NetWars Academy Cup

Our NetWars Academy Cup welcomes service men and women from the four U.S. military academies.

2023 SANS NetWars Academy Cup

Congratulations to the US Air Force Academy who won a hard-fought cyber NetWars range competition on 22-23 March, 2023.  The SANS Institute is proud to have hosted the 5th Annual SANS NetWars Academy Services Cup Tournament 2023. The annual SANS NetWars Academy Cup Tournament is a unique event tailored exclusively to cadets and mid-shipmen at the US Service Academies (USMA, USAFA, USNA, USCGA). Each year, SANS invites a five-member team from each of the Academies to represent their school. The winner gets their names engraved on a “traveling trophy” that they can display for a year until the next year’s competition.

  • 2019: US Military Academy (West Point)
  • 2020: US Air Force Academy (USAFA)
  • 2021: US Military Academy (West Point)
  • 2022: US Naval Academy (USNA)
  • 2023: US Air Force Academy (USAFA)

The SANS Academy Cup Tournament will run on consecutive evenings, 22-23 March 2023 from 6:30PM – 9:30PM Eastern. This event will be Live Online.

An Academy Cup Welcome Reception for all participants and observers will be Live Online before the tournament begins on Wednesday, 22 March 2023, at 6:00 PM Eastern. The reception will feature a special speaker and will serve as an orientation and kick-off to begin the tournament.

An Academy Cup Awards Reception for all participants and observers will follow the conclusion of the tournament on Thursday, 23 March 2023, around 9:30 PM Eastern. The reception will feature a special speaker and we will announce the winning academy.

2023 SANS NetWars Academy Cup Tournament Schedule:

  • Wednesday, March 22
    • Welcome Reception & Event Kickoff – 6:00 - 6:30 PM EDT (UTC – 4)
    • Tournament – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT (UTC – 4)
  • Thursday, March 23
    • Tournament – 6:30 PM – 9:10 PM EDT (UTC – 4)
    • AAR – 9:10 PM – 9:30 PM EDT (UTC – 4)
    • Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks – approximately 9:30 PM - 9:50 PM EDT (UTC – 4)

A representative from SANS will reach out to team leaders with more information.

We thank the academy administration for allowing the students to participate, and look forward to recognizing our dedicated academy students!

The winners of this tournament will have their names and team name engraved on the NetWars Academy Cup traveling trophy. The engraved trophy will be shipped to the location of the winning team's college for display.

2022 International Services Cup Winners

2022 SANS NetWars Academy Cup Winners