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CALL FOR PAPERS - SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2017



Summit Dates: January 31, 2017 and February 1, 2017

Training Course Dates: January 25-30, 2017 Summit Venue: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel — Arlington, VA

Deadline to Submit is July 29, 2016. To submit click here




This year the CTI Summit is going old school. CTI is a relatively new field, however the intelligence field itself has been around for centuries. Throughout the summit we will focus on understanding how classic intelligence approaches and techniques apply to cyber threat intelligence - where they align and where they don't - and will provide use cases of not only classic methods of producing Cyber Threat Intelligence, but of implementing and making decisions based off of intelligence as well.

If you are interested in presenting or participating on a panel, we'd be delighted to consider your CTI-focused proposal with use cases and communicable lessons. We are looking for presentations from both the intelligence producer and the intelligence consumer fields with a focus on topics that will be directly relatable and applicable to the summit audience.

The CTI Summit offers speakers opportunities for exposure and recognition as an industry leader. If you have something substantive, challenging, and original to offer, you are encouraged to submit a proposal.

CFP submissions should detail how the proposed CTI case study, tool, or technique can be utilized by attendees to increase their security posture. All CTI Summit presentations will be 30 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

The CTI Summit Advisory Board would like to encourage first time presenters to respond to the call for presentations. A diverse mix of both new and experienced speakers will raise the bar for the summit. Advisory Board members are willing to provide submission feedback prior to the CFP deadline as well as mentoring and guidance throughout the process.

We are looking for CTI Presentations that focus on:

  • Classic intelligence approaches applied to CTI analysis and production
  • Interesting perspectives or case studies that challenges CTI assumptions and results in a shift in understanding
  • Case studies on the application of cyber threat intelligence to a security or business problem
  • Innovative ways to utilize or analyze CTI with classic techniques
  • New tools developed to support or enable CTI

Benefits of Speaking

  • Promotion of your speaking session and company recognition via the CTI conference website and all printed materials
  • Visibility via the CTI post-Summit on the SANS DFIR Website
  • Top 3 presentations invited to do a full SANS Webcast
  • Full conference badge to attend all Summit sessions
  • Speakers can bring 1 additional attendee at no registration cost
  • Private speakers-only networking lunches
  • Speaker networking reception on evening before Summit
  • Presentations will be recorded and may be made available via the Internet to a wider audience