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Free Virtual Summit: March 23-24, 2022 | Summit CPE Credits: 10
Summit Co-Chairs: David J. Bianco, Lodrina ChernePhil Hagen, and AJ Yawn


Kickstart Your Security Career

New to cybersecurity, looking for a career change, or just want to enhance your skillset? We can help!

Cybersecurity offers some of the most challenging and well-paying careers around, and by some estimates, up to 35% of cybersecurity jobs openings go unfilled. The SANS New2Cyber Summit will get you started with the skills you need to succeed in the industry. This free online event brings together leading experts eager to share the fundamental skills you need to get hired.

Two days of content; many perspectives

On Wednesday, March 23, we’ll focus on specific technical skills, how they translate to cybersecurity job functions, and how to build these skills. On Thursday, March 24, we’ll dive into all the other stuff you need to succeed, like written and verbal communication skills, building a professional network, and writing resumes and portfolios that land you your first job.

All the speakers you’ll hear from are cybersecurity practitioners, and whether they’ve only got a couple years of experience or have been doing this for decades, they’ve all been where you are right now - trying to find the first step on the path to their careers. They’ll share their successes, their hardships, and their best advice.

Summit attendees will receive access to the SANS New2Cyber Summit Slack workspace, where you can interact with and ask questions of both the speakers and fellow attendees during the event. This is an amazing benefit that you can only get by registering.


Who should attend:

  • Professionals in non-cybersecurity industries who are looking for a career change into cybersecurity (at any stage in life)

  • Students interested in cybersecurity and want better perspective into this field

  • Beginners in cybersecurity roles who want to enhance their skill set

  • Practitioners already in the field that want to explore different focus areas

  • Cybersecurity managers who are building teams and want to gain perspective of newcomers to the field


The 2022 New2Cyber Summit Call for Presentations has closed and the advisory board is busy reviewing submissions. The advisory board carefully evaluates proposals to ensure the Summit agenda delivers actionable content that meets the needs of the community.

To get a taste of the type of dynamic presentations and speakers you’ll see at the 2022 New2Cyber Summit check out these talks from the 2021 Summit here.

Learn the Fundamentals

Gain real-world skills and knowledge from the top experts in cybersecurity. SANS New to Cybersecurity curriculum features multiple options to meet the needs of anyone looking to enter the field. From zero technical experience to basic IT knowledge, SANS has a solution that will enable you to select a starting point for your cybersecurity learning journey.

What Attendees Say

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
It was an amazing experience that I totally recommend. Great speakers, networking, and topics. Invaluable for cybersecurity training.
Miguel Diaz
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
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
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.
Every speaker provided me with a valuable takeaway; several had many ideas that I will bring back and implement.
Bob Ebel
- Jeppesen
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

    Important Dates

    Refund Date
    March 2, 2022