Come to Amsterdam for our In-Person Summit and Hands-On Cybersecurity Training

Summit: 21 July 2024 | Training: 22-27 July 2024 | Summit CPE Credits: 6 | Summit Chair: Jean-François Maes

Discover the most effective steps to prevent cyber-attacks and detect adversaries with actionable techniques taught by top practitioners during SANS PenTest Hackfest Europe Summit & Training 2024 (21-27 July). Choose your course and register now for hands-on training you can use immediately.

SANS PenTest Hackfest Europe Summit & Training 2024 Features:

  • In-Person or Live Online training (see Available Courses for details) and In-Person only summit
  • Practical cyber security training taught by real-world practitioners
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courses include electronic and printed books
  • Opportunity to earn CPEs to demonstrate ongoing skill development
  • Most courses align with GIAC certifications to validate your knowledge

Please note, courses are available In-Person in Amsterdam, or Live Online during this event however the summit is in-person only. Please see course details below for availability. For In-Person courses, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now to secure your spot.

Live Online Training

Live Online courses include live stream instruction with real-time support from GIAC-certified teacher assistants, plus an archive of course lectures uploaded to your account daily during the event and four months of access to your course lectures recordings.

SANS Live Training Offers You

  • Flexible Options: Interactive, immersion-style training available Live Online or In-Person with opportunities to network with and learn from other professionals.
  • Courses on the cutting edge: All courses are designed to align with dominant security team roles, duties, and disciplines.
  • Training from the best: SANS instructors are active security practitioners who bring their extensive knowledge and real-world experiences to the classroom.
  • GIAC Certification: Several certifications align with SANS training courses, validating student mastery for professional use in critical, specialized InfoSec domains, and job-specific roles.
  • The SANS Promise: You will be able to apply the skills and techniques you’ve learned as soon as you return to work.

Whether you attend In-Person or Live Online, you will receive high-quality cybersecurity training directly from real-world practitioners. Register now to experience training you can use immediately to secure your environment and advance your career.

Breaking boundaries and bending the rules!

Summit: 21 July 2024 | Modality: In-Person Only | Summit CPE Credits: 6 | Summit Chair: Jean-François Maes

SANS Pen Test Hackfest Europe Summit is returning in-person and this time, we are in the beautiful city of Amsterdam! Get inspired, engage and collaborate with the cybersecurity community at this year’s summit.

We will welcome cybersecurity practitioners from across Europe to join together and share their latest research, discoveries and lessons with the community.

Through keynote presentations, panel discussions and CTF competitions, you’ll head back to your organisations with actionable takeaways and new industry connections that could have a lasting impact on your career. This summit will be held in-person only and will not be available to watch online.

Join us in-person in Amsterdam for a full-day summit experience:

  • A Full Day of Informative and Technical Content - Presenters will share proven techniques, tools, and capabilities to help you expand your offensive security skillset. This one-of-a-kind Summit brings together all aspects of offensive operations – covering the latest research in penetration testing, exploit development, red teaming, adversary emulation, and more.
  • Exclusive Networking Opportunities - You'll have the chance to engage with leading experts, SANS instructors and your peers in the community. Based on attendees feedback, we understand that one of the greatest takeaways from SANS Summits is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.
  • Offensive Ops CTF - Test your skills against challenges based on penetration testing, web application testing, exploitation and more. Don’t miss your chance to win some fun prizes!
  • Access to Approved Presentations - You'll receive exclusive access to approved presentation slides after the summit.

*Register soon – this event has limited space and will sell out!

As an attendee, you’ll walk away from your Summit experience with a fresh perspective, a better connection with the community and new tools that you can immediately leverage in your work.

Pricing: €400 | only €50 for students taking a SANS course in Amsterdam the following week (22-27)

Student discount applied automatically when registering for the summit with a course in the same week. If you have already registered for a SANS course in Amsterdam this same week and would like to add the summit, please contact

The SANS Pen Test Hackfest Europe Summit Call for Presentations has now concluded and the advisory board are working hard to review all submissions.

Please check back regularly for the agenda release and updates.

2024 Summit Advisory Board

Our advisory board members volunteer their time and expertise to help us develop a great summit agenda. We're delighted that the 2024 summit is chaired by Jean-François Maes.

What Our Students Say

The real value of this training lies at the intersection of quality content and delivery by a subject-matter expert actively working in the field, making it incredibly relevant and immediately applicable to my job.
P. Watson
- Microsoft Corp
Fantastic, passionate & engaging! The instructor supplemented the course content with experience related scenarios, improving the learning experience and making it extremely interesting.
Eliza-May Austin
- Visa Inc
I love it, it’s the best of both worlds. All the content is provided within a supportive environment, without the distractions of home or work.
David Howse
In-Person Live Stream student - Secure Australia 2021

    Important Dates

    Refund Date
    July 3, 2024


    Amsterdam Marriott Hotel

    Stadhouderskade 12, Amsterdam 1054 ES, the Netherlands

    Amsterdam Marriott Hotel

    Hotel Accommodation Booking Information

    Delegates attending SANS Pen Test Hackfest Europe Amsterdam may benefit from a discounted room rate at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. Hotel bedrooms are limited and are subject to availability, to enquire please go to: Book your group rate for SANS JULY Week 2 2024.

    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.