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Security Operations Summit

New Orleans, LA | Mon, Jul 30, 2018 - Mon, Aug 6, 2018
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Security Operations Summit & Training

Security Operations Summit & Training

  • Two days of in-depth Summit talks focused on tactics and strategies for achieving impactful operational operations
  • Six closely aligned, immersion-style information security courses to choose from, including MGT517: Managing Security Operations
  • Exclusive networking opportunities and community-building events
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Chairman: Christopher Crowley
CPE Credits: 16
Summit Dates: July 30-31, 2018
Training Dates: August 1-6, 2018

Security Operations is responsible for protecting an organization’s information systems through proactive design and configuration, ongoing monitoring of system state, detection of unintended actions or undesirable state, and minimizing of damage from unwanted effects. A security operations program (usually embodied in the form of a Security Operations Center or SOC) succeeds when it intervenes in an adversary’s efforts to impact the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of the organization’s information assets. Too often, SOCs fail to interrupt adversary efforts because they are not able to effectively align SOC functions with one another, the IT operations, and the organization’s business needs.

The Security Operations Summit brings together prominent security practitioners for two days of in-depth talks and panel discussions around building, operating, and maturing a successful security operations program. Speakers will share their latest strategies and methods for achieving impactful operational functions, including network monitoring, incident response, threat intelligence, forensics, self-assessment, and the command center.

Threat Hunting in Security Operations

To get a taste of the dynamic presentations you’ll see at this year’s Summit, take a listen to Summit Chair Chris Crowley’s talk on threat hunting as an operational task:

The Summit will explore the following topics:

  • Active defense
  • Metrics to measure success of your SOC
  • Critical security controls
  • Identifying and retaining talent
  • Integrated security defenses
  • Enterprise network and host monitoring
  • Threat intelligence utilization and usefulness
  • Incident response team operations and management

“The SANS SOC Summit should be required for anyone working in or building a SOC. Regardless of experience level, the Summit had something for everyone. It was simultaneously challenging, stimulating, and accessible. A-Plus work by all!” - Joseph Mayes, Citizens Property Insurance Corp.

“This summit was very valuable for not only those developing/ building a SOC but also for those continuing to improve their build.” - Todd Wagner, Caterpillar, Inc.

“Not only were the speakers excellent, the opportunity to network with industry leaders and those who literally ‘wrote the book’ on security operations was invaluable!” - Carlton J. Powers, Inovalon, Inc.

Network with your peers and make invaluable connections

In addition to two days of in-depth discussions on security operations, you'll have the opportunity to network with fellow attendees during breaks and at social events. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from SANS Summits is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.

Bundle your Summit experience with a course to expand your information security expertise

After the two-day Summit, choose from six closely aligned, immersion-style SANS 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.

Security Operations Summit Advisory Board

The Security Operations Summit Advisory Board evaluates proposed talks, mentors selected speakers, and works to develop an agenda that delivers actionable content to help you better gather, analyze and act on cyber threat intelligence.