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The SANS Analyst Program produces leading analyst reports on emerging and mission-critical topics. An average of 11,500 people download SANS Analyst papers each month. Leading SANS analysts and instructors develop the content in the form of whitepapers, product reviews and surveys with accompanying webcasts that produce leads for sponsors. SANS Analyst Program content, paired with webcasts, helps sponsors drive topic awareness to a qualified audience of decision makers and influencers through insightful educational content that addresses problems readers need to solve today and in the future.


The SANS Analyst Program develops state-of-the-art reports on cutting-edge technology topics including:

  • Security by Design
  • Cloud & DevOps
  • Access and Identity Management
  • IoT/ICS Security
  • Analytics & Intelligence
  • Threat Hunting & IR
  • SOC Trends
  • Measuring Risk
Industry-specific papers are developed in the areas of:


  • Health Care
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Industrial IT

Spotlight Analyst Project

SANS DevOps Survey: Sneak Peak

See Frank Kim describe preliminary results of the Secure DevOps survey at the SANS Secure DevOps Summit & Information Security Training. In the video Frank Kim discusses the latest survey of industry practitioners and examines how the security and risk management leaders approach the collaborative, agile nature of DevOps.

Upcoming Analyst Papers and Research Opportunities

Paper
Publication Date
Associated SANS Event
Author(s)
Sponsorship Info
A Tale of Two Paths: Threat Hunting Needs for New and Established Hunters Survey
This survey will look at the differences between organizations who are just starting their threat hunting journey and those who are honing their skills and programs and how they impact the priorities set by both types of organizations.
Oct-2019
Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit & Training
Mathias Fuchs & Joshua Lemon
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Endpoints in the Dragnet Survey
This survey will look for improvements and solutions in endpoint detection and response capabilities.
Dec-2019
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019
Justin Henderson & John Hubbard
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Cybersecurity Spending Survey
This new survey will explore what organization leaders are emphasizing as they budget for and procure security tools and services to support their business amid evolving technologies and threats.
Jan-2020
Barbara Filkins & John Pescatore (Advisor)
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A SANS 2020 Report | Implementer's Guide to Deception Technologies
This guide will serve as a checklist for best practices of using deception both on premises and in the cloud.
Jan-2020
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey
This survey will build on previous cyber threat intelligence (CTI) surveys to provide guidance on how organizations of all types can get the most out of CTI.
Feb-2020
Robert M. Lee
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Women in Cybersecurity Survey: Career Pathways and Helping Others to Succeed
SANS 2020 Women in Cybersecurity Survey: Career Pathways and Helping Others to Succeed
Mar-2020
Heather Mahalik
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A SANS 2020 Report | Top New Attacks and Threat Report
This report will provide deeper insight into the threats highlighted during the SANS panel discussion at the 2020 RSA Conference.
Apr-2020
John Pescatore
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Automation & Integration Survey
This survey will look at what automation activities have been successful and how organizations set up their automation activities to achieve meaningful results.
May-2020
Barbara Filkins & Don Murdoch
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A SANS 2020 Report | ICS Asset Identification: It's More Than Just Security!
In this whitepaper, SANS ICS Active Defense and Incident Response certified instructor Mark Bristow will provide recommendations and guidance on starting and supporting an asset identification program.
Jun-2020
Mark Bristow
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A SANS 2020 Report | Measuring and Improving Cyber Defense Using the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
In this paper, SANS instructor and analyst John Hubbard will cover the most important aspects of understanding and utilizing the ATT&CK framework.
Jul-2020
John Hubbard
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Closing the Critical Security Skills Gap for Modern and Effective Security Operations Centers Survey
This survey focuses on developing insight into key areas which security operations skills needs are changing rapidly as threats evolve and business use of the cloud increases.
Jul-2020
John Pescatore
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Improving the Bottom Line with Measures, Metrics and KPIs
This survey, developed by SANS Analyst Program Research Director Barbara Filkins, will explore how cybersecurity metrics can demonstrate business value and reduce risks.
Aug-2020
Barbara Filkins
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Enterprise Cloud Incident Response Survey
This survey will provide an overview of how organizations are tackling the new frontier of incident response in multiple enterprise cloud environments.
Sep-2020
Matt Bromiley, David Cowen and Pierre Lidome
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Extending DevSecOps Security Controls into the Cloud
This survey will explore how organizations are extending their DevSecOps security controls beyond their on-premises environments into the public cloud to secure their cloud networks, services and applications.
Oct-2020
Jim Bird, Eric Johnson and Frank Kim
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Risk-Based Vulnerability Survey
This survey will focus on how organizations are analyzing and treating the vulnerabilities they identify.
Nov-2020
David Hazar
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A SANS 2020 Survey | Proactive vs. Reactive: Getting Real About Threat Hunting Survey
This survey looks into why organizations aren't utilizing threat hunting to detect threats before they become incidents and how security departments can reap the benefits of proactive hunting.
Dec-2020
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