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.


Join us for Pen Test HackFest 2021!

At this year’s Pen Test HackFest Summit, you’ll have the chance to learn, connect, and share with thousands of cybersecurity professionals. No matter your background or skill level, you’ll walk away from HackFest with new tools and techniques to help you advance your skillset, as well as your organization’s defenses.

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.
    Threat Hunting Summit Solutions TrackVirtualOctober 8, 2021Jorge Orchilles
    Cyber Solutions Fest 2021VirtualOct 21 - Fri, Oct 22, 2021

    Jake Williams

    Chris Crowley

    Chloé Messdaghi

    Shaun McCullough

    Shadow IT Elimination Solutions ForumVirtualOctober 29, 2021To be announced
    Asset Management & Intelligence Solutions ForumVirtualNovember 4, 2021To be announed
    Data Security Solutions ForumVirtualNovember 12, 2021Ben Wright
    Zero Trust Architecture Solutions Forum - Coming SoonVirtualDecember 3, 2021Ismael Valenzuela


    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!