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 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.

Purple Team Summit & Training 2021VirtualMay 24-25, 2021
CloudSecNext Summit & Training 2021VirtualJun 3-4, 2021
DFIR Summit & Training 2021VirtualJul 22-23, 2021
Security Awareness Summit & Training 2021VirtualAug 5-6, 2021

Blue Team Summit & Training 2021

Virtual Sep 9-10, 2021

Threat Hunting Summit & Training 2021


Oct 7-8, 2021


Join us for the CloudSecNext Summit 2021!

CloudSecNext Summit brings together a unique combination of real-world user experiences and case studies, as well as practical, technical training focused on specific approaches and skills for building and maintaining a secure cloud infrastructure. As a virtual attendee, you’ll explore current approaches, tools, and techniques with fellow practitioners facing similar cloud-related security challenges.

Virtual Forums

These half-day events are led by industry experts and aim to cover emerging trends, current issues, and often overlooked topics in the cybersecurity industry.

Healthcare Lightning Summit


May 19, 2021

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
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.
    Password & Access Management Solutions ForumVirtualApril 23, 2021Chris Dale
    CloudSecNext Summit Solutions TrackVirtualJune 4, 2021Ken Hartman
    SOAR Solutions ForumVirtualJune 18, 2021Chris Crowley
    DFIR Summit Solutions TrackVirtual

    July 23, 2021

    Mari DeGrazia

    Malware & Ransomware Solutions ForumVirtualAugust 20, 2021Jake Williams
    SOC Solutions TrackVirtualSeptember 10, 2021Chris Crowley
    Energy Solutions ForumVirtualSeptember 24, 2021Justin Searle
    THIR Summit Solutions TrackVirtualOctober 8, 2021Lodrina Cherne
    Cyber Solutions Fest 2021VirtualOct 21 - Fri, Oct 22, 2021To be announced
    Data Security Solutions ForumVirtualNovember 12, 2021Ben Wright


    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Interested in sharing your solutions to our community? Explore upcoming Solutions Forums and Tracks sponsorships.