Multi-Sponsored Surveys & Reports

Every year, the SANS Analyst Program develops an annual multi-sponsored survey and report calendar that features trending cybersecurity topics highly sought out by the SANS community. Developed by SANS experts, these surveys and reports provide security practitioners with actionable take-aways and the latest tools and solutions available. Explore SANS 2021 Multi-Sponsored Surveys and Reports calendar below for sponsorship opportunities.

Spotlight Analyst Project

SANS 2021 Digital Forensics Survey

This SANS survey, developed by SANS Certified Instructor Jason Jordaan, seeks to explore organizations' current digital forensics foundations and what they can do to make certain that their digital forensics is strong and reliable. Sponsors of this survey will have solutions and tools that'll enable companies to build a solid digital forensics base.

Upcoming Analyst Papers and Research Sponsorship Opportunities

PaperPublication MonthAuthor(s)Sponsorship Info
A SANS 2021 Survey | Cloud Security Survey

This survey will explore the types of services organizations are using, what types of controls and tools provide the most value, and how effective cloud security brokering is for a range of use cases.

Apr 13, 2021Dave ShacklefordView More Details
A SANS 2021 Report | Top Skills Analysts Need to Master

This report will discuss the top skills security analysts need to master to be effective at defending organizations across endpoints, networks, and the cloud.

Apr 21, 2021Ismael ValenzuelaView More Details
A SANS 2021 Survey | Password Management and 2 Factor Authentication Methods Survey
This survey will explore how organizations are managing their passwords across users, apps and devices.
May 19, 2021Chris DaleView More Details
A SANS 2021 Report | Avoiding or Minimizing Ransomware Impact to the Bottom Line

This report will provide cybersecurity practitioners with the tools to make strategic recommendations on the critical areas to improve security, to avoid or mitigate ransomware attacks and to enable them to participate in decisions around the use and value of various forms of cyber insurance.

May 20, 2021John Pescatore and Benjamin WrightView More Details
A SANS 2021 Report | Making Visibility Definable and Measurable
This report will capture best practices in defining and achieving business-relevant levels of security visibility.
Jun 14, 2021Barbara Filkins and John PescatoreView More Details
A SANS 2021 Survey | Rethinking the Sec in DevSecOps: Security as Code
Building on what SANS has learned in previous years, this survey will
explore what the shift to security as code means for the modern
enterprise and its security program and will provide valuable guidance
both for the enterprise and the security professional.
Jun 21, 2021Jim Bird and Eric JohnsonView More Details
A SANS 2021 Survey | Digital Forensics Essentials and Why Foundations Matter
This survey will provide guidance on creating a solid digital forensics foundation.
Jul-2021Jason JordaanView More Details
A SANS 2021 Report | Top New Attacks and Threat Report
This report will provide deeper insight into the threats highlighted during the SANS panel discussion at the 2021 RSA Conference.
Jul-2021John PescatoreView More Details
A SANS 2021 Survey | Automation and Integration
This survey will provide an overview of where organizations are in their automation/integration journey.
Aug-2021Matt BromileyView More Details
A SANS 2021 Report | Securing Cell Phones
This report will explore how users are protecting their phones at a device and/or application level and gain insights on how organizations secure their company-provided, enterprise devices.
Aug-2021Heather Mahalik and Domenica CrognaleView More Details
A SANS 2021 Survey | OT/ICS Cybersecurity
This survey will ask critical questions about current threats and challenges for OT security as well as explore actual and perceived risks, threats, information sources, operational implementation challenges, and levels of investment.
Aug-2021Mark BristowView More Details
A SANS 2021 Survey | Threat Hunting in Uncertain Times
This survey would explore how threat hunting is working with embedded intelligence and security analytics for improved accuracy and outcome.
Sep-2021Mathias Fuchs and Joshua LemonView More Details
A SANS 2021 Report | Making Revolutionary Gains in Security on Your Endpoints
This report will detail a decision framework that security managers can use to map their existing IT management and security operations capabilities to the best mix of endpoint security tools and products.
Sep-2021John PescatoreView More Details
A SANS 2021 Survey | Security Operations Center (SOC)
This survey will have a special focus around changes in budgets and the
impact of the explosion of both remote work and the use of cloud based
systems on critical SOC functions and team operations.
Oct-2021John Pescatore and Chris CrowleyView More Details
A SANS 2021 Report | DFIR Cloud Report: Partly Cloudy with a Bunch of DFIR
This report will break down all you need to know about cloud data and why it matters in digital forensics and incident response.
Oct-2021Heather MahalikView More Details
A SANS 2021 Survey | Vulnerability Management – Impacts on Cloud and the Remote Workforce
This survey will highlight trends in vulnerability management based on data SANS has gathered over the last two years. The survey will also look into how cloud and the expanding remote workforce are affecting
vulnerability management.
Nov-2021David HazarView More Details