Summit: June 16 | Attend Live Online for FREE | Co-Chairs: Katie Nickels and Ryan Chapman | Summit CPE Credits: 6

Ransomware Solutions Track: June 17

Why are ransomware attacks so prevalent?

It's because they're effective and profitable for adversaries. 

We have all heard the horror stories of bad actors gaining access and deploying ransomware on an organization's network, encrypting their data, and then demanding payment to regain access to their systems. The victim organizations are often unprepared and unable to deal with a ransomware attack, leading to severe financial and operational damage. 

Attend the SANS Ransomware Summit to learn how to avoid a ransomware horror story first-hand. The Summit will bring together cybersecurity professionals and leading experts from around the world for a day of in-depth talks and discussions focused on ransomware prevention, detection, response, and recovery.


The Ransomware Summit will explore these topics:

  • Ransomware intrusion emulation
  • Ransomware initial access vectors
  • Defending against and responding to ransomware
  • Tools and techniques for hunting ransomware operators
  • The ransomware operator's toolbox - what tools and malware they use
  • The ransomware affiliate model/Ransomware as a Service ecosystem
  • Ransomware beyond encryption - double extortion, exfiltration of information, Denial of Service threats
  • The financial side of ransomware - cryptocurrency tracking
  • Recovering from ransomware

A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Networking Experience

In addition to an entire day of ransomware talks and discussions, this Live Online event offers exclusive access to connect with others in the ransomware community, leading experts and investigators, and some of the SANS instructors and authors you have taken courses from. In addition to in-depth presentations and panels, you will also be invited to join the conference chat workspace which is a place to engage with attendees and speakers, to ask your questions, and to share your knowledge. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from a SANS Summit is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.


Cyber42 Game Day: Ransomware 

Join us for this new version of Cyber42 on the hot topic of ransomware. This version of the game represents how a fictional organization responds to a ransomware event against the organization. Responses to ransomware events require not only managing the event but also the expectations of key stakeholders and external parties. Interactive. 90-minutes long. Play to win!

*This will run the following week of the Ransomware Summit, and attendees of the Summit will receive Cyber42 registration information at the Summit, so remember to register!

Please check back frequently, as the agenda is always subject to change. 

To enjoy ransomware-related content in the meantime, check out these ransomware resources.

Important Dates

Refund Date
May 31, 2022