Free Summit: Thursday, April 4 | Training: April 8-13 | Live Online | Summit CPE Credits: 6 

Summit Chairs: Emily Pauly Neuens & Lodrina Cherne

"I learned more than I was expecting and genuinely enjoyed every talk I attended. The summit solidified that I am making the right choice in stepping into this industry." - Keely Robinson

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.

Top 5 things you won’t want to miss:

  • A packed agenda of essential sessions for anyone looking to break into cyber or level up an existing cyber career — including a New2Cyber Espanol track!
  • A must-see Keynote by Marco Palacios, Senior Tactical Threat Analyst, Fortinet
  • Success stories from cybersecurity pros who made the switch from very different fields
  • A one-of-a-kind networking experience with exclusive access to connect with industry experts, SANS instructors, and the wider community
  • Access to free and low-cost resources available from SANS and the community

Find Your Cybersecurity Journey

There are dozens of different specialties and roles in cybersecurity (more than 50, according to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education [NICE]), calling for a wide variety of skills. If you’ve been struggling to figure out where you fit in, we’re here to help! We’ll dive deeper into specific job roles, examining the good, the bad, and the challenging aspects of each.  

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 

What Attendees Say

"I've been in IT a long time and landed my first job in Cybersecurity last year. Even though I've started a new career in Cybersecurity, I can't say enough about how much this summit will help me grow in my current role! I learned a lot, was inspired and got new direction I'll be able to take back to the office." - Joe Warner, Arctic Wolf 

Be sure to peruse the full agenda below and save any must-see talks to your calendar! 

NEW | We’re featuring a New2Cyber Espanol track. If you know someone thinking about a career change, or looking to enhance their skillset, please feel free to forward this invitation! 

Please check back frequently as the Summit agenda is subject to changes.

Important Dates

Refund Date
March 18, 2024