ICS Security Summit 2024 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

Day 0: June 16 | Join us before the Summit for a Father's Day BBQ, and hands-on competitions.

Summit: June 17-18 | Courses: June 19-24

Summit Co-Chairs: Tim Conway, Robert M. Lee

"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

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 | Free Live Online - Select Content

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.
  • 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 Expo Hall – Meet with ICS solution and tool providers throughout the Summit and learn how to leverage their products within your ICS environment.
  • ICS NetWars – Students enrolled in a 5- or 6-day in-person course will be able to participate in the exclusive cyber range.
  • Family Fun! - 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.
  • First-Access to Approved Recordings and Presentations
  • SANS ICS Merchandise and Swag
  • 2 Full Breakfasts & Lunches, and Breaks with Snacks and Drinks

Live Online attendees will have access to:

  • Select Summit talks and content – 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 | Details coming soon — stay tuned!
  • First-Access to Approved Recordings and Presentations
  • 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

Bundle Your Summit Experience with a SANS ICS Course

Enhance your knowledge base and add to your toolkit with a hands-on, immersive course taught by top SANS instructors and course authors.

Attend a SANS ICS Security Summit training course for:

  • Tactical cyber security training taught by ICS/OT experts who work in the industry
  • An immersive training experience — your way. Join us in-person away from home or office distractions, or Live Online from anywhere
  • Direct access to world-renowned SANS instructors
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courses include electronic and printed books
  • Most courses align with GIAC certifications
  • Earn CPE credits towards a certification renewal

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for SANS ICS Security Summit & Training 2024. If your organization would be interested in sponsoring, please reach out to sponsorships@sans.org for more information.

Important Dates

Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
May 31, 2024 May 24, 2024


Disney’s Contemporary Resort

4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone: 407-824-1000

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 $365.00 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. The resort is located approximately 4.9 miles away from Disney’s Contemporary Resort where the event will take place. Link to Directions.

These rates are only available through Friday, May 24, 2024.

To make a reservation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort or Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, 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 additional networking events at 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: 407-824-1000

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

Resort Transportation

From Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Approximately 24.5 miles.

Google Maps

From Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: Approximately 20.2 miles.

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Experience Disney World

3 Quick Facts about Disney World

  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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Health and Safety Information

Student safety is one of our greatest priorities. We make proactive decisions that are grounded in care. It is important to consider your own personal situation and the risk to you, your fellow attendees, and SANS faculty and staff before attending in-person training. We take great pride in only working with hotel venues that maintain rigorous standards of cleanliness and hygiene and continue to monitor the evolving situation and guidelines.