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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 and Research Sponsorship Opportunities

Paper
Date
Author(s)
Sponsorship Info
A SANS 2020 Report | Pervasive and Unrelenting: Ransomware Special Report
This paper will explain why and how ransomware is spreading across vulnerable organizations and provide US-CERT advice on preventing these attacks and NIST guidance on detecting and recovering from them.
Nov-2020
Justin Henderson
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Proactive vs. Reactive: Getting Real About Threat Hunting Survey
This survey looks into why organizations aren't utilizing threat hunting to detect threats before they become incidents and how security departments can reap the benefits of proactive hunting.
Dec-2020
Mathias Fuchs and Joshua Lemon
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A SANS 2021 Survey | Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey
This survey seeks to understand the role of cyber threat intelligence in organization's cybersecurity practices, identify use cases across intel generation and consumption, and guide best practices for the community.
Jan-2021
Robert M. Lee
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A SANS 2021 Survey | Top CISO Issues in Vendor Risk Management & Data Privacy
This survey will look into the concerns of CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, Data Privacy Officers, and the "Big Four' for their guidance, fears, and success worldwide with vendor risk management and data privacy.
Feb-2021
Norman Levine and Barbara Filkins (Advisor)
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A SANS 2021 Report | SD-Wan Report
This SANS report goes through the security baseline of SD WAN technology and standards and then drills down into the security and manageability tradeoffs for the most common implementation options. The report will be useful for security teams at enterprises that have already chosen a deployment method as well as those that are still evaluating alternatives.
Mar-2021
Dave Shackleford
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A SANS 2021 Survey | Endpoint Monitoring in a Dispersed Workforce
This survey will explore the importance of endpoint monitoring in modern enterprises and how endpoint monitoring contributes to asset identification, incident response, containment and more.
Mar-2021
Matt Bromiley
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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-2021
Dave Shackleford
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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-2021
Ismael Valenzuela
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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-2021
Chris Dale
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A SANS 2021 Report | Avoiding or Minimizing Ransomware Impact to the Bottom Line: When Does Cyber Insurance Make Sense?
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-2021
John Pescatore and Benjamin Wright
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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-2021
Barbara Filkins and John Pescatore
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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-2021
Jim Bird and Eric Johnson
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A SANS 2021 Survey | Digital Forensics Essentials and Why Foundations Matter
This survey will provide guidance on creating a solid digital forensics foundation.
Jul-2021
Jason Jordaan
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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-2021
John Pescatore
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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-2021
Heather Mahalik and Domenica Crognale
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A SANS 2021 Survey | MITRE ATT&CK® for ICS Framework
This survey and analysis will inform the SANS audience on the adoptions and experiences of the recently released ATT&CK for ICS framework.
Aug-2021
Mark Bristow
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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-2021
Mathias Fuchs and Joshua Lemon
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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-2021
John Pescatore
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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-2021
John Pescatore and Chris Crowley
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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-2021
Heather Mahalik
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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-2021
David Hazar
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