SANSFIRE 2024 Presents: An Exclusive AlumNight Experience in Washington, D.C.

You're invited to join us at the Washington Hilton for an evening of complimentary food, beverages, and networking with fellow SANS Alumni

Welcome to SANS Alumni Night

As a SANS Alumni, you're invited for the industry's most powerful gathering of cybersecurity professionals. This invite-only, all-access celebration will be filled with networking, food, drinks, giveaways, and buzzing expert discussions!

Engage with world-renowned instructors, curate new connections, and strengthen your cyber community.

PLUS - stay for a FREE hands-on bonus session following the reception!


Wednesday, July 17th, 2024


Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20009

What to Expect:

A SANS Alumni gathering with FREE hands-on skill-sharpening fun!

  • Alumni Networking Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 PM ET
    • Beverages & small bites will be included. 
  • FREE Bonus Workshops!
    • WORKSHOP 1: Powered by Leadership: Game Night! Cyber42: Transformational Leader
    • WORKSHOP 2: Powered by DFIR: Threat Hunting and Criminal Infrastructure Analysis

*NOTE: These sessions run concurrently. Please RSVP for (1) of your choosing.*

What other SANS Alumni are saying about our receptions:

"I wanted to pass along my thanks for putting together a great event last night that was really engaging. I know putting together any event is hard, and even harder when you are trying to pull staff out of their lairs. It was great to interact with the instructors in a less formal setting, as when in the class there are dozens of other students, a lot of content, other work life commitments all putting a load on the instructors, so I know the last thing they want to hear is what each student may be struggling with at their employer. This was a fantastic opportunity to connect and talk with instructors and fellow SANS alum and just talk shop." - Galen, SANS Alumni

Expand the sections below to learn more about the free workshops available


    Kim Jones, Certified Instructor Candidate


    Wednesday, July 17th, 2024, 6:45PM ET


    Practice your strategic decision-making skills in an engaging, fun, and collaborative environment. Cyber42 is a leadership simulation game that puts you in real-world scenarios that security managers, leaders, and officers find themselves facing daily. Prepare for real-world issues through uniquely crafted cybersecurity challenges.

    With enterprises in need of protecting against an endless and increasing onslaught of information security threats, technology management skills alone are no longer sufficient. Today it is about technology, business strategy, and people. Cybersecurity leaders need to be up to speed on information security issues from a technical standpoint, understand how to implement security planning into the broader business objectives, and be able to build a longer lasting security and risk-based culture. Adjusting employees' and leadership's way of thinking about security to prioritize and act to prevent today's most common cybersecurity attacks requires organizational change that affects the foundational culture of the organization.

    Cyber42 is a leadership simulation game that puts you in the driver's seat of making tough executive calls on behalf a fictitious organization that needs your expertise. Each outcome will be followed by thoughtfully crafted group discussion. The winner will be decided by who makes the strongest security cultural impact to the fictitious organization.

    Learning Objectives:

    You will work through different scenarios, each focusing on different elements needed as a Transformational Cybersecurity Leader: Technology, Strategy, Culture. Walk away after the event having advanced the following:

    • Identify various decision-making next steps against popular security scenarios
    • Strategically balance competing priorities for successful outcomes
    • Rapid data synthesis and analysis for informed decision-making
    • Risk-free decision-making in a simulated environment for optimal business outcomes
    • Building valuable connections with peers in a dynamic and enjoyable setting


    • A laptop with a current, modern web-browser
    • A SANS account is required to participate

    The content from this event supports concepts from the following SANS courses:

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to share our highly anticipated workshop scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th – Powered by DFIR: Threat Hunting & Criminal Infrastructure has been canceled.


Grow Your SANS Alumni Network

  • Foster lifelong relationships with fellow industry experts, instructors and authors
  • Enjoy complimentary food & beverages
  • Engage in buzzing discussions
  • Leave with AlumNight swag
  • A chance to receive surprise giveaways!