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Free SANS Community Events

SANS is pleased to offer a variety of virtual training events for the global cybersecurity community. Explore the events listed below and start making plans to level up your knowledge, hands-on skills, and industry connections.

Summits

Summits are one- to two-day events that bring together practitioners and leading experts to share and discuss case studies, lessons learned, new tools, and innovative strategies to improve cybersecurity and overcome challenges in a particular focus area or industry.

EventLocationSummit Date
DFIR Summit & Training 2021VirtualJul 22-23, 2021
Security Awareness Summit & Training 2021VirtualAug 5-6, 2021
Blue Team Summit & Training 2021VirtualSep 9-10, 2021
Threat Hunting Summit & Training 2021Virtual
Oct 7-8, 2021
Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2021
Virtual
Oct 14, 2021

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Join us for the DFIR Summit 2021!

The annual SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit is the most comprehensive DFIR event of the year, bringing together a passionate and influential group of experts, cutting edge research and tools, immersive training, and industry networking opportunities. As a virtual attendee, you’ll explore current approaches, tools, and techniques with fellow practitioners facing similar challenges.

What Attendees Are Saying

There are tons of great, passionate security professionals, with loads of knowledge. Come to listen, and talk to people who are great at what they do.
Austin Shell
- ATI
I think the content is stellar, but the opportunities for networking and industry knowledge-sharing is invaluable.
Ricky Pullan
- Microsoft
Good exposure to tools and stories from the field and front lines.
Tyler Freeman
- FireEye
Lots of learning, networking, thought-provoking discussions, and fun crammed into two days!
Stephen Malott
- Lbrands
Very useful, relevant content and opportunity to meet peers, network, and build relationships."
Frank McClain
- Red Canary

    Solutions Forums and Tracks

    Driven by SANS and sponsored industry experts, these half to full day virtual events explore the latest techniques, tools, and solutions to today’s cybersecurity challenges. Solutions Tracks are held in conjunction with certain Summits.
    EventLocationDateChairperson
    Malware & Ransomware Solutions ForumVirtualAugust 20, 2021Jake Williams
    SOC Solutions TrackVirtualSeptember 10, 2021Chris Crowley
    Federal Solutions ForumVirtualSeptember 12, 2021Matt Bromiley
    Industrial Solutions ForumVirtualSeptember 17, 2021Justin Searle
    THIR Summit Solutions TrackVirtualOctober 8, 2021To Be Announced
    Cyber Solutions Fest 2021VirtualOct 21 - Fri, Oct 22, 2021

    Jake Williams

    Chris Crowley

    Chloé Messdaghi

    Shaun McCullough

    Data Security Solutions ForumVirtualNovember 12, 2021Ben Wright

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    Welcome to SANS Cyber Solutions Fest 2021

    OCTOBER 21 & 22, 2021 | FREE 2-DAY VIRTUAL EVENT 4 unique levels. Over 30 thought leadership discussions. Access to the latest cybersecurity tools and demos. Surprise guest speakers, Q&A with SANS Instructors, games & prizes, and more!