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Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

Arlington, VA | Mon, Jan 20 - Mon, Jan 27, 2020
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Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

  • Two days of in-depth talks & interactive discussions → AGENDA
  • Eight hands-on, immersive CTI courses → VIEW COURSES
  • DFIR NetWars - Coin Slayer, networking events, SANS@Night presentations
  • Bonus Sunday Night Workshop - Jan 19, 5:00 p.m feat. Rebekah Brown, Rick Holland, Katie Nickels - Kick off the Summit with interactive talks by the CTI Summit Advisory Board.

Summit: January 20-21 | Courses: January 22-27 | Summit CPE Credits: 16 | Co-Chairs: Rebekah Brown, Rick Holland, Katie Nickels

There is No Teacher But the Enemy

The collection, classification, and exploitation of knowledge about adversaries - collectively known as cyber threat intelligence (CTI) - gives security practitioners information superiority that is used to reduce an adversary's likelihood of success. Responders and defenders leverage accurate, timely, and detailed threat intelligence to monitor new and evolving attacks and subsequently adapt their security posture.

Hear from top experts — Improve your threat intelligence capabilities

This event brings together leading experts and analysts for in-depth threat intelligence talks, world-class SANS training, DFIR NetWars, and exclusive networking events! The two-day Summit will provide you with specific analytical techniques and capabilities, through case studies and firsthand experience, that can be utilized to properly create and maintain threat intelligence in your organization.

Summit Speakers

The Summit will explore the following:

  • Interesting perspectives and case studies that challenge CTI assumptions and result in a shift in understanding
  • Methods for producing Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Implementing and making decisions based off of intelligence
  • Case studies on the application of cyber threat intelligence to a security or business problem
  • How traditional intelligence approaches are applied to CTI analysis and production
  • Innovative ways to utilize or analyze CTI
  • New tools developed to support or enable CTI

What attendees say about their Summit experience

"One of very few venues/events devoted solely to tradecraft of cyber threat analysis and intelligence. Essential to both newcomers and seasoned practitioners, and neither too fast nor too slow for either." - Patton Adams, Verisign iDefense

"An amazing amount of information, razor-focused on providing the attendee with the right amount of takeaways!" - Bart Sims, Devon Energy

"The Speakers are informed and passionate about the field. Good networking opportunity for people in the CTI field." - Ondrej Zoltan, BMO Harris Bank

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.

Networking events

Bonus Session: Sunday Night Workshop - CTI Answer & Question Night
January 19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
featuring: Rebekah Brown, Rick Holland, Katie Nickels

Whether you're brand-new to CTI or an experienced intel analyst, you're not in jeopardy of missing out on anything! Join us for the SANS CTI Summit version of everyone's favorite answer-and-question game, hosted by our very own Alex TRebekah Brown and featuring some very special contestants, including David J. "Pyramid of Pain" Bianco and Sergio "Diamond Model" Caltagirone. This workshop is optional, and is included in your Summit registration.

Submit your CTI questions (whether you're able to attend, or not) and we will be sure to include them in the workshop!

Compete in the DFIR NetWars - Coin Slayer

Prove you've mastered the DFIR arts by playing in the DFIR NetWars - Coin Slayer Tournament. This tournament will give you the chance to leave with a fortune of DFIR coinage! To win the new course coins, you must answer all questions correctly from all four levels of one or more of the eight DFIR domains: Windows Forensics, Advanced Incident Response and Threat Hunting, Smartphone Analysis, Mac Forensics, Memory Forensics, Advanced Network Forensics, Malware Analysis, and DFIR NetWars. Take your pick or win them all!

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

After the two-day Summit, choose from eight hands-on, immersive SANS 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.