Forensics Summits

Forensics Summits

Our DFIR Summits are designed to help you enrich your Cyber Intel, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics & Incident Response skills.

DFIR Summits are two-day events that focus on the most current topics in Cyber Threat Intelligence, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics & Incident Response. Our Summits feature user panels, debates, vendor demos and short talks by industry experts to help you get the most up-to-date information security solutions in the least amount of time.

For a sample of the compelling industry content DFIR Summits bring to the community, check out our recent Summit lecture videos here.

DFIR Summits are the perfect events to:
  • Get the latest secrets from the best minds in the DFIR industry
  • Learn tough lessons from real practitioners - what really works (and what doesn't)
  • Gain hands-on experience with top industry experts
  • Get answers to the even the hardest questions
  • Network with colleagues in the community

For many Summits, we run a public Call for Presenters (CFP). If you wish to be notified of open CFPs and their deadlines, please send a note to to be added to our notification list.

Come join us at one of the following Summits:

Threat Hunting & Incident response Summit & Training | New Orleans, LA

Summit: September 30 - October 1, 2019
Training: October 2 - 7, 2019

Will you be the Hunter or the Prey?
The Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit will focus on specific hunting and incident response techniques and capabilities that can be used to identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting your networks. SANS and our Founding Partner Carbon Black are pleased to invite you to the Summit where you will have the opportunity to directly learn from and collaborate with incident response and detection experts who are uncovering and stopping the most recent, sophisticated, and dangerous attacks against organizations.

DFIR Summit Prague | Prague, Czech Republic

Summit: October 1, 2019
Training: October 1 - 6, 2019

The annual SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit Prague is the most comprehensive DFIR event of the year in Czech Republic! Held in the beautiful city of Prague, no other event will give you the chance to meet an array of influential experts, immerse into hands-on training, and network with digital forensics and incident response professionals from around the world in such beautiful location. Join us at the DFIR Summit Prague, exchanges ideas, learn the latest research to help you overcome investigative obstacles and share methods and techniques proven effective in digital forensics! This is your opportunity to learn from leading industry practitioners.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training | Arlington, VA

Summit: January 20-21, 2020
Training: January 22-27, 2020

The collection, classification, and exploitation of knowledge about adversaries - collectively known as cyber threat intelligence - gives network defenders information superiority that is used to reduce the adversary's likelihood of success with each subsequent intrusion attempt. Responders need accurate, timely, and detailed information to monitor new and evolving attacks, as well as methods to exploit this information to put in place an improved defensive posture.

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training brings together top experts and practitioners for in-depth threat intelligence talks, world-class SANS training, DFIR NetWars, and exclusive networking events! This year's Summit will provide you with specific analytical techniques and capabilities, through case studies and firsthand experience, that can be utilized to properly create and maintain threat intelligence in your organization.