Cloud Security Summit & Training - Live Online

Virtual, US Mountain | Thu, May 28, 2020 - Fri, Jun 5, 2020

In response to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've made the decision to convert this training event into a Live Online event. The Cloud Security Summit will now take place online Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29. The two-day Summit will include live-streamed expert talks, Q&A sessions, and virtual networking opportunities.

The courses below will now take place online beginning on Monday, June 1, using software to stream live instructors to all registered students during the scheduled classroom hours (Mountain Time). This alternate training format will allow us to deliver the cybersecurity training you expect while keeping you, our staff, and our instructors as safe as possible.

Your registration for a Live Online course includes electronically delivered courseware, live streaming instruction by a SANS instructor, course labs, and four months of online access to course recordings.

The advisory board members are volunteers from the cybersecurity community who provide input on topics, review CFP submissions, help recruit speakers, and provide mentoring to selected speakers. Interested in serving on the advisory board for a future Summit? Email SummitSpeakers@sans.org.


Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson is a Sr. Technical Industry Specialist with AWS Security where he focuses designing solutions, capabilities, and practices to address customer security challenges across the global landscape. In Tim’s previous role with the AWS he focused on addressing security and compliance issues for public sector leaders around the world. Prior to joining AWS, Tim had 16 years’ experience designing, delivering and managing security and compliance programs for U.S. Federal customers across DoD and federal civilian agencies.


David Cowen

David Cowen @hecfblog

David Cowen is a Certified SANS Instructor and a Managing Director at KPMG LLP, where his team of expert digital forensics investigators pushes the boundaries of what is possible on a daily basis. He has been working in digital forensics and incident response since 1999 and has performed investigations covering thousands of systems in the public and private sector. Those investigations have involved everything from revealing insider threats to serving as an expert witness in civil litigation and providing the evidence to put cyber criminals behind bars.


Christ Farris

Chris Farris @jcfarris

Chris Farris is the Cloud Security Lead for WarnerMedia. He's spent the last few years focused on wrangling a diverse set of developers and operations teams across the globe. Automation is the only thing keeping him sane at this point. Chris started working in the IT Industry just as the Web was starting and Linux was gaining a cult following. Since then he's worked IT roles at security & medical startups, major internet service providers and most recently the media & entertainment industry. Chris is a CISSP, has his GCIH and numerous AWS certifications including the AWS Security Specialty and Solution Architect Professional. His work on building and measuring cloud security standards won Turner Broadcasting (part of WarnerMedia) a CSO50 award. When not building things with AWS's building blocks, he enjoys building Legos with his kid and figuring out what interesting part of the globe to travel to next. He opines on security and technology at his website https://www.chrisfarris.com


David Hazar

David Hazar @HazarDSec

David is a security consultant based in Salt Lake City, Utah focused on vulnerability management, application security, cloud security, and DevOps. David has 20+ years of broad, deep technical experience gained from a variety of hands-on roles serving the financial, healthcare, and technology industries. In his many roles, including 3 years with a top security consulting firm, he has focused on helping integrate and automate security testing and other important security controls into both on-premise and cloud environments. He has also developed and led technical security training initiatives at many of the companies he has worked for, is an instructor for and contributor to SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation, and a co-author and instructor for MGT516: Managing Security Vulnerabilities: Enterprise and Cloud. David holds a BS in information systems and a master's of information systems management from Brigham Young University along with numerous other technical and security certifications.