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The Fifth Annual SANS Security Awareness Summit Returns in August

This highly anticipated summit will include expert awareness-focused speaking sessions, interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and more

  • Bethesda, MD
  • August 2, 2018

Don't let 2018 be the year you miss your chance to be part of the SANS Security Awareness Summit community event. This two-day interactive summit, which has nearly tripled in attendance size, is set to take place in Charleston, South Carolina August 8-9. It is the best vendor-neutral forum for security awareness officers aspiring to amplify their program and expand their expertise.

This summit, which sold out in advance last year, will be full of expert-focused discussions, interactive speaking sessions, and exclusive networking events. Awareness professionals can also take advantage of SANS information courses, which will bookend the summit and are led by the best experts in the industry. The expertise from the summit and courses will provide the foundation the security awareness community needs to help stop cyber-attacks in their tracks.

SANS cyber security instructors will provide invaluable information to those looking to help their security awareness program thrive. Among those instructors is Senior Security Awareness Expert and Trainer, Lance Spitzner, an author and esteemed presenter with over two decades of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness, and training around the globe with a passion for events like this upcoming summit.

"The SANS Security Awareness Summit is the largest event in the world dedicated to bringing together security awareness practitioners to identify and share the most effective solutions in managing human risk," Spitzner says. "What makes this event so powerful is the people attending it are the very ones who will determine the future of how organizations will manage their human risk."

Returning to this years Summit:

  • Show-n-Tell Booths: Enjoy an improved, expanded area, designed to support the interaction of awareness materials, developed by various organizations.
  • Interactive Workshops: The workshops are hands-on and a great way to learn ways to set the building blocks of your own awareness program.
  • Video Wars: Various organizations will present the process they took to create their own training videos.

New to the Summit:

  • Security Awareness Report Booth: Visit our booth dedicated to the findings in the 2018 SANS Security Awareness report. Analysts from the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) will be there to answer questions and discuss the information coming from peers around the world.
  • Interactive Polling: Access instant feedback from your peers in between speaking sessions. With the interactive polling, you can learn what your peers are thinking about training and in building a security awareness program.
  • Content Review Kiosks: Visit the kiosks to gather a live look at our training content and discuss proven learning methodologies with the experts.

Security awareness professionals can bring the insight obtained from this summit back to their organization while applying focus to nurturing their program's current maturity level. This is the most dynamic, expertly-guided security awareness summit the industry has to offer. For attendee information, to check out the SANS Security Awareness agenda, or to register for limited remaining space at the SANS Security Awareness Summit and training courses August 6-7; August 10-15, visit:

About SANS Security Awareness

SANS Security Awareness, a division of the SANS Institute, provides organizations with a complete and comprehensive security awareness solution, enabling them to easily and effectively manage their 'human' cyber security risk. SANS Security Awareness has worked with over 1,300 organizations and trained over 6.5 million people around the world. Security awareness training content is translated into over 20 languages and built by a global network of the worlds most knowledgeable cyber security experts. Organizations trust that SANS Security Awareness content and training is world-class and ready for a global audience. The SANS Security Awareness program includes everything security awareness officers need to simply and effectively build a best-in-class security awareness program. For more information about training programs, please visit:

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today, SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals in government and commercial institutions worldwide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at In-Person and Live Online cyber security training events, and more than 50 courses are available anytime, anywhere with our OnDemand platform. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers a master’s degree, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cyber security. SANS Security Awareness, a division of SANS, provides organizations with a complete and comprehensive security awareness solution, enabling them to easily and effectively manage their ‘human’ cybersecurity risk. SANS also delivers a wide variety of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, webcasts, podcasts, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to support and educate the global information security community. (