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HackFest & Ranges Summit - Live Online

Virtual, US Mountain | Thu, Jun 4 - Sat, Jun 13, 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 Pen Test HackFest & Cyber Ranges Summit will take place online Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 . The two-day Summit will include live-streamed expert talks, Q&A sessions, and virtual networking opportunities.

The courses below will take place online beginning on Monday, June 8, 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.

Deadline: 5 pm CDT on Monday, July 13

The 7th annual SANS Pen Test HackFest Summit is now accepting proposals via our online form.


Summit Date: November 16 & 17
Washington, D.C. & Live Online

The Summit brings together cyber security professionals who share their experiences, case studies, and recommendations for improving their craft.

You will find it helpful to review videos of top presentations from previous years' Summits to get an idea of the content and quality we're looking for.

You may also want to read this excellent article on writing proposals for infosec conferences, written by Katie Nickels.

If you are interested in presenting or participating on a panel, we’d be delighted to consider your practitioner-based case studies with real-world lessons. The HackFest Summit offers speakers the opportunity for exposure and recognition as industry leaders. If you have something substantive, challenging, and original to offer, you are encouraged to submit a proposal.

We are looking for presentations that focus on:
-New or novel attack techniques and how to defend against them
-Novel approaches for red teaming and purple teaming to help improve the state of an organization’s security
-Better, more efficient ways to discover, analyze, and remediate traditional vulnerabilities and attack techniques
-Lessons learned from cyber defense and digital forensics that can help penetration testers provide more business value
-New vulnerability assessment and management tools and techniques that can be applied at enterprise-wide scale
-Challenges to existing assumptions and methodologies that might change the industry in a positive way
-Practical advice for better managing vulnerabilities and conducting penetration tests to provide excellent business value

Benefits of speaking:
-Full conference badge to attend all Summit sessions and special events
-One Summit guest pass
-Private speakers-only networking lunches
-Promotion of your speaking session and company recognition via the HackFest Summit website and all printed materials

NB: SANS does not cover or reimburse travel or hotel expenses for speakers.

Talks are generally 35 minutes of content + 5 minutes of Q&A.


Questions? Contact SummitSpeakers@sans.org.