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DFIR Summit & Training 2020 - Live Online

Virtual, US Eastern | Thu, Jul 16 - Sat, Jul 25, 2020

DFIR Summit & Training - Live Online

DFIR Summit & Training - Live Online

We are opening this virtual Summit (July 16-17) up to the community! Register now for FREE. (Yes — you read that right!)


Virtual Summit Dates: July 16-17 | Co-Chairs: Rob Lee, Heather Mahalik, Phil Hagen, Lodrina Cherne
Live Online Course Dates: July 20-25

The annual SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit is the most comprehensive DFIR event of the year, bringing together a passionate and influential group of experts, cutting edge research and tools, immersive training, and industry networking opportunities. Over the course of this eight-day Live Online training event, you'll enjoy:

  • Highly technical Summit talks - The industry's top practitioners will share their latest digital forensics and incident response research, solutions, tools, and case studies. You’ll have more than 20 talks to choose from, plus lots of new virtual event features that will have you schooled up for the year and planning for 2021 before the week is out.
  • Closely Aligned SANS DFIR Live Online Courses - Enhance your knowledge base and add to your toolkit with a hands-on, immersive course taught by top SANS instructors and course authors.
  • DFIR NetWars (July 23 & July 24) - Students enrolled in long courses at the DFIR Summit & Training from July 20-25 can join us for everyone's favorite incident simulator packed with a vast amount of forensic, malware analysis, threat hunting, and incident response challenges designed to help you gain proficiency without the risk associated when working real life incidents.

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Who Should Attend

Every year, forensic and incident response professionals from around the world attend the SANS DFIR Summit to learn how to overcome their latest obstacles, learn about the latest open-source forensic tools, share methods and strategies proven effective in their investigations, and learn from the top DFIR practitioners in the industry.

The knowledge shared over just two days is enough to last the entire year. Whether this is your first or thirteenth DFIR Summit, you’ll be joining a community that is driven by the search for truth in digital forensics and eradicating adversaries from their target environment through incident response engagements.

Ask any of the returning attendees - a key benefit is that you’ll have the opportunity to network with other like-minded DFIR professionals. If you work in digital forensics or incident response, the SANS DFIR Summit is the must-attend event of the year.

2019 DFIR Summit

What attendees say about their DFIR Summit experience:

"The Summit informed me of the latest forensic advancements that I would not otherwise hear about." - Al Hirst, N.I.S.T.

“The DFIR Summit never disappoints and is still the #1 DFIR event. As a leader, it allows me to keep a pulse on cutting-edge research.” - Brad Garnett, Cisco Talos

"I think this is the very best event in the DFIR Community, bar none. The combination of the best networking opportunities and the world's best instructors and content can't be beat." - John McCash, Northern Trust

"Every talk has a little nugget that you can add to your forensic toolbox no matter what your forensic wheelhouse may be. This is a must-attend event." - A. Sparling

Ken Johnson Scholarship 2020

In memory of Ken Johnson, the SANS Institute and KPMG LLP created a scholarship that was introduced at the SANS DFIR Summit in June 2016 and will be awarded annually. Learn more and apply here.

Boost Expertise with a Bundled Course

After the two-day Live Online Summit, choose from a number of hands-on, immersion-style SANS Live Online 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 protect your organization and advance your career.