Free SANS Community Events

SANS is pleased to offer a variety of virtual training events for the global cybersecurity community. Explore the events listed below and start making plans to level up your knowledge, hands-on skills, and industry connections.


Summits are one- to two-day events that bring together practitioners and leading experts to share and discuss case studies, lessons learned, new tools, and innovative strategies to improve cybersecurity and overcome challenges in a particular focus area or industry.

EventLocationSummit Date
Cybersecurity Leadership SummitVirtual

Thursday, May 25

AI Cybersecurity SummitVirtualWednesday, May 31

Blue Team Summit


June 12-13

Ransomware Summit VirtualFriday, June 23

Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit

Austin, TX & Virtual

Aug 3-4

SANS Security Awareness: Managing Human Risk Summit

Las Vegas, NV & Virtual

Aug 24-25

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Summit

VirtualSept 8
SANS ICS Security Houston 2023: Summit@NightVirtual Sept 26
Blockchain Security SummitVirtualOct 5-6

CloudSecNext Summit

Call for Presentations Open

Dallas, TX & Live Online
Oct 16-17

HackFest 2023

Call for Presentations Open

Hollywood, CA & VirtualNov 16-17


SANS Blue Team Summit

Free Summit: June 12-13 | Live Online At the SANS Blue Team Summit, enhance your current skill set, become even better at defending your organization, and hear the latest ways to mitigate the most recent attacks!

Summit Solutions Tracks, Solutions Forums & Surveys

SANS has a variety of free events from full-day Summit Solutions Tracks to half-day Survey events, all of which provide sponsors a platform to showcase their products and solutions to high-level security practitioners and cybersecurity decision-makers. In partnership with a SANS Subject Matter Expert, invited speakers will help develop a compelling agenda and contribute to the exchange of ideas based on the event topic.



Event Date(s)

Survey Event | Visibility and Attack SurfaceVirtualWed, May 31, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!

Cyber Solutions Fest 2023 | Spring

- Insider Threat, Phishing & Malware Track
- Zero Trust Track


Fri, June 9, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!

Survey Event | SOCVirtualTue, June 13, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!
Architecting a Cloud Security Guardrails Model Solutions ForumVirtualFri, June 23, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!
Survey Event | CTI: Keeping Up with A Changing Threat LandscapeVirtualWed, July 19, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!
Carahsoft Government Solutions ForumVirtualThu, July 20, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!

DFIR Summit Solutions Track

Austin, TX & Virtual

Thu, August 3 - Fri, August 4, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!

Threat Hunting in the Cloud Solutions Forum


Fri, August 25, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!

Survey Event | DevSecOpsVirtualThu, August 31, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!
Survey Event | Incident Response VirtualWed, September 13, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!

XDR/EDR Solutions Forum


Fri, September 15, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!

Survey Event | ICS/OT Cybersecurity: 2023's Challenges and Tomorrow's DefensesVirtual Wed, September 27, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!
CloudSecNext Summit Solutions TrackDallas, TX & VirtualMon, October 16 - Tue, October 17, 2023

Cyber Solutions Fest 2023 | Fall

- SOC & SOAR Track
-ICS Track
- Cloud Security Track
- Ransomware Attack Track
- Threat Hunting & Intelligence Track


Wed, October 25 - Fri, October 27, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!

Zero Trust Solutions Forum


Fri, November 10, 2023

Survey Event | Vulnerability Management: The Path to RemediationVirtualWed, November 15, 2023
Registration Now OPEN!


Cyber Solutions Fest 2023

In 2023, we are featuring two Cyber Solutions Fests. We will kick off round one of Cyber Solutions Fest on June 9th for a one-day virtual event featuring two unique tracks: Insider Threat, Phishing & Malware and Zero Trust. Learn more about this event and our three-day Cyber Solutions Fest event in October, by clicking on the buttons below!

What Attendees Are Saying

There are tons of great, passionate security professionals, with loads of knowledge. Come to listen, and talk to people who are great at what they do.
Austin Shell
I think the content is stellar, but the opportunities for networking and industry knowledge-sharing is invaluable.
Ricky Pullan
- Microsoft
Good exposure to tools and stories from the field and front lines.
Tyler Freeman
- FireEye
Lots of learning, networking, thought-provoking discussions, and fun crammed into two days!
Stephen Malott
- Lbrands
Very useful, relevant content and opportunity to meet peers, network, and build relationships."
Frank McClain
- Red Canary