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Blue Team Summit & Training 2019

Louisville, KY | Thu, Apr 11 - Thu, Apr 18, 2019
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Blue Team Summit & Training

Blue Team Summit & Training

  • Two days of in-depth Blue Team Summit talks delivered by leading cyber defenders → VIEW SUMMIT AGENDA
  • Hands-on, Immersion-style information security courses → VIEW COURSES
  • Exclusive networking opportunities and community-building events → VIEW BONUS SESSIONS

Summit: April 11-12 | Courses: April 13-18 | Co-Chairs: Eric Conrad & Seth Misenar | Summit CPEs: 16

The Blue Team represents information security professionals on the front-line of defending an organization’s critical assets and systems against attacks and threats from adversaries. Blue Team professionals are highly skilled at deploying actionable techniques for timely detection, responding to compromises, and monitoring adversary activities to maintain and improve security over time. It’s an ongoing effort, day-in & day-out. Whether hunting for threats, designing a defensible security architecture, or analyzing log data, it’s the skills and agility of blue teams that enable world-class detection and defensive capabilities.

Join your fellow blue teamers for two days of in-depth Summit presentations and panel discussions covering actionable techniques, new tools, and innovative methods that will help you improve your ability to prevent and detect attacks against your organization. Following the Summit, further develop your skills by taking a closely aligned SANS course and competing in the Cyber Defense NetWars Tournament.

Over two days, Blue Team Summit talks will deliver diverse viewpoints and actionable advice on key topics, including:

  • Detecting advanced PowerShell post-exploitation
  • Security architecture
  • Continuous monitoring
  • Log management and analysis
  • Threat hunting
  • Intelligence-driven defense
  • Setting up a defensive framework

What attendees say about their Summit experience

"The lunch panel was awesome. Absolutely loved it, this was my first SANS event and it was by far the most valuable training I have ever been to, security or otherwise." - Shaun Reynolds, The American Board of Family Medicine

"It's about time! Blue Team is most of the work but gets far less focus than other areas. Needed this years ago!" - Terry Freestone, Gibson Energy

"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, ATI

Network with your peers and make invaluable connections

In addition to two days of in-depth cyber threat intelligence discussions, you'll have the opportunity to network with fellow attendees at breaks and social events. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from SANS Summits is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.

Louisville Bats Baseball Game

It's a walk in the (ball)park as the Louisville Bats (AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) take on the Gwinnett Stripers (AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves) in their 2019 season home opener! Join us for food, drinks, networking and America’s favorite pastime. We'll get you there and back, and even if you're not a baseball fan, this outing is sure to be a home run.

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Blue Team Summit Networking

Bundle your Summit experience with a course to expand your information security expertise

After the two-day Summit, choose from four hands-on, SANS cyber defense courses to help you expand your information security expertise. SANS courses are taught by experienced practitioners who are among the best cybersecurity instructors in the world. They will provide you with the guidance and skills you need to defend your organization from ever-evolving threats. SAVE $400 off your Summit registration when you bundle with a course.