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Call for Presentations

It’s that time of year again – it’s the SANS Institute’s Annual Call for Presentations for the 4th annual European Security Awareness Summit! This year’s Summit will be Wednesday, 28 November and Thursday, 29 November in London, United Kingdom. We are looking for people who are actively involved in helping organizations build, maintain or measure security awareness programs and can share real-world stories and lessons learned on how they propelled an awareness program to the next level. Our goal is that attendees walk away with actionable lessons they can apply right away to their own organization. Note: to ensure a vendor neutral environment we will not accept any submissions from security awareness vendors.

Prospective presenters for the Security Awareness Summit should provide their submissions no later than Friday 17th August 2018 here

Why Present at the Summit?

  • Promotion of your speaking session and company recognition via the Security Awareness Summit website, social media and all printed materials
  • Access to a friendly, supportive environment to develop and enhance your public speaking skills
  • Complimentary pass to the Summit plus a complimentary Summit guest pass

SANS does not cover travel or hotel expenses for speakers, but we do reserve a block of rooms at a special rate. We also serve a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both Summit days.

What are some potential topics to present?

This summit is focused on real world experiences, not theory. We want to hear your stories (both successes and failures) about what you did, your action’s impact and how attendees can apply your lessons learned. The talk submissions most likely to be selected are those focused on a specific topic that have a clear, easy to understand description, and have specific action items / learning objectives for attendees.

  • Metrics: How did you measure and communicate the impact of your awareness program? Did you measure behaviors, culture or something else. How did you communicate those results and how did you define success?
  • Value: How did you communicate the value of your program to leadership to gain and maintain their support?
  • Topics / Risks: How did you identify and prioritize your top human risks, and identify the behaviors to manage those risks?
  • Little Budget / Big Impact: Most programs are challenged by having minimal budgets, how did you make the most of your resources? How were you able to create a big impact and how did you know you had made an impact?
  • Special Events That Work: How to host an event that has an impact that you can measure, such as hacking demos, event booths or escape rooms?
  • Changing Culture: What is culture to you, how did you change it, how did you know you changed it?
  • Collaboration Success Stories: How did you build relationships and collaborate with other key departments, such as Communications, Human Resources, Legal or others?
  • Branding / Messaging: How did you develop a key message that resonated with people? How did you understand your culture and how did that drive your brand or message?
  • Tailored Training: How did you develop training targeted at different teams/roles/departments that had different cultures and requirements?

The deadline for all submissions is Friday 17th August 2018. All submissions must be made through our online form here Please contact with questions.