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SIEM Summit & Training 2019

Chicago, IL | Mon, Oct 7 - Mon, Oct 14, 2019
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Weaponize Your Data

Weaponize Your Data

  • Two days of in-depth SIEM Summit talks covering practical techniques for improving the value of your data and corresponding analysis → VIEW AGENDA
  • Closely aligned, immersive information security courses, including SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics
  • Evening networking events, Cyber Defense NetWars, and SIEM NetWars

Summit Chairs: John Hubbard and Justin Henderson | Summit: October 7-8 | Courses: October 9-14 | Summit CPEs: 16

Bring order to data chaos.

Security teams continue to miss intrusions that can be easily detected with the data and logging solutions they already have. While many security programs deploy a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform, they struggle to effectively collect, parse, enrich, and filter the vast amounts of data they're collecting. This ultimately leads to a failure to generate actionable intelligence and detect intrusions before it's too late. Instead of following the tradition of centrally collecting data to more efficiently ignore it, attend the SIEM Summit and bring order to the chaos by learning how to use your data for tactical analysis and detection.

Hear from the experts– Find out how to turn adversary strengths into weaknesses.

The SIEM Summit will provide attendees with practical approaches and techniques that enable organizations to use their SIEM platform as a robust detection capability. The Summit will bring together leading security practitioners and present real-world case studies that demonstrate how to leverage new or existing high-value log sources. With its focus on effective use of monitoring tools and sound analysis techniques, the Summit aims to cure SIEM deployments of their most common issues and pass on the newest ideas about how to better utilize the advanced capabilities of these platforms. Join us to learn first-hand from those who are effectively using their SIEM platform to identify, detect, and ultimately hunt adversaries.

The Summit will explore the following topics:

  • Detection techniques and tools
  • Log collection
  • Log enrichment (pre-ingestion or post-ingestion)
  • Log analysis with emphasis on adversary detection
  • Scripts that provide cool new ways of analyzing data
  • Security in Continuous Monitoring
  • Data Processing, Normalization, and Analysis
  • Applying security expertise to data analytics
  • False positive reduction
  • Machine learning and statistical data analysis

Unconventional Logging and Detection

To get a taste of the content-packed and dynamic presentations you'll see, check out this 2018 presentation from Summit co-chair Justin Henderson

Hear what other attendees have said about their Summit experience.

“The more times this summit can be held, the better. I would recommend it to my entire SOC team and to any other person I know who would benefit from it!” - Todd Thomas, JM Family Enterprises

“As someone new to cybersecurity, I greatly appreciated hearing from and being able to talk to those on the front lines with battle scars, especially as they touched on the same idea across different industry sectors.” - P.J. Aguilar, EY

“This event focuses on and delivers real, actionable solutions to the problems each of us face in our organizations. It also provided me with new and creative ways to find bad in our network.” - Joel K, SwitchThink Solutions

“The content was really great and I was impressed by how the presenters provided ‘nuts and bolts’ information about their respective subjects.” - Scott Wickham, Chandler Gilbert Community College

Compete in Cyber Defense and SIEM NetWars

The SIEM Summit & Training gives you opportunities to test your skills in a fun and competitive environment with two nights of Cyber Defense NetWars and one evening of SIEM NetWars. During the training portion of this event, you can compete in the all-new Cyber Defense Netwars challenge, a defense-focused competition that tests your skills in administration, threat hunting, log analysis, packet analysis, cryptography, and much more. Following the conclusion of the Summit, you can participate in SIEM NetWars to develop the skills you need to efficiently and effectively leverage a SIEM platform.

Summit audience and networking

Network with your peers and make invaluable connections.

Summit Night Out - October 7 at Bub Barbecue

In addition to two days of in-depth presentations and panel discussions, 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 closely aligned, immersion-style SANS courses to 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. SAVE $400 off your Summit seat when you register for a course at SANS SIEM Summit & Training.