SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2018
Summit Dates: January 29 & 30, 2018
Training Course Dates: January 31-February 5, 2018
Call for Presentations Closes on Monday, 7 August at 5 pm EDT. 
Summit Venue: Hyatt Regency Bethesda (MD) 

Our 6th annual Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Summit will be held in Bethesda, MD. 

The 2018 Summit will focus on how to make cyber threat intelligence programs more effective,  and how to deliver value for intelligence consumers.

Call for Speakers- Now Open 

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. This conference is practitioner focused, and vendor marketing submissions will not be considered.  

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.  

We are looking for CTI Presentations that focus on:

1.    Practical talks that attendees can take back to their organizations and operationalize.
2.    Vendor agnostic case studies that highlight CTI successes as well as failures.
3.    Vertical/industry specific approaches to CTI programs.
4.    Toolkits that support or enable CTI.
5.    Strategies to develop CTI analysts.
6.     Strengthening analytical techniques.
7.    Lessons learned when establishing or reestablishing a CTI framework within a security program.

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. 

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

        All presentations will be video-recorded. 



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* 1. Speaker 1: Please provide your contact details.

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* 2. (Optional) Speaker 2:  Please provide your contact details.

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* 3. Title of Proposed Talk

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* 4. Abstract: The presentation abstract should outline your presentation and what attendees will learn.

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* 5. Does your company sell products or services related to CTI?

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* 6. Have you ever given a similar talk before, if so where? Do you plan to give a similar talk anywhere else, if so where?

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* 7. Biography for use in summit program guide and website (400 characters max):

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* 8. Please upload your headshot to a shareable link such as a dropbox, onedrive, or google drive: Headshot with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.  Paste link to photo below.

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* 9. If you use twitter, what is your twitter handle?

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* 10. What is your organization's twitter handle?

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* 11. Do you blog?  If so, please provide link:

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* 12. Do you have any YouTube or online videos of you speaking?  If so, please provide links below.