ICS Security Summit 2023 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

SANS & Dragos CtF: April 30 Register for FREE | Summit: May 1-2 | Courses: May 3-8

Co-Chairs: Tim Conway, Robert M. Lee

The annual ICS Security Summit brings together the industry's top practitioners and leading experts from around the globe to share actionable ideas, methods, and techniques for safeguarding critical infrastructure. In-depth talks and interactive sessions will deliver proven advances and approaches that make a real difference for the individuals engaged in this fight every day.

Choose Your Experience: In-Person, All Access | Live Online, Free

Join us at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the full Summit experience:

  • Two days of highly technical talks and panel discussions - The industry's top ICS practitioners will share their latest research, solutions, tools, and case studies.
  • Hands-on Workshops – Led by SANS instructors and course authors, these extended sessions will give you the chance to get practical experience within a specific focus area.
  • SANS & Dragos CtF | Register for FREE | Sunday, April 30, 5:00PM-10:00PM EDT | For those attending in-person, and arriving early, we’ll have food, drinks, and gear for you during this custom CtF.
  • Evening social events – We're going to be at the happiest place on earth, so get ready for a magical ICS Summit Night Out!
  • ICS Solutions Track and Expo Hall – Meet with ICS solution and tool providers throughout the Summit and learn how to leverage their products within your ICS environment.
  • GRID NetWars – Students enrolled in a 5- or 6-day in-person course will be able to participate in the exclusive cyber range.
  • Family fun! Kids ICS Workshop | Sunday, April 30 | Take advantage of significantly discounted room rates at the Contemporary Resort and enjoy a short walk over to Magic Kingdom, destinations along the monorail, and evening fireworks from the resort’s observation deck. We'll be hosting a Kids ICS Workshop — adults welcome to play as well!
  • Receive an exclusive hardcover edition of the ICS Cybersecurity Field Manual: Vol. 1-3 (+ Bonus Material): In-Person attendees will receive this special edition, which includes, Volumes 1 and 2 of the ICS Cybersecurity Field Manual series, never-before-seen Volume 3, PLUS exclusive bonus material. (*Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while quantities last).

Live Online attendees will have access to:

  • Summit Keynote and Summit talks on the first half of Day 1, Monday, May 1 – Listen in and hear from prominent leaders in the ICS/OT industry, as well as top government officials responsible for protecting critical infrastructure.
  • ICS Solutions Track | Register for Free | May 1-2 | This two-day virtual Solutions Track, chaired by Dean Parsons, will feature presentations that illustrate the challenges, the risks, the impacts of incidents in control systems, as well as actionable achievable methods we can take to meet these challenges head-on.
  • SANS and Dragos CtF | Register for FREE | Sunday, April 30, 5:00-10:00PM EDT | This free ICS CtF will feature multiple challenges focused on analyzing logic files, logs, network traffic, ICS protocols, digital forensic artifacts, and more to analyze attacks against an in-depth ICS range.
  • Interactive chat on Slack – Connect with fellow ICS owners and operators from around the world.

What Attendees Say

"Great speakers, great content, and fantastic opportunities to talk with others in the industry about issues we're all facing! Fresh ideas to attack old problems is one of the best aspects of the SANS ICS Summit." - John Fruge

"I was impressed by the expertise of the speakers and even 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

"Anyone responsible for U.S. ICS Security needs to attend this event every year. It's beneficial because it identifies and educates on current and real threats. The SANS Summit informs and educates at multiple levels — strategic, operational, tactical, etc." - Bill Peterson

In-Person attendees will have access to ALL Summit talks and content.

  • The agenda will indicate (IP Only) for sessions available to only In-Person attendees.

Live Online attendees will have access to select talks and content including:

  • The Day 1 & Day 2 Summit Keynote presentation
  • The first half of Day 1 Summit talks
  • Day 1 & Day 2 ICS Summit Solutions Track presentations | Learn more and register for free

*The agenda is subject to change at any time. Please check back here for updates.


Explore Walt Disney World®

Take advantage of these benefits by staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort:

  • It's just a brisk walk to the main gate of Magic Kingdom!
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort is regarded as the best place to view Magic Kingdom fireworks outside of the Park itself!
  • Discounted Walt Disney World Tickets, including special after 1pm and after 5pm pricing to use after training is over for the day. Discounted tickets can be purchased up until April 30th 2023.
  • Getting around Walt Disney World Resort is a breeze on the world-famous monorail, the “public transport of the future.” By staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you can enjoy convenient access to all monorail lines, right from your Disney Resort hotel!
  • Discounted hotel rate for ICS Summit attendees 3 days before and 3 days after ICS Summit & Training.

Learn More | Discounted Tickets

Important Dates

Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
April 12, 2023 April 7, 2023


Disney’s Contemporary Resort

4600 World Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: 407-939-5277

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Retreat to this ultra-modern Disney Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Whether you’re staying in the iconic A-frame Contemporary tower or the nearby Garden Wing, you can walk to Magic Kingdom main gate or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the tower. Inside, a 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair—responsible for the distinct look and feel of the “it’s a small world” attraction—celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.

Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

A special discounted rate of $359.00 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 at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. These resorts are located approximately 4.5 miles away from Disney’s Contemporary Resort where the event will take place. Link to Directions.

These rates are only available through Friday, April 7, 2023.

To make a reservation, please visit this link.

Top 3 reasons to stay at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  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 Disney’s Contemporary Resort, 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 Disney’s Contemporary Resort that you won't want to miss!

Travel Arrangements and Directions

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

Disney’s Contemporary Resort: (407) 939-5277

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort: (407) 934-5000

Resort Transportation

From Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Approximately 26.2 miles.

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From Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: Approximately 20.1 miles.

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Experience Disney

3 Quick Facts about Disney

  1. Space Mountain debuted at the Magic Kingdom in 1975 and was immediately notable for being the first roller coaster completely controlled by computer.
  2. You can build your own custom lightsaber at Savi’s secret workshop and continue the way of the Force.
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened on May 27, 2022. Take off on an Intergalactic Chase through space and time with the Guardians of the Galaxy. This family-thrill attraction features the first ever reverse-launch on a Disney coaster and is one of the largest fully-enclosed coaster in the world! A new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering—this coaster rotates 360 degrees so you can focus on the action!

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