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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 Poll | How Are Remote Workers Working?
This poll will ask a short series of targeted questions about how workers who have shifted to working remote are carrying out their business from afar.
June 4, 2020
Heather Mahalik
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A SANS 2020 Report | ICS Asset Identification: It's More Than Just Security!
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.
Jun-2020
Mark Bristow
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A SANS 2020 Report | 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.
Jul-2020
John Hubbard
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Closing the Critical Security Skills Gap for Modern and Effective Security Operations Centers Survey
This survey focuses on developing insight into key areas which security operations skills needs are changing rapidly as threats evolve and business use of the cloud increases.
Jul-2020
John Pescatore
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Improving the Bottom Line with Measures, Metrics and KPIs
This survey, developed by SANS Analyst Program Research Director Barbara Filkins, will explore how cybersecurity metrics can demonstrate business value and reduce risks.
Aug-2020
Barbara Filkins
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A SANS 2020 Survey | 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.
Sep-2020
Chris Dale and Matt Bromiley (Advisor)
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Extending DevSecOps Security Controls into the Cloud
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.
Oct-2020
Jim Bird, Eric Johnson and Frank Kim
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Risk-Based Vulnerability Survey
This survey will focus on how organizations are analyzing and treating the vulnerabilities they identify.
Nov-2020
David Hazar
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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 | 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.
March-2021
John Pescatore
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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.
March-2021
Matt Bromiley
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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.
Apr-2021
Chris Dale
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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 | Security Operations Center (SOC) Survey
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.
May-2021
Christopher Crowley and John Pescatore
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A SANS 2021 Survey | Making Visibility Definable and Measurable
This survey will capture best practices in defining and achieving business-relevant levels of security visibility.
June-2021
Barbara Filkins and John Pescatore
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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.
July-2021
Dave Shackleford
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