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.


SANS Summits are one or two day events that bring together practitioners and leading experts to share and discuss case studies, lessons learned, new tools, and innovative strategies.

No matter your background or skill level, SANS Summits give you the chance to learn, connect, and share with cybersecurity professionals from around the globe.  

You'll walk away with actionable information, a fresh perspective, and new tools that you can immediately leverage in your work to protect your organization from ever-evolving threats. 

EventLocationSummit Date

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Summit

Free Live OnlineSept 22
SANS ICS Security Houston 2023: Summit@NightFree Live OnlineSept 26

CloudSecNext Summit

Dallas, TX & Free Live Online
Oct 16-17

HackFest 2023

Hollywood, CA & Free Live OnlineNov 16-17
Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & TrainingWashington, DC & Free Live Online Jan 29-30
OSINT Summit & TrainingArlington, VA & Free Live OnlineFeb 20 - Mar 1
Call for Presentations Open!
Neurodiversity in Cybersecurity SummitFree Live OnlineMarch 28
New2Cyber SummitFree Live OnlineApril 4-13
Ransomware SummitFree Live OnlineMay 31
ICS Security Summit & TrainingOrlando, FL & Free Live OnlineJun 17-18

SANS CloudSecNext Summit 2023

Free Virtual Summit: Oct 16-17 | Live Online | CPEs: 12 At CloudSecNext, you’ll explore current approaches, tools, and techniques with fellow practitioners facing similar cloud-related security challenges. Don't miss this chance to hear from top cloud security experts and connect with the community!

Summit Solutions Tracks, Solutions Forums & Surveys

SANS has a variety of free events from full-day Summit Solutions Tracks to half-day Survey events, all of which provide sponsors a platform to showcase their products and solutions to high-level security practitioners and cybersecurity decision-makers. In partnership with a SANS Subject Matter Expert, invited speakers will help develop a compelling agenda and contribute to the exchange of ideas based on the event topic.

Cloud Security Exchange 2023

A cannot miss Cloud event, is right around the corner! On Friday, August 18, the titans of cloud security: AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure experts will take the stage. These experts will discuss what has and hasn't worked in Cloud security architecture, threat detection, and implementation best practices in their Cloud environments. In addition to this FREE virtual event, you will receive first access to the accompanying eBook written by the experts presenting live! Save your seat and register below!

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