Interactive Courses + Cyber Defense NetWars Available During SANS Scottsdale: Virtual Edition 2021. Save $300 thru 1/27.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit - Live Online

Virtual, US Eastern | Thu, Jan 21 - Sat, Jan 30, 2021

The advisory board are volunteers from the security awareness community who provide input on topics, review and help select CFP submissions, plan special events and networking activities, and provide assistance and help to attendees at the event. They ensure the summit is the best event possible. Interested in serving on the advisory board for a future Summit? Email SummitSpeakers@sans.org.


Amy Beijtlich

Amy Beijtlich @_SilentJ_ Senior Adversary Hunter, Dragos, Inc.

Amy Bejtlich is a Senior Adversary Hunter at Dragos, Inc. She has over 10 years of intelligence experience across multiple Intelligence Community (IC) disciplines including Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Measures and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT), Counterterrorism, and Cyber Threat Intelligence. Amy began her career as an Intelligence Officer in the US Air Force, where she served as a Watch Officer for the Information Operations Center at Air Intelligence Agency. Following her military service, Amy joined the FBI as a counterterrorism analyst. After her federal service, Amy transitioned into cyber threat intelligence, first for a financial institution, then for a Fortune 15 telecommunications company.


Chris Cochran

Chris Cochran @chriscochran_io

Chris in the Threat Intelligence & Operations Lead for Netflix and a former active duty US Marine Intelligence. Chris has dedicated his career to building advanced cybersecurity and intelligence capabilities for national-level governments and the private sector. He has led intelligence programs at the National Security Agency, US Cyber Command, US House of Representatives, financial, and high-tech sector companies. He currently leads the threat intelligence and operations program at Netflix. He has made it his personal mission to motivate and empower cybersecurity professionals and teams through coaching, his podcast, and speaking engagements.


Katie Nickels

Katie Nickels

Katie is the Principal Intelligence Analyst for Red Canary. She has worked on cyber threat intelligence (CTI), network defense, and incident response for nearly a decade for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), MITRE, Raytheon, and ManTech. She also serves as an instructor for the SANS FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence course, enabling her to share her passion for CTI more broadly. Katie hosts SANS Threat Analysis Rundown (STAR), a popular monthly webcast series that discusses the current threat landscape and cyber threats. She is also the Program Manager at Cyberjutsu Girls Academy (CGA), a program for teenage girls that seeks to inspire exploration and learning in cybersecurity and STEM.


Kris McConkey

Kris McConkey


Kristen Dennesen

Kristen Dennesen, @kdenizen, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Kristen Dennesen leads the cyber threat intelligence function at Sony Pictures Entertainment. She is interested in the intersection between enterprise risk and cyber threat analysis.  Prior to joining SPE, Kristen held CTI roles at Fannie Mae, FireEye/Mandiant and iDefense.  Her past work includes geopolitical threat analysis, supply chain risk, strategic I&W reporting, and threat actor profiling.


Rebekah Brown

Rebekah Brown

Rebekah Brown has helped develop threat intelligence programs at the highest levels of government and has had some exciting experiences along the way. She is a former National Security Agency network warfare analyst, U.S. Cyber Command training and exercise lead, and crypto-linguist and Cyber Unit Operations Chief for the U.S. Marine Corps. She's even provided a briefing at the White House. But if you ask Rebekah what she's most proud of, she'll tell you it's the success of the students and co-workers she's mentored throughout her career.


Rick Holland

Rick Holland

Rick Holland has more than 15 years’ experience in information security. Before joining Digital Shadows, he was a Vice President at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations and data privacy. He is currently the Co-Chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit. Holland regularly speaks at leading security conferences across the globe.


Rob Lee

Rob Lee

SANS certified instructor Robert M. Lee brings to the classroom one of the most valuable and respected of credentials: real-world experience. Robert is the CEO and founder of his own company, Dragos, Inc., that provides cyber security solutions for industrial control system networks. Consider the 2015 attack on the Ukraine power grid when for the first time in history a power grid went down due to an intentional cyberattack. Robert and a few others formed a specialized team to analyze the event and passed information to the impacted parties as well as the U.S. government and private sector. "I was the first in the industry to publicly confirm the attack and wrote the industry standard report on the attack exploring how it occurred, the lessons learned, and what must be done to protect other infrastructure sites," Robert says. He and his team also analyzed the malware from the 2016 cyber attack on Ukraine's Kiev substation and dubbed it CRASHOVERRIDE as the first ever malware tailored to specifically disrupt electric grid operations.


Ryan Kovar

Ryan Kovar


Xena Olsen

Xena Olsen @ch33r10

Xena Olsen has 15 years of consulting experience guiding clients through challenging topics related to marketing campaign strategy, electronic medical record (EMR) implementation, startup development and launch, Agile project management for software development, international business partnerships, multimillion-dollar real estate deals, and real estate lifecycle management. She is a graduate of the SANS 2017 Women’s Academy, a Senior Lead at DEF CON’s Blue Team Village, holds an MBA in IT Management, and is currently studying for a D.Sc. Cybersecurity at Marymount University. She has proven competency across eight functional areas of information security, as demonstrated through the following GIAC certifications: GSEC, GCIH, GCFE, GMON, GDAT, GPEN, GCTI, and GXPN.

Xena is a recognized leader and known public speaker with expertise in cyber threat intelligence, purple teaming, and business strategy. She has spoken at BlackHat Asia, Department of Defense, United Nations World Food Programme, ShmooCon, Derbycon, RSA Conference, SANS Summits, Ekoparty, and Confidence Conference. She is actively involved in the community by serving on CFP Advisory Boards for various conferences, such as the SANS CTI Summit, SANS Purple Team Summit, SCYTHE’s Purple Team Summit, DEF CON Blue Team Village, CactusCon, and CircleCityCon. As the founder of the Women in Information Security Study Group and the Chicago Chapter President of Women in Security and Technology, Xena empowers others to succeed by forming strategic partnerships and arranging curated content for underrepresented minorities in the information security industry. She is also a member of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Infragard Chicago, Yara Exchange, FuzzySnugglyDuck, and other vetted Cyber Threat Intel Sharing Groups.