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Vendor: Analyst Program

The SANS Analyst Program produces leading analyst reports on emerging and mission-critical topics. An average of 11,500 people download SANS Analyst papers each month. Leading SANS analysts and instructors develop the content in the form of whitepapers, product reviews and surveys with accompanying webcasts that produce leads for sponsors. SANS Analyst Program content, paired with webcasts, helps sponsors drive topic awareness to a qualified audience of decision makers and influencers through insightful educational content that addresses problems readers need to solve today and in the future.

The SANS Analyst Program develops state-of-the-art reports on cutting-edge technology topics including:

  • Security by Design
  • Cloud & DevOps
  • Access and Identity Management
  • IoT/ICS Security
  • Analytics & Intelligence
  • Threat Hunting & IR
  • SOC Trends
  • Measuring Risk
Industry-specific papers are developed in the areas of:

  • Health Care
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Industrial IT

Spotlight Analyst Project

SANS DevOps Survey: Sneak Peak

See Frank Kim describe preliminary results of the Secure DevOps survey at the SANS Secure DevOps Summit & Information Security Training. In the video Frank Kim discusses the latest survey of industry practitioners and examines how the security and risk management leaders approach the collaborative, agile nature of DevOps.

Upcoming Analyst Papers

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SANS Supply Chain Security Report
In this whitepaper, SANS John Pescatore will provide recommendations that cover key processes, metrics and techniques used across industry and government, using examples from the SANS WhatWorks Program and other success stories.
John Pescatore
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A Tale of Two Paths: Threat Hunting Needs for New and Established Hunters Survey
This survey will look at the differences between organizations who are just starting their threat hunting journey and those who are honing their skills and programs and how they impact the priorities set by both types of organizations.
Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit & Training
Mathias Fuchs & Joshua Lemon
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Endpoints in the Dragnet Survey
This survey will look for improvements and solutions in endpoint detection and response capabilities.
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019
Justin Henderson & John Hubbard
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Cyber Security Spending Survey
This new survey will explore what organization leaders are emphasizing as they budget for and procure security tools and services to support their business amid evolving technologies and threats.
Barbara Filkins & John Pescatore (Advisor)
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Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey
This survey will build on previous cyber threat intelligence (CTI) surveys to provide guidance on how organizations of all types can get the most out of CTI.
Robert M. Lee
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Women in Cybersecurity Survey: Career Pathways and Helping Others to Succeed
SANS 2020 Women in Cybersecurity Survey: Career Pathways and Helping Others to Succeed
Heather Mahalik
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Top New Attacks and Threat Report
This report will provide deeper insight into the threats highlighted during the SANS panel discussion at the 2020 RSA Conference.
John Pescatore
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Automation & Integration Survey
This survey will look at what automation activities have been successful and how organizations set up their automation activities to achieve meaningful results.
Barbara Filkins & Don Murdoch
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ICS Asset Identification: It's More Than Just Security! A SANS Whitepaper
In this whitepaper, SANS ICS Active Defense and Incident Response certified instructor Mark Bristow will provide recommendations and guidance on starting and supporting an asset identification program.
Mark Bristow
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SANS Measuring and Improving Cyber Defense Using the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
In this paper, SANS instructor and analyst John Hubbard will cover the most important aspects of understanding and utilizing the ATT&CK framework.
John Hubbard
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Metrics Survey - Improving the Bottom Line with Measures, Metrics and KPI's
This survey, developed by SANS Analyst Program Research Director Barbara Filkins, will explore how cybersecurity metrics can demonstrate business value and reduce risks.
Barbara Filkins
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Enterprise Cloud Incident Response Survey
This survey will provide an overview of how organizations are tackling the new frontier of incident response in multiple enterprise cloud environments.
Matt Bromiley, David Cowen and Pierre Lidome
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Extending DevSecOps Security Controls into the Cloud Survey
This survey will explore how organizations are extending their DevSecOps security controls beyond their on-premises environments into the public cloud to secure their cloud networks, services and applications.
Jim Bird, Eric Johnson and Frank Kim
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Risk-Based Vulnerability Survey
This survey will focus on how organizations are analyzing and treating the vulnerabilities they identify.
David Hazar
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