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Summit Chair: Lance Spitzner | Summit: Aug 3-4 | Training: Aug 1-2 & Aug 8-13 | Summit CPE Credits: 12


Managing Human Risk

Join us for the 9th annual SANS Security Awareness Summit to learn, connect, and share with thousands of fellow security awareness and culture professionals from around the world. For this year’s event you have the choice of attending live online or in-person*.

The focus for this year is “Managing Human Risk”. Traditionally security awareness events have focused only on topics such as engagement, interaction, and gamification. While these topics are important and will be covered, we should remember that security awareness is about driving behavior change and ultimately reducing human risk. Join us to learn how to mature your security awareness program, from gaining the support you need from your leadership to having an impact that you can measure.


The 2022 Security Awareness Summit will feature:

  • In-depth Summit Talks - The industry's top practitioners will share their latest security awareness research, solutions, tools, and case studies. Gain insight on the latest proven advances and approaches in communicating to, engaging and securing your workforce.
  • Workshops - Interactive, hands-on workshops for those attending in person in Austin.

  • A One-of-a-Kind Networking Experience - This event is designed by the community for the community. This Summit offers exclusive access to connect with your fellow Awareness community, leading experts and analysts, as well as SANS instructors and staff. 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.

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


Who should attend?

  • Security Awareness / Culture Officers: This event was made specifically for you, need we say more?
    • Chief Information Security Officers: Learn what is involved in securing your employees, how to more effectively manage your human risk, and how others are demonstrating impact and gaining support from senior leadership.

    • Security Engineers / Architects: For those of you who live in the world of securing bits and bytes, take a moment to learn the other side of security, the human world. When approached correctly, organizations are turning their employees into their greatest security strength. Develop new skill sets, advance your career and learn how to take your security program to the next level.

    • Education / Training: Learn how to take your expertise in the world of training and education and apply that to the world of information security.
    • Compliance Officers / Legal / Audit: Learn how to effectively ensure your organization is compliant with all standards and regulations that require any type of security awareness, training, and education.

    Important Dates

    Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
    July 13, 2022 July 22, 2022


    Hilton Austin

    500 East 4th Street
    Austin, Texas 78701, USA
    Phone: 512-482-8000
    Hilton Austin

    At the center of Downtown, the Hilton Austin hotel is attached to Austin Convention Center via covered walkway. Reach East Sixth Street nightlife two blocks away, and explore the picturesque Rainey Street Historic District, less than a mile from the door. The full-service spa boasts a sauna and steam room, and perks include a rooftop pool overlooking the city.

    Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

    A special discounted rate of $219.00 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.

    These rates include Internet in your room and are only available through Friday, July 22, 2022.

    To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

    To make a government per diem reservation, please visit this link.

    Top 3 reasons to stay at the Hilton Austin

    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 the Hilton Austin, 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 evening events at the Hilton Austin that you won't want to miss!

    Travel Arrangements and Directions

    A discounted parking rate of $20.00 per day for daily attendees is available. Discounted parking is not available for overnight guests. Please check the hotel website for updated pricing and more information.

    From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS): Approximately 6.7 miles.

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    3. Austin is the only city in the world that still operates moonlight towers.

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    Health and Safety Information

    As we welcome you back to In-Person Training, your safety remains our greatest priority. We continue to make proactive decisions that are grounded in care, ensuring your peace of mind and we are grateful for the trust you have shown us over the years.

    SANS continues to adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific imposed regulation.

    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.

    Our measures will be implemented in accordance with local government agencies guidance in effect during the event. As a result, our practices may vary from event to event.

    • 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.
    • We will ensure proper distancing, where needed, inside of classrooms and event seating areas.
    • We intend to deliver the highest level of hygiene and safety
      protocol during our event to ensure attendees, faculty, staff,
      sponsors, and vendors can connect, learn, network, and return to
      business as usual, effectively, and safely.