Call for Presentations

Thank you for taking the time to complete this submission form for the Pen Test Hackfest. The 2019 Summit will be on the 22nd of July, Berlin, at the Marriott. 

The Summit brings together cyber security professionals who share their experiences, case studies, and recommendations for improving their craft.  Summit attendees will explore real-world applications of technologies and solutions to see how understanding cyber offense can help dramatically improve an organization’s defenses.  Whether you are a cyber defender, penetration tester, digital forensics expert, or other cyber security professional, you’ll benefit deeply from the information exchanged at this one-of-a-kind event.

If you are selected by the review board, a follow-up discussion will be arranged to validate your material. We will also review your technical and AV requirements to make your talk a success. There are presentation slots available of varying length to fit your content and speaking experience. We are extremely keen to foster new talent, and for those that are newer to public speaking, or could do with guidance, we have mentors available to help you refine your material and your delivery for maximum impact.

We understand that developing a talk and filling out proposal forms is time-consuming. We are highly dedicated to providing a phenomenal conference that will be a high point in your calendar for 2019 and we thank you for taking the time to submit.

Prospective presenters for the 2019 Pentest Hackfest should provide their submissions no later than Friday 8th February.

Why Present at the Summit?

- Promotion of your speaking session and company recognition via the SANS Summit website, social media and all printed materials
- Access to a friendly, supportive environment to develop and enhance your public speaking skills.
- Complimentary pass to the 2019 Summit

SANS does not cover travel or hotel expenses for speakers, but we do reserve a block of rooms at a special rate. We also serve a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both Summit days.

What are some potential topics to present?

We are looking for presentations that focus on:
- New or novel attack techniques and how to defend against them
- Novel approaches for red teaming and purple teaming to help improve the state of an organization’s security
- Better, more efficient ways to discover, analyze, and remediate traditional vulnerabilities and attack techniques
- Lessons learned from cyber defense and digital forensics that can help penetration testers provide more business value
- New vulnerability assessment and management tools and techniques that can be applied at enterprise-wide scale
- Challenges to existing assumptions and methodologies that might change the industry in a positive way
- Practical advice for better managing vulnerabilities and conducting penetration tests to provide excellent business value



The deadline for all submissions is Friday 8th February. All submissions must be made through our online form here. Please contact emea-summits@sans.org with questions.  

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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 Cyber Security?

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

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

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* 12. SANS will need to store the information you submit in the form as part of the review process. This information will not be used for marketing or any purpose other than reviewing the Call for Presentations. Please review the SANS Privacy Policy and confirm below that you agree to us storing this information. 

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