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Threat Hunting & IR Summit 2020

New Orleans, LA | Thu, Sep 10 - Thu, Sep 17, 2020
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Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit

Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit

  • Two days of in-depth Summit talks focused on the latest in threat hunting and incident response CFP NOW OPEN
  • Hands-on, immersive information security courses to choose from VIEW COURSES
  • Exclusive networking opportunities and community events

This event will be taking place live in New Orleans, LA, and will also be streamed Live Online.


Summit: Sep 10-11 | Co-Chairs: Phil Hagen and Matt Bromiley | Summit CPE Credits: 16
Training: Sep 12-17

Will you be the hunter or the prey?

Chances are very high that hidden threats already exist inside your organization's networks. No matter how thorough and sophisticated your security precautions may be, you cannot assume your security measures are impenetrable. By themselves, prevention systems are insufficient to counter focused human adversaries who know how to get around today’s advanced security and monitoring tools. It takes highly skilled and focused hunters to defeat these persistent adversaries.

Hear from the experts — Learn how to become an elite threat hunter.

The two-day Summit brings together prominent security practitioners for in-depth talks focused on techniques that can be used to successfully identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting your networks. As an attendee, you’ll walk away from this Summit with new tools and methods to leverage as soon as you return to work.

The Summit will explore the following:

  • The effectiveness of threat hunting in reducing the dwell time of adversaries
  • Operationalizing threat hunting
  • Automated threat hunting: Fact or fiction?
  • Threat hunting tools, tactics, and techniques that can be used to improve the defense of your organization
  • Case studies on the application of threat hunting to security operations
  • Innovative threat hunting tactics and techniques
  • New tools that can help threat hunting for both endpoints and networks
  • Perspectives and case studies that challenge threat hunting assumptions and can result in a shift in understanding

THIR 2019 speakers

What attendees say about their Summit experience

"The Threat Hunting and IR Summit is packed with content that is directly actionable and applicable to my role as a hunter. I can't overstate the value gained by attending. If you are a hunter, or want to become one, it should be a standing event on your calendar." - Neil Wyler , RSA

"This Summit is great exposure to our industry of hunters and responders, how they discover work to resolve issues, and it introduces new ways of working." - Matthew Sallee, PepsiCo

“The presentations provided ideas, tools, and guidance on how to execute threat hunting operations.” - Daniel Garcia, Shell Oil

“Great way to gain insight into other organizations' hunting processes. Able to bring back many valuable techniques/tools to improve my own organization's processes. Enjoyed the variety of topics/perspectives of the presenters.” - Alicia Murphy, Booz Allen Hamilton

Network with your peers and make invaluable connections

In addition to two days of in-depth threat hunting and incident response discussions, you'll have the opportunity to network with fellow attendees at breaks and 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. Last year's networking event was held at Fulton Alley, where attendees enjoyed food, drinks, bowling and other games! Stay tuned for this year’s plans!

Threat Hunting Summit attendees

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

After the two-day Summit, choose from several hands-on, 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.