 discount for overnight self-parking for attendees is available. Please visit the hotel’s website or contact them directly at 512-482-8000 for prevailing parking rates that are subject to change prior to the official meeting dates.

From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS): Approximately 6.7 miles.

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Experience Austin

3 Quick Facts about Austin

  1. Austin has the largest urban bat colony in North America.
  2. Austin gets an average of 300 days of sunshine and is one of the sunniest cities in America.
  1. Austin is the only city in the world that still operates moonlight towers.

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