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Rocky Mountain HackFest

Denver, CO | Mon, Jun 1 - Mon, Jun 8, 2020
Live Event starts in 95 Days

Deadline: 5 pm CST on Monday, February 10th.

Click here to submit your proposal.

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. SANS Summits offer 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.

You will find it helpful to review videos of top presentations from previous SANS 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.

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
  • Short-format talks or panel participation from authors of tools
  • Advances in and success stories about red team/adversary emulation automation tools
  • 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 Summit website and all printed materials
  • NB: SANS does not cover or reimburse travel or hotel expenses for speakers. However, there are a limited number of travel stipends available.

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

Submissions must be made via our online survey.

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