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New to Cyber Summit 2021 - Live Online

Virtual, US Eastern | Wed, Apr 21, 2021

New to Cyber Summit

New to Cyber Summit

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

  • In-depth and interactive cyber security talks
  • Exclusive virtual networking opportunities with fellow security professionals
  • Cybersecurity is all we teach — and nobody does it better!

Free Summit: April 21 | Summit Chairs: David Bianco, Phil Hagen

Kickstart Your Security Career

New to cybersecurity, looking for a career change, or just want to enhance your skillset? We can help!

Cybersecurity offers some of the most challenging and well-paying careers around, but by some estimates, up to 35% of cybersecurity jobs are going, unfilled today. The SANS New to Cyber Summit will get you started with the skills you need to succeed in the industry. This free online event brings together leading experts eager to share fundamental cybersecurity skills as well as advice on finding and landing that first security job!

Two tracks offer incredible networking with speakers and attendees

Our Skill Building track offers a variety of tutorials for skills relevant to many cybersecurity disciplines, such as:

  • Digital forensics
  • Incident response
  • Penetration testing & red teaming
  • Detection engineering
  • Cyber threat intelligence

Our Career Planning track is the place to be if you want to:

  • Find out more about the many different types of cybersecurity jobs available
  • Learn how to “read between the lines” of job descriptions to find what employers are really looking for
  • Prepare for the first few months of your new cybersecurity job
  • Plan for professional development and career advancement, even from your first day


Following a packed day of sessions focused on career planning and skill building, take part in the SANS BootUp CTF. This 48-hour capture-the-flag event is a fun, casual way to test your cyber security skills in a hands-on environment. If you’re new to cyber security, BootUp is a great place to start -- you’ll be surprised at how much you learn as you solve challenges using the integrated hint system.

You'll be able to register for SANS BootUp CTF beginning on April 14 through your SANS Account Dashboard. Summit registrants will be notified as soon as BootUp CTF registration opens.

Summit Speakers

Summit attendees will receive access to the SANS New to Cyber Summit Slack, where you can interact with and ask questions of both the speakers and fellow attendees. This is an amazing benefit that you can only get by registering!

Who should attend:

  • Professionals in non-cybersecurity industries who are looking for a career change into cybersecurity (at any stage in life)
  • Students interested in cybersecurity and want better perspective into this field
  • Beginners in cybersecurity roles who want to enhance their skillset
  • Practitioners already in the field that want to explore different focus areas

What attendees say about their Summit experience

"Overall the summit was highly beneficial to me (someone relatively new to this field) to give further guidance and exposure to varied tools and approaches." - Christopher V.

"I learned so much and felt truly welcome. Even as a less-technical newcomer I found this Summit valuable." Rachel G.

"The Summit is a great way to get to know leaders, newcomers, and everyone in between. The networking at a smaller conference like this is worth it alone - and the presentations make it much more valuable. Always a great time." - Stacey R.

"This Summit is valuable because you get to hear from experts, in a great environment that is conducive to learning and growth. As a new analyst, that is amazing!" - Amanda R.

CPEs & Certificate of Completion

You will receive 6 CPEs for attending SANS New to Cyber Summit live. Your Certificate of Completion and CPEs will be issued within a week of the Summit’s conclusion. At this time, we are not able to issue CPEs to those that view the Summit recording.

Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
New to Cyber Summit
Philip Hagen
David Bianco