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Security Operations Summit 2019

New Orleans, LA | Mon, Jun 24, 2019 - Mon, Jul 1, 2019
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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 effective cyber security operations → VIEW SUMMIT AGENDA
  • Closely aligned, immersion-style information security courses to choose from → VIEW COURSES
  • Exclusive networking opportunities, Cyber Defense NetWars, and community-building events

Chairman: Christopher Crowley | Summit: June 24-25 | Training: June 26 - July 1 | Summit CPE Credits: 16

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 practitioners from leading organizations for two days of in-depth talks and panel discussions around building, operating, and maturing a successful security operations program. Speakers will share innovative approaches and techniques they've used to enhance the key operational functions of a SOC: network monitoring, incident response, threat intelligence, forensics, self-assessment, and the command center.

Explore new ideas, tools, and techniques related to the following topics:

  • Active defense
  • Metrics to measure success of your SOC
  • Threat Hunting in Security Operations
  • SOC Automation and Orchestration
  • Enhancing the impact of current security tools and platforms
  • Integrated security defenses
  • Enterprise network and host monitoring
  • Leveraging threat intelligence
  • Incident response team operations and management

What others say about their Security Operations Summit experience

“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.

"The insights and knowledge you take home from the speakers and attendees can be used immediately. Networking with peers reaffirms we are all facing the same challenges." - Darren La Casse, Best Buy

“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.

“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.

Summit Attendees

Network with your peers and make invaluable industry 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 the Summit Night Out in NOLA! At the Night Out, you'll enjoy an evening of networking, games, food, and drinks with your fellow Summit attendees at a local New Orleans establishment. 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.