2018 SANS DFIR Summit Call for Presentations

Summit Dates:  July 25-26, 2019 


The 12th annual SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit is the most comprehensive DFIR event of the year, bringing together an influential group of experts, immersion-style training, and industry networking opportunities in one place.

The Summit brings together DFIR practitioners who share their experiences, case studies and stories from the field. Summit attendees will explore real-world applications of technologies and solutions from all aspects of the fields of digital forensics and incident response.  

Call for Presentations- Now Open
DFIR Summit Call for Presentations (CFP) is now open through 5 pm CST on Monday, March 4.

If you are interested in presenting, we’d be delighted to consider your practitioner-based case studies with communicable lessons.

The DFIR Summit offers speakers the opportunity to present their latest tools, findings, and methodologies to their DFIR industry peers. If you have something substantive, challenging, and original to offer, you are encouraged to submit a proposal.

We are looking for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Presentations that focus on:
1.    DFIR and Media Exploitation case studies that solve a unique problem
2.    New Forensic or analysis tools and techniques
3.    Discussions of new artifacts related to smartphones, Windows, and Mac platforms
4.    Focusing on improving the status quo of the DFIR industry by sharing novel approaches
5.    Challenges to existing assumptions and methodologies that might change the industry
6.    New, fast forensic techniques that can extract and analyze data rapidly
7.    Focus on Enterprise or scalable forensics that can analyze hundreds of systems instead of one at a time

Benefits of Speaking
  • Promotion of your speaking session and company recognition via the DFIR Summit website and all printed materials
  • Visibility via the DFIR post-Summit on the SANS DFIR Website
  • Full conference badge to attend all Summit sessions
  • Speakers can bring 1 additional attendee for free to attend the summit
  • Private speakers-only networking lunches
  • Speakers-only networking reception on evening before Summit
  • Continued presence and thought leadership in the community via the SANS DFIR YouTube channel

All talks will be 35 minutes of content + 5 minutes of Q&A. 

Deadline:  Monday, March 4, 2019 | 5 pm CST

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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 digital forensics?

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

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

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* 12. your company's Twitter handle

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* 13. Other company social media sites

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