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ICS Security Summit & Training 2021 - Live Online

Virtual, US Eastern | Thu, Mar 4 - Sat, Mar 13, 2021

ICS Security Summit & Training

ICS Security Summit & Training

We're opening this virtual Summit to the global community!
Register now for FREE.

  • In-depth ICS security Summit talks & interactive sessions featuring speakers from all around the world. Sessions will be held around the clock - choose one that fits your schedule → Agenda
  • Featuring a NEW ICS Solutions Track
  • Immersive ICS security courses → COURSES
  • Bonus sessions - an all-new CTF, Grid NetWars, SANS@Night talks, and more!

SANS and Dragos CTF: March 3 | Free ​Summit: March 4-5 | Training: March 8-13 | Summit CPE Credits: 12

Co-Chairs: Tim Conway, Robert M. Lee

The most comprehensive ICS security event of the year is back — and we’re opening it up to the community!

The annual ICS Security Summit brings together the industry’s top practitioners and leading experts from around the globe to share actionable ideas, methods, and techniques for safeguarding critical infrastructures. In-depth talks and interactive panel discussions deliver proven advances and approaches that make a real difference for the individuals leading this fight every day.


The ICS Security Summit will address a wide range of topics, including:

  • Understanding what an attack against your organization will look like (deconstructing real-world ICS attacks and technical threats)
  • Live attack demonstrations & the defenses needed to stop them
  • Case studies and success stories
  • System and organizational investment opportunities that reduce attacker effects
  • Future attack vectors on ICS
  • Mitigations - Defenders, governance, and controls

SANS and Dragos CTF

March 3 - Dragos and SANS ICS have teamed up again building on the success of the DISC: SANS ICS virtual conference and CTF which saw over 8,000 participants and a maxed out 1,000 CTF participants. Running the day before summit starts, the CTF will be an all new ICS CTF focused on analyzing logic files, logs, network traffic, ICS protocols, digital forensic artifacts, and more to analyze attacks against an in-depth ICS range. The CTF is entirely free though space may be limited. CTF details will be posted closer to the SANS ICS Summit and all attendees notified through email.

  • Level 1: QA with multiple choice and hints to help you answer the questions
  • Level 2: Some multiple choice, some exact answer, across some technical data sets such as packet captures, but still with hints enabled and very approachable
  • Level 3 and Level 4: A single packet capture that’ll contain data from an ICS range and a wide variety of technically challenging questions with little to no hints

To participate in the SANS and Dragos CTF, registration for the ICS Summit is required. Once registered for the Summit, please allow 24 hours for the CTF to display in your SANS account ("My NetWars" section under Account Details) and then register for the CTF.

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A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Networking Experience

In addition to the two days of razor-focused Summit content, this Live Online event offers exclusive access to connect with your fellow ICS community, leading experts and analysts, as well as SANS instructors and staff. Over these days of in-depth talks, panels, Grid NetWars, and world-class courses, the chat workspace is a place to engage with attendees and speakers, to ask your questions, and to also share your knowledge. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from a SANS Summit is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.


What attendees say about their ICS Security Summit experience

"Many other Summits/conferences in the cybersecurity area are too general. The focused nature that ICS SANS has put together is outstanding!" - Brian Johns, Tacom Power

"These are practical talks from my peer experts. It is great to hear different perspectives on the same problems we are facing. In some cases there are new ideas while other times they validate that we are on the right path." - Chris Einwald, GE Aviation

"I feel that the SANS ICS Training is leading the industry with training and certification directed at the ICS security field." - Robby Benton, W-Industries

CPEs & Certificate of Completion

- You will get 12 CPEs for attending the ICS Security Summit. (6 for each day you attend)
- If you attend the ICS Summit Solutions Track you will receive 6 CPEs.
- Currently, we are not able to issue CPEs to those that view the Summit or Solutions Track recordings.
- A Certificate of Completion will be available in your account after the Summit’s conclusion.
- SANS will automatically submit your CPEs to GIAC within 7-10 days after the event’s end date of [March 13th] - No action is required on your part.

Compete in Grid NetWars

March 11-12 - Students enrolled in long courses at the ICS Summit will be able to participate in the exclusive Grid NetWars. Paid course registrants will receive an email invitation for applicable challenges, so after you register for a course, keep your eye on your inbox. Grid NetWars is a suite of hands-on, interactive learning scenarios that enable Operational Technology security professionals to develop, test and master the real-world, in-depth skills they need to defend real-time systems. Grid NetWars was designed for players at all skill levels and from any sector (not just the electric sector).

Live Online Summit

What attendees say about their Live Online Summit experience

"There was a wealth of information and knowledge provided that will keep me going for a while. All the speakers and SANS staff were awesome! I will grow so much more from this. The virtual atmosphere created a very open and welcome environment to learn. Thank you!" - Shandra Johnson

"The online modality made this very accessible. It helped to be able to speak with industry leaders directly and casually. Sometimes that is hard during in-person conferences. The material was very good, and hit several levels of ability, which was super helpful." - Ali Hasnain

Bundle your Summit Experience with a Course to Expand Your Information Security Expertise

After the two-day Summit, choose from a number of hands-on, immersive 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 defend your organization from ever-evolving threats.